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Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered differences in brain circuitry that contribute to starvation and weight loss in people with anorexia nervosa.

​Features Judy Davidson, DNP, RN, and Sidney Zisook, MD

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​Features Sarah Banks, PhD, and Erin Sundermann, PhD

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​Features Gabriel Schnickel, MD, MPH

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​Features Elise Phelan, RN, and Judy Davidson, DNP, RN

A novel research study by UC San Diego researchers will determine whether testing stored blood drops, recorded at birth, for 1,000 different molecules and chemicals can help predict autism risk years ...
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, in collaboration with Mather Institute, developed a method to enhance resilience and reduce subjective stress in residents living ...
In the first national study of its size, researchers at UC San Diego have found that nurses are at higher risk of suicide than the general population. Results were published in the February edition of ...

Recent Announcements & Recognitions

Dr. John CorreaCongratulations to Dr. John Correa for being awarded the 2020 SNRT Travel Award. This award will enable Dr. Correa to attend the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco in New Orleans, LA.

The UC San Diego Dissemination & Implementation Science Center (UC San Diego DISC) is a newly established center focusing on dissemination and implementation science across UC San Diego Health Sciences. Read More.

A new study, psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for patients with treatment resistant depression, is enrolling patients (age 18-55 and referred by a physician). Go to: https://clinicaltrials.ucsd.edu/trial/NCT03775200 for information about enrolling in the study.

Congratulations to the UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program for being selected to receive a grant to Advance Diversity in Doctoral Programs from the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Committee!

Congratulations to Dr. Sidney Zisook and colleagues on their article, “General Predictors and Moderators of Depression Remission: A VAST-D Report” for being named one of the Top Stories of 2019 by NEJM Journal Watch Psychiatry.

Dr. Igor and JoAnn GrantFrom Interim Chair Dr. Robert Anthenelli - I am saddened to inform you that JoAnn Grant, wife of Dr. Igor Grant passed away on November 21, 2019.
Read JoAnn Grant's Obituary

Dr. Maria Tiamson-KassabCongratulations to Dr. Maria Tiamson-Kassab for being elected President-elect of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.

staff at picnic
The First Annual Clinical Division Picnic for faculty and staff was held on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Read more about the picnic here.

Dr. Katherine BangenCongratulations to Dr. Katherine Bangen for being awarded the highly competitive Levitt Early Career Award in Neuropsychology. This award is given to candidates who have received their doctoral degree within the past ten years and have made a distinguished contribution to the field in neuropsychology through research, teaching and clinical work.

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