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In recent years, researchers have firmly established that gene mutations appearing for the first time, called de novo mutations, contribute to approximately one-third of cases of autism spect ...
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Recent Announcements & Recognitions

Alexandra Sietsma, MSN, PMHNP-BC Congratulations to Alexandra Sietsma, MSN, PMHNP-BC on receiving the Nurse of the Year award from UCSD!

Fiza Singh, MD Congratulations to Fiza Singh, MD on being featured in an article by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS) on the topic of her NIMH R61 award entitled “Enhancing Gamma Band Response in Schizophrenia to Improve Working Memory”!

Raeane Moore Congratulations to Raeanne Moore, PhD on receiving a R21 grant titled: “Real-Time Mobile Cognitive Tests for Bipolar Disorder Research”! Drs. Colin Depp and Lisa Eyler are other investigators on this project.

Dr. Heaton Congratulations to Robert Heaton, PhD on receiving a UCSD Integrity Award! The awards program recognizes individuals, departments, organizational units and students who have made outstanding contributions in support of UC San Diego's commitment to integrity.

Matthew Panizzon Congratulations to Matthew Panizzon, PhD and Richard Hauger, MD on receiving a new grant from the Million Veteran’s Program titled, “Clinical Manipulation of Testosterone and its Impact on Dementia and Health"!

Dr. Swerdlow Congratulations to Neal Swerdlow, MD, PhD on receiving the American College of Psychiatrist’s 2019 Stanley Dean Award! The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the understanding of treatment of schizophrenia.

Congratulations to Davide Dulcis,Davide Dulcis, PhD 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.

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