What a Gift Means to the UCSF Depression Center
There is a tremendous opportunity for you to make a significant difference today by supporting the UCSF Depression Center. Our mission is to discover, develop and disseminate the best practices for treating depression. Your gift will help us achieve our mission and relieve the suffering that accompanies depression.
Leading Center of Excellence
The University of California, San Francisco Depression Center is renowned as one of this country’s premier academic depression centers offering state-of-the-art psychiatric care while leading the way in research and education. The Center includes a distinguished group of clinical and research faculty. Thanks to them, the Center enjoys an outstanding reputation in clinical care, research and education.
The Center is one of 15 academic centers in the United States selected to form a National Network of Depression Centers in 2007. This Network aims at enhancing research, developing collaborative investigations, and promoting distribution of best practices for depression treatment. The Network also focuses on decreasing stigma so that treatment of depression can become more available to those who need it. The Center is a major clinical referral center, attracting patients from a broad area and treating some of the most complex and difficult cases. With the inclusion of faculty from all of schools of UCSF, ranging from internists, pharmacists, and nurses to psychiatrists and psychologists, this collaborative environment leads to multidisciplinary research and multifaceted clinical care and education.
Education and Training that Prepares the Caregivers of the Future
Participants in UCSF’s highly regarded psychiatric residency, psychology fellowship, and nursing training programs receive extensive education in the Depression Center. The Center plays a key role in shaping the career of many future mental health caregivers.
The UCSF Depression Center is also an international leader in depression research, with faculty sharing their findings with other institutions across the country and around the world through meetings and peer-reviewed publications. Your support of the UCSF Depression Center is an investment in a better future, providing our faculty-scientists with the opportunity to pursue their research efforts and transcend their abilities in patient care.