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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Recent Recognitions 

Eric Rafla-Yuan, MD Congratulations to Eric Rafla-Yuan, MD, a first year resident, for being selected the winner of the Best Trainee Poster Award at the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (APM) Annual Meeting!

Stephanie Wells Congrats to Stephanie Wells, a fourth year JDP student, on being one of two 2016 recipients of the Frank W. Putnam Trauma Research Scholars Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies! Recipients are selected based on their potential to make the biggest contribution to the field of traumatic stress. The proposed research project will utilize data from Dr. Leslie Morland’s large federally funded randomized controlled trial comparing three delivery modalities for the delivery of prolonged exposure therapy (PE) for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans.

Natassia Gaznick, MD Congrats to Natassia Gaznick, MD, on being awarded the prestigious 2016 American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) Travel Award to attend their annual meeting! This award is given to select PGY I-IV residents interested in learning about the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders to attend the Annual Meeting.

Priti Ojha, MD Congratulations to Priti Ojha, MD for being chosen by The American College of Psychiatrists for a Laughlin Fellowship!


Michael Langley-DeGroot, MD Congratulations to Michael Langley-DeGroot, MD on being one of two residents across the country chosen to receive a PRITE Fellowship for 2016/2017! Read More...

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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.