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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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...

Recent Announcements & Recognitions

Lee Ellen Congratulations to Ellen Lee, MD on being chosen to receive the 2019 American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry's Member-in-Training Research Award!


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Congratulations to Psychiatry faculty: Jessica Bomyea, PhD, Yuliana Gallegos-Rodriguez, PhD, and Tamara Maginot, PhD who were selected to participate in the UC San Diego Hispanic Center of Excellence (HCOE) Faculty Scholars Program!

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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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...

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