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Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with international colleagues, examined how policy reform in terms of drug decriminalization (in Mexico) and access to drug treatm ...
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Recent Announcements & Recognitions

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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Samantha Friend Congrats to Samantha Friend, MD, PhD, a 4th year Research Track Resident, for being selected as a 2018-19 NNCI Scholar! NNCI is the National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative; its goal is to help train psychiatrists to integrate a modern neuroscience perspective into every facet of their clinical work. Samantha will contribute to their efforts as an NNCI Scholar, and attend the 2019 NIMH/AADPRT BRAIN Conference.

Congratulations to Psychiatry Department students and faculty who received Research and Early Career Awards from the American Psychological Association's Division 40 - Society for Clinical Neuropsychology!Read More...

APA 2018

Congratulations to the VASDHS/UCSD Interprofessional Fellowship Program in Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Oriented Services, under the leadership of Dr. Dimitri Perivoliotis, for receiving the American Psychological Association Division 18 President's Excellence in Training Award! The award is in recognition of an outstanding psychology training program, preparing learners to provide recovery-oriented, evidence-based services to adults diagnosed with serious mental illness.

Juan MolinaCongratulations to Juan Molina, MD, a PGY-III Research Resident, for receiving the NIH LRP Award for his research study, "Identification of Neurophysiologic Biomarkers of Treatment Response to Targeted Cognitive Therapy in Schizophrenia"!

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