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San Diego Business Journal

​Features Lisa Moore, telehealth program director

Nwe York Times

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

U.S. News & World Report

​Features Robert Fitzgerald, PhD

A genome-wide association study of more than 165,000 U.S. veterans confirms a genetic vulnerability to post-traumatic stress disorder, specifically noting abnormalities in stress hormone response and/ ...
Adolescent depression increases with exposure to pesticides, a study in the Ecuadorian Andes shows.
Neonatal exposure to nicotine alters the reward circuity in the brains of newborn mice, increasing their preference for the drug in later adulthood, report researchers at University of California San ...
University of California San Diego School of Medicine research expands and deepens the association between clinical depression and pain, identifying specific regions of the brain that drive, influence ...

Recent Announcements & Recognitions

Dr. Marienfeld
Congratulations to Dr. Carla Marienfeld for being selected to participate in U.S. Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams round table discussion on maternal substance misuse. The UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry continues to play an important role in contributing to conversations and initiatives at the national level through events like these.

Juan Molina, M.D. Congratulations to Juan Molina, MD, and Matt Klein, MD, PhD, two rising PGY-4 Research Track Residents, who were both selected as a 2019 Travel Awardee for the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) meeting in Orlando, FL this December.Matt Klein, M.D., Ph.D. Drs. Molina and Klein were selected from over 300 applicants for this prestigious award!

Anna Reyes Congratulations to Anny Reyes, a JDP student, for receiving a National Research Service Award (NRSA) F31 grant in the amount of $37,858 for her project, "Explaining cognitive heterogeneity in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE): Identifying unique imaging features, health-related risk factors and protective factors in TLE subtypes"!

Congratulations to our Psychiatry Trainees, for honors awarded at the 2019 Department of Psychiatry Graduation Banquet. See the awards and their recipients here.

Elizabeth Twamley, Ph.D., ProfessorCongratulations to Dr. Elizabeth Twamley for being recognized in June's Teacher Spotlight.
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Dr. Grant and Supervisor Nathan FletcherSan Diego County Board of Supervisors declared May 21, 2019 as "Dr. Igor Grant Day". Congratulations to Dr. Grant! Photo of Dr. Grant and Supervisor Nathan Fletcher honoring Dr. Grant during Mental Health Awareness Month.

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