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With website, UC San Diego School of Medicine scientists will monitor health and well-being during and after pandemic.
Antibiotic treatment — which depletes gut microbes — drastically changes the parts of a rat’s brain that are activated during opioid addiction and withdrawal.
Researchers suggest that in the aftermath of the novel coronavirus pandemic, a host of neuropsychiatric challenges may remain — or emerge — for those recovering from COVID-19 infections.
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.

Recent Announcements & Recognitions

Laura Earp, R.N.Congratulations to Laura Earp BSN, RN who won Nurse Leader of the Year in Transformational Leadership for her leadership in our transformation!

Dr. Ariel LangCongratulations to Dr. Ariel J. Lang for being selected to serve as the Director of the VA Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health (CESAMH) in San Diego!

Danica YoungCongratulations to Danica Young RN who won Nurse of the Year in Transformational Leadership for her leadership in our transformation!

Bosi ChenCongratulations to Bosi Chen (3rd year JDP student) for being awarded as one of Autism Science Foundation’s 2020 Predoctoral Fellowship Grant Recipients for her project titled, “Examining cortical myelination as an index of brain maturation in the first years of life in ASD”!

Dr. Arnold GutierrezCongratulations to Arnold Gutierrez, PhD, for being awarded the UC San Diego Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship award for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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!

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