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Researchers find that patients with severe, refractory schizophrenia benefit from targeted cognitive therapy, improving auditory and verbal outcomes and the way they process information.
UC San Diego Health is proud to announce it has earned ClearHealth Quality Institute (CHQI) accreditation for telemedicine. CHQI is an independent health care accrediting body that offers the only tel ...
For the first time, the United States Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded a grant to researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine to study binge eating disorder treatments ...
Researchers at University of California School of Medicine are preparing to launch a novel clinical trial to examine the safety, efficacy and pharmacological properties of cannabis as a potential trea ...

Recent Announcements & Recognitions

Dr. Kara Bagot on 60 Minutes Congratulations to Dr. Kara Bagot and the ABCD study on their feature with Anderson Cooper of CBS's 60 Minutes. ABCD researchers, Drs. Kara Bagot and Joanna Jacobus, seek to identify overlaps in neural activation among adolescents with problematic social media use, and those with Cannabis Use Disorders via fMRI cue reactivity tasks. Read the story here.

Maddie WerhaneCongratulations to Maddi Werhane on receiving the SDSU Inamori Fellowship! Maddi is a 4th year student in the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program mentored by Dr. Lisa Delano-Wood.

Lee Ellen Congratulations to Ellen Lee, MD, a T32 Geriatric Research Fellow, on being chosen to receive the 2019 American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry's Member-in-Training Research Award AND for receiving the 2018 Chancellor's Postdoctoral Scholar Award!

Stephanie WellsCongratulations to Stephanie Wells, a Joint Doctoral Program student, for receiving the 2018 Outstanding Student Achievement Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)!

Alvaro Camacho We are saddened to inform you of the passing of our colleague and friend, Alvaro Camacho, MD, in Imperial County. Read More...

Igor Grant, MDDr. Igor Grant gives his “State of the Department” address at the Psychiatry General Faculty meeting on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.
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