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In a paper publishing January 24 in the journal International Psychogeriatrics, researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine asked 21 hospice patients, ages 58 to 97 and in ...
Confirming earlier computational models, researchers at University of California San Diego and UC San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in Arizona and Louisiana, report that episodic memories ...
An online survey of 900 consumers of three of the United States’ most popular cigarette brands suggests that adopting standardized cigarette packing may reduce consumers’ misconceptions that some ciga ...
In remote Italian villages nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and mountains lives a group of several hundred citizens over the age of 90. Researchers at the University of Rome La Sapienza and Unive ...

Recent Announcements & Recognitions

Davide Dulcis, PhD Congratulations to Davide Dulcis, PhD, and his collaborators Alessandra Porcu, PhD and David Welsh, MD, PhD on receiving a Chancellor’s Research Excellence Scholarships (CRES) award. This award will accelerate the progress of a study focusing on a novel form of neurotransmitter plasticity within neurons of the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) as a mechanism through which environmental light alters neuronal circuit function and mood.

Congratulations to Eric Granholm, PhD and the MHTech group on receiving a Center Launch Seed Funds grant from the UCSD Office of Research Affairs! This award will accelerate collaborations and progress toward developing a center that truly will enhance the lives of people with mental health problems through the application of technology and data analytic solutions. 

Congratulations to JonJonathan Sebat, PhDathan Sebat, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, on receiving the Society for Biological Psychiatry's A.E. Bennett Award. The award will be presented at their annual meeting in New York in May.

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Funding Opportunities

Jared Purton Schizophrenia Research Travel Awards

The primary mission of the Jared Purton Schizophrenia Research Pilot Grant is to honor the life and memory of Dr. Jared Purton by supporting innovative clinical research that leads to improved long-term functional outcome of patients with chronic psychotic mental disorders, including schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. This award will provide support to off-set travel costs to scholarly meetings by trainees who are presenting talks or posters describing their research related to schizophrenia. For award criteria and information on how to apply, please click here.

John A. Majda, M.D. Memorial Fund

This fund awards up to $5,000 annually for up to 2 years for all UCSD Research Trainees with the intention of encouraging, supporting, and rewarding research in the areas of depression and suicide risk factors, with special consideration of physician depression and suicide.