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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.
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In the News 

3/21/2017
Medical News Today

​Features Abraham Palmer, PhD, and Stephanie Dulawa, PhD

3/21/2017
Spectrum News

​Authored by Alysson Muotri, PhD

3/21/2017
Standard antidepressant medications don’t work for everyone, and even when they do they are slow to kick in. In an effort to find better depression treatments, researchers at University of California ...
3/21/2017
An international team of scientists, led by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and University of California San Francisco, has developed a novel genetic score that al ...
3/20/2017
San Diego Union Tribune

​Features UC San Diego Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research

3/15/2017
Glamour

​Features Christina Chambers, PhD, MPH

3/14/2017
An international research team, led by scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, has created the first cellular model of anorexia nervosa (AN), reprogramming induced pluripo ...
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 ...

Recent Recognitions 

Niloo AfariCongratulations to Niloo Afari, PhD on her selection as the Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health at VA San Diego Healthcare System and Vice Chair of Veterans Affairs at the Department of Psychiatry, UCSD School of Medicine.

Raeanne Moore Congratulations to Raeanne Moore, PhD on receiving a Gilead Sciences Research Scholars Program award entitled, "Remote Sensing Technology to Improve Community-Based Fall Risk Assessment and Prevention Among Older Adults Living with HIV"!

Murray Stein Murray B. Stein MD, MPH, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine and Public Health, has been chosen as the new Editor-in-Chief of the journal Depression and Anxiety. Published by Wiley, Depression and Anxiety has an Impact Factor (IF) of 5.0 and ranks highly among Psychiatry and Psychology journals. Dr. Stein will be taking over the reigns of the journal beginning July 1, 2017.

Congratulations to UCSD Psychiatry faculty!
For the past two years UCSD Psychiatry has ranked among the top three departments of psychiatry in the country in terms of NIH funding. And our funding has grown from $41M in 2015 to $44M in 2016. Given that we are not as big a department as some others, our dollars per faculty actually puts us at #1 in the country.Read More...

 Sarah Jurick Congrats to Sarah Jurick, a JDP student, for receiving the APA Division 40 Society for Clinical Neuropsychology Dissertation Award, which provides $1000 to help offset the direct costs of research and a $1000 travel supplement!

Maddi and Anny Congrats to two of our JDP students, Madeline “Maddi” Werhane and Anny Reyes, for receiving Student Research Awards at the 45th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society in New Orleans!

Mounir Soliman, MD, MBA Congratulations to Mounir Soliman, MD, MBA (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) -- Recipient of a 2016 UCSD Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action & Diversity Award!


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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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