It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Athina Markou on May 18, 2016. Professor Markou was a vibrant leader in the Department of Psychiatry, serving as Vice Chair for Basic Science Research.

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The majority of cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are unknown. In a paper published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, ...

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Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say tiny micro-vesicle structures used by neurons and other cells to transport materials internally or dispose of them externally c ...
Mice are one of the most commonly used laboratory organisms, widely used to study everything from autism to infectious diseases. Yet genomic studies in mice have lagged behind those in humans. In a st ...
Drug-related overdoses are the leading cause of injury-related deaths in the United States, surpassing motor vehicle accidents at 44,000 fatalities annually. In response, researchers at University of ...

Recent Recognitions 

Dan Sewell, M.D.Congratulations to Dan Sewell, M.D. on being featured in the Department of Psychiatry's Teacher Spotlight for July.


Alana Iglewicz, M.D. Congratulations to Mark W. Bondi, PhD, professor of psychiatry and director of the Neuropsychological Assessment Unit at VA San Diego Healthcare System, who is the 2016 recipient of the Alzheimer Award from the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.


Exemplary Employee NomineesCongratulations to Jose “Joey” Mendez and Jennifer Hickey-Hinojosa for their nominations for the 31st instance of UC San Diego’s annual Exemplary Employee of the Year award. Thank you for your service to our department!

Alana Iglewicz, M.D. Congratulations to Alana Iglewicz, MD on being selected to receive the 2016 Whitehill Prize from the UC San Diego Academy of Clinician Scholars!


Dilip Jeste, M.D. Click Here... to view the talk on wisdom and aging given in November 2015 at the TEDMED conference, by Dilip Jeste, MD, Director of the Center for Healthy Aging and the Stein Institute for Research on Aging at UC San Diego..

Emily Judd Congratulations to Emily Judd for being awarded by the Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women's Health Research with the the Cher Conner Scholarship.


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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.