Research

Mission:

To enhance the excellence and public health impact of Research Programs of the UCSD Department of Psychiatry by:
  • conceptually organizing and prioritizing areas of research to guide collaborative, multidisciplinary, and translational research, and focus faculty recruitment efforts;
  • facilitating cross-campus and cross-institute collaborative projects;
  • identifying opportunities to increase research funding.

Vision:

Cutting edge, innovative, multidisciplinary, and translational research conducted by Psychiatry faculty will enhance our understanding of the biological and behavioral bases of normal and abnormal brain function, including their interactions with environmental factors.


Faculty Members of the Research Council 2014-2015

Igor Grant, MD, Ex Officio Michael Caligiuri, Ph.D. William Perry, PhD
Robert Anthenelli, MD, Ex Officio Mariana Cherner, PhD Marc A. Schuckit, MD
Bob Heaton, PhD, Ex Officio Lisa Eyler, PhD Larry R. Squire, PhD
Athina Markou, PhD, Chair Mark Geyer, PhD Neal Swerdlow, MD, PhD
Murray Stein, MD, MPH, Co-Chair Jay Giedd, MD Susan Tapert, PhD
Gregory Aarons, PhD Walter Kaye, MD Ming T. Tsuang, MD, PhD
Dewleen Baker, MD John R. Kelsoe, MD Elizabeth Twamley, PhD
Mark Bondi, PhD William Kremen, PhD David Welsh, M.D., PhD
David Braff, MD Greg Light, PhD
Gregory Brown, PhD Jim Lohr, MD
Kristin Cadenhead, MD Thomas Patterson, PhD

Centers

Basic Laboratories


Psychiatry Grant Review

The Psychiatry Grant Review meeting aims to provide valuable feedback to anyone in the Department of Psychiatry applying for grant funding. Fellows and faculty of all ranks are invited to present their grant ideas and receive feedback from the group. Presenters will be asked to distribute their Specific Aims page (or similar one-page summary of the grant) ahead of time, to present for about 30 minutes, and allow 30 minutes for discussion and feedback. Upon request, the Specific Aims page or the grant itself may be reviewed by a member of the Department or, in some cases, an external reviewer. The meeting will take place the third Tuesday of each month from 8:30-9:30 am.
Please contact Beth Twamley if you would like to present your grant.

Psychopharmacology Research Initiatives Center of Excellence (PRICE)

Clinical Trial Program

For more information about clinical trials, contact: 619-543-6250

The opportunity to be involved with the newest medications and treatments for:

  • schizophrenia
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • bipolar disorder