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Welcome to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Department of Psychiatry. We are a diverse community of faculty, staff, and trainees dedicated to an important mission More...

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Department of Psychiatry FacultyThe Department of Psychiatry directs and operates a full spectrum of proven state-of-the-art evaluative and therapeutic clinical services at UC San Diego Health System.
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In the News 

1/26/2016
San Diego Union Tribune

​Features David Folsom, MD

1/13/2016
New York Times

​Features Lori Haase, PhD

12/15/2015
Some decline in memory and cognitive function is a normal part of aging, but what if it could be prevented? Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Washington Univers ...
10/29/2015
Study among first to show how manic-depressive disorder affects neurons
10/27/2015
People who have had an episode of major depression are at high risk for having another episode. Now, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that the risk of r ...
10/2/2015
First introduced in the United States in 2007, electronic cigarettes have risen dramatically in part because they are popularly considered safer and more socially acceptable than combustible cigarette ...

Recent Recognitions 

Congratulations to Jamie Joseph, Ph.D. who is the postdoctoral trainee recipient of the UC San Diego Frontiers Innovation Scholars Program award. This award is a multidisciplinary research effort to determine whether pancreatic enzyme activity and levels are associated with increased incidence of a leaky gut and trigger altered immune and metabolic profiles in schizophrenia. The study will be conducted with co-mentors Colin Depp, PhD, Geert Schmid-Schönbein, PhD (Bioengineering), and Dilip Jeste, MD.

           Congratulations to both Kristin Cadenhead, M.D. and Murray Stein, M.D. for being among Thomson Reuters’ 2015 Highly Cited Researchers, ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication.

          Congratulations to Chaitanya Pabbati, MD and Desiree Shapiro, MD on receiving the AADPRT Ginsberg Award! This award, funded by AADPRT, acknowledges the excellence and accomplishments of outstanding residents interested in education and teaching who are pursuing careers as clinician-educators and/or academic administrators. Fellowships are awarded to five outstanding applicants each year.


Congratulations to David Lehman, M.D., H.S. on being featured in the Department of Psychiatry's Teacher Spotlight for January.
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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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