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Department of Psychiatry FacultyThe Department of Psychiatry directs and operates a full spectrum of proven state-of-the-art evaluative and therapeutic clinical services at UC San Diego Health.
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In the News 

2/20/2017
New York Times

​Features Igor Grant, MD

2/15/2017
San Diego Union Tribune

​Features Eric Courchesne, PhD, and Karen Pierce, PhD

2/13/2017
Pittsburg Post-Gazette

​Features Dilip Jeste, MD

2/13/2017
Wired

​Features Karen Pierce, PhD

1/12/2017
It’s well known that regular physical activity has health benefits, including weight control, strengthening the heart, bones and muscles and reducing the risk of certain diseases. Recently, researcher ...
12/8/2016
A meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) has identified six loci or regions of the human genome that are significantly linked to personality traits, report researchers at University o ...
11/22/2016
Genetic variations that increase schizophrenia risk are rare, making it difficult to study their role. To overcome this, the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, an international team led by Jonathan Seba ...
10/19/2016
In an effort to put the brakes on sobering statistics related to teenagers driving under the influence, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine will join forces with the S ...

Recent Recognitions 

Congratulations to UCSD Psychiatry faculty!
For the past two years UCSD Psychiatry has ranked among the top three departments of psychiatry in the country in terms of NIH funding. And our funding has grown from $41M in 2015 to $44M in 2016. Given that we are not as big a department as some others, our dollars per faculty actually puts us at #1 in the country.Read More...

 Sarah Jurick Congrats to Sarah Jurick, a JDP student, for receiving the APA Division 40 Society for Clinical Neuropsychology Dissertation Award, which provides $1000 to help offset the direct costs of research and a $1000 travel supplement!

Maddi and Anny Congrats to two of our JDP students, Madeline “Maddi” Werhane and Anny Reyes, for receiving Student Research Awards at the 45th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society in New Orleans!

Mounir Soliman, MD, MBA Congratulations to Mounir Soliman, MD, MBA (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) -- Recipient of a 2016 UCSD Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action & Diversity Award!

Congratulations to the Spot Awardees of the Department of Psychiatry Clinical Services’ Division! Read More...

Autumn Backhaus Congratulations to Autumn Backhaus -- Recipient of a 2016 UCSD Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action & Diversity Award!

Rachel Robitz, MD Congratulations to Rachel Robitz, MD, a Combined Family Medicine & Psychiatry Resident for receiving the Trailblazer Award at the HT-RADAR 2017 Human Trafficking Research Conference!


David Feifel, MD, PhD Congratulations to David Feifel, MD, PhD, on receiving his 10-year re-certification in “Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry” from the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties! Dr. Feifel is 1 of only 3 physicians in San Diego with this subspecialty certification.


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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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