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 

Mike Bloom and Dr. Grant Igor Grant, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry presents a 35 year service pin and message from Chancellor Khosla to Mike Bloom. Read More...

Larry Squire, PhD. Congratulations to Larry Squire, PhD on being awarded continued support for his NIMH grant, Memory Systems of the Brain. Read More...

David Feifel, M.D. Congratulations to David Feifel, MD on being featured in UC San Diego Health Sciences Discoveries Magazine. The article "Reframe of Mind" focuses on Dr. Feifel's work with advanced treatments for depression. Click Here to read the article.

Christine Smith, PhD. Congratulations to Christine Smith, PhD on receiving a VA Merit Award titled, “Structural and Functional Neuroanatomy of Past Remembrance”! This award will develop a test of memory for the past that is sensitive to the cognitive and neural changes that are associated with early signs of Alzheimer’s dementia.

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!

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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.