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July 25, 2014
Naomi Schapiro, RN, PhD, was awarded a three-year Advanced Nursing Education Grant to fund interprofessional training of students and graduate trainees in the collaborative care of children with mental health conditions and obesity in Alameda County.
July 15, 2014
UCSF Medical Center is among the nation's premier hospitals for the 13th consecutive year, ranking as the eighth best hospital in the country according to U.S. News & World Report.
June 10, 2014
The multisensory room at the new UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco will offer young patients a soothing place when dealing with sensory regulation problems or pain.
November 08, 2013
Today, UC San Francisco debuts a new video series showcasing a diverse group of scientists, clinicians and scholars talking about their work, its importance, and how it connects with the overall mission of UCSF.
September 23, 2013
UCSF's experts in mental health will discuss depression across the lifespan on Thursday, Oct. 10, coinciding with National Depression Screening Day.
September 20, 2013
For adolescents hospitalized with anorexia nervosa, higher calorie diets produce twice the rate of weight gain compared to the lower calorie diets currently recommended, according to a study by researchers at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
August 21, 2013
Patients who participated in a smoking-cessation program during hospitalization for mental illness were able to quit smoking and were less likely to be hospitalized again for their psychiatric conditions.
April 19, 2013
Adolescence is a unique period of change when many mental health disorders are known to first emerge, yet nearly half of adolescents are lacking coordinated and continuous health care that could identify symptoms early, according to a new UCSF study.
January 08, 2013
Matthew State, MD, PhD, a leading child psychiatrist and internationally recognized expert on the genetics and genomics of autism, Tourette syndrome and other neurodevelopmental syndromes, was recently named to lead UCSF’s psychiatric programs.
September 14, 2012
Mental health professionals, who often are tasked with evaluating and managing the risk of violence by their patients, may benefit from a simple tool to more accurately make a risk assessment, according to a recent study conducted at the University of California, San Francisco.

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