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Scholarly Projects

The tradition at UC San Diego, both on the general campus and within the medical school, is that of academic excellence. The Department of Psychiatry shares in this tradition of excellence in research and scholarly work. We have established world class scientific programs in basic and clinical neuroscience, mood and affect disorders, panic and anxiety disorders, alcoholism and substance abuse, molecular genetics, cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology, AIDS research, schizophrenia, psychopharmacology and neuropsychoendocrinology to highlight a few of our research programs. Fellows in our program have the unique opportunity to collaborate with our nationally recognized faculty as they develop and pursue their individual research projects and other scholarly work. Projects can be presented in a department-wide house-staff competition for the annual Chairman's Prize for Research, the UC San Diego GME Patient Safety Quality and Innovation (PSQI) Symposium, or nationally at conferences such as the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Annual Meeting.

Examples of projects in prior years:

  • Tianeptine Abuse and Dependence: Case Report and Literature Review - Rahul Lauhan, published in the Journal of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (formerly known as Psychosomatics)
  • QI project on the implementation of a shift-handoff tool, planned and implemented by Amanda Ries
  • Perinatal Mental Health Coordination and Monitoring Pilot Program for Veterans - Ralph Stewart, poster presented at the UC San Diego GME PSQI Symposium