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 

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.


Alana Iglewicz, M.D.Congratulations to Alana Iglewicz, M.D. on being featured in the Department of Psychiatry's Teacher Spotlight for June.


Alejandro Meruelo, M.D., Ph.D Congratulations to Alejandro Meruelo, M.D., Ph.D. on being selected to receive the 2016 NIMH Outstanding Resident Award.


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