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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5/16/2016
ScienceDaily

​Features Peter Davidson, PhD

5/16/2016
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​Features Murray Stein, MD

5/16/2016
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​Features Shamini Jain, PhD

5/16/2016
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​Features Dilip Jeste, MD

5/11/2016
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 ...
5/11/2016
In a massive analysis of DNA samples from more than 13,000 U.S. soldiers, scientists have identified two statistically significant genetic variants that may be associated with an increased risk of pos ...
4/26/2016
The California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP) of University of California has awarded grants totaling $9.4 million to three teams of investigators to provide and evaluate PrEP – the HIV prevention p ...
4/22/2016
Compared to the nicotine patch and a placebo, the smoking cessation aids varenicline (marketed as Chantix in the U.S.) and bupropion (Zyban) do not show a significant increase in neuropsychiatric adve ...

Recent Recognitions 

Dan Sewell, M.D.Congratulations to Dan Sewell, MD on being selected by the MSIII class for the Kaiser “Excellence in Teaching” Award!

Davide Dulcis, Ph.D Congratulations to Davide Dulcis, Ph.D., on receiving an award from the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind! This is a project on the structural neuroplasticity of identified microcircuits using novel EM probe technology in collaboration with Daniela Boassa at the UCSD National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research (NCMIR).

Terry Schwartz, M.D.Congratulations to Terry Schwartz, M.D. on being featured in the Department of Psychiatry's Teacher Spotlight for May.

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Group of mental health professionals Mental Health Awareness Month.
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Dr. Michael Langley-DeGrootCongratulations to Dr. Michael Langley-DeGroot on being recognized by third year medical students to receive the Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Resident Award in Psychiatry.
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Matthew J. Worley, Ph.D.Congratulations to Matthew J. Worley, Ph.D., M.P.H. on receiving a NIDA K23 titled, “Behavioral economic mechanisms of prescription opioid addiction in chronic pain”!

Larry Malak, M.D.Congratulations to Larry Malak, M.D. on being featured in the Department of Psychiatry's Teacher Spotlight for April.
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Dr. Laura BernerCongratulations to Dr. Laura Berner, on receiving a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Postdoctoral Fellows from the National Institute of Mental Health.
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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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