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Welcome to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Department of Psychiatry. We are a diverse community of faculty, staff, and trainees dedicated to an important mission More...

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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

9/20/2017
Researchers at University of San Diego School of Medicine have developed a new tool called the San Diego Wisdom Scale (SD-WISE) to assess an individual’s level of wisdom, based upon a conceptualizatio ...
9/19/2017
It is estimated that up to 75 percent of breast cancer survivors experience problems with cognitive difficulties following treatments, perhaps lasting years. Currently, few science-based options are a ...
9/15/2017
A team of researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System have analyzed published longitudinal studies of mortality in schizophren ...
8/31/2017
The Medical News

​Features Dilip Jeste, MD

8/28/2017
SF Gate

​Co-authored by Paul Mills, PhD

8/17/2017
Scientific American

​Features Karen Pierce, PhD

7/10/2017
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered differences in how the brain responds to food rewards in individuals with a history of bulimia nervosa (BN), an eat ...

Recent Announcements & Recognitions

Dr. Benjamin Maxwell was featured in a news story announcing Rady Children's Hospital plan to build the region's first pediatric psychiatric emergency department. Click here to view the news story.

Congratulations to Davide Dulcis, PhD and his colleagues on the publication of their paper entitled, "Neurotransmitter Switching Regulated by miRNAs Controls Changes in Social Preference" in the journal Neuron! Further information about the article can be found in the following links in a video abstract and in a Press Release.

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

Congratulations to John Kelsoe, M.D. on receiving the 2017 David Mrazek Award for Psychiatric Pharmacogenetics!

Congratulations to EmilyEmily Edmonds, Ph.D. Edmonds, Ph.D. for receiving the 2017 Early Career Award from the Society for Clinical Neuropsychology!

Alison Trexler, MDCongratulations to Alison Trexler, MD, Attending Psychiatrist being featured as the August 2017 Department of Psychiatry Teacher Spotlight.

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Vanessa Lauzon, M.D. Congratulations to Vanessa Lauzon, M.D. for receiving the UCSD 2017 Whitehill Prize for Excellence in Clinical Education!


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Funding Opportunities

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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