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In the News 

1/16/2017
Radio Health Journal

​Features Thomas Marcotte, PhD

1/12/2017
It’s well known that regular physical activity has health benefits, including weight control, strengthening the heart, bones and muscles and reducing the risk of certain diseases. Recently, researcher ...
1/11/2017
CNN

​Features Joel Dimsdale, MD (Emeritus)

1/10/2017
New Scientist

​Features Alysson Muotri, PhD

12/8/2016
A meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) has identified six loci or regions of the human genome that are significantly linked to personality traits, report researchers at University o ...
11/22/2016
Genetic variations that increase schizophrenia risk are rare, making it difficult to study their role. To overcome this, the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, an international team led by Jonathan Seba ...
10/19/2016
In an effort to put the brakes on sobering statistics related to teenagers driving under the influence, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine will join forces with the S ...

Recent Recognitions 

Suzi Hong, Ph.D. Congratulations to Suzi Hong, Ph.D. on being elected to the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research!

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Congratulations to Maryam Soltani, a PGY3 Resident in the Combined Psychiatry / Family Medicine Residency for having her artwork published on the cover of the January, 2017 issue of Academic Medicine. For more information on the process of Dr. Soltani's piece see the following link: here...

Carla Marienfeld, M.D. Congratulations to Carla Marienfeld, MD on the publication of the book she co-edited titled, “Motivational Interviewing for Clinical Practice”!

Abraham Palmer, PhD Abraham Palmer of the University of California, San Diego, asks if a tendency for loneliness can be found in your genes. Palmer is a professor of psychiatry at UCSD. A transcript of this podcast can be found here...

Luz Garcini, Ph.D. Congratulations to Luz Garcini, Ph.D., a recent graduate of the JDP, on the APA/APAGS Award for Distinguished Graduate Student in Professional Psychology. Dr. Garcini has been recognized for her research on recently immigrated populations.

Laura Berner, PhD Congrats to Laura Berner, PhD for receiving a 2016 Travel Award from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
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Laura Sittig, PhD Congrats to Laura Sittig, PhD for receiving a 2016 Travel Award from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) for being a distinguished young scientists in the field!


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John A. Majda, M.D. Memorial Fund

This fund awards up to $5,000 annually for up to 2 years for all UCSD Research Trainees with the intention of encouraging, supporting, and rewarding research in the areas of depression and suicide risk factors, with special consideration of physician depression and suicide.
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