Recent Faculty & Resident Awards

Department of Psychiatry Faculty and Residents were recognized by a variety of organizations on the national, state, and local level. Check it out!

UArizona Testing App to Alert Students, Employees Exposed to COVID-19

COVID Watch sends exposure alerts without having to collect any personally identifying information from users, protecting their anonymity.

An Integrative Approach to Mental Health – Interview with Dr. Noshene Ranjbar

Dr. Noshene Ranjbar is Harvard trained and board certified in General Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Integrative Medicine. She serves as medical director of the Integrative Psychiatry Clinic at Banner – University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson.

Loneliness, lack of sleep contribute to mental health issues

KGUN9's The Rebound Arizona shares research from University of Arizona Department of Psychiatry faculty as they are uncovering an alarming spike in suicidal thoughts and mental health issues.

Solutions for trouble sleeping

KGUN9 speaks with the UArizona Psychiatry Department's Sleep and Health Research Program Director Michael Grandner about COVID-related sleep issues.

Exploring the Effects of Intergenerational Trauma
Pain that’s not transformed, gets transmitted

Addressing past and present-day traumas like racism is the key to helping new generations heal and move on. By Krishna Taneja, MD, and Noshene Ranjbar, MD, University of Arizona Department of Psychiatry.

Two professors given first Integrative Medicine in Residency Award

As holistic approaches are becoming increasingly accepted in Western medicine, the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine has taken steps to recognize two professors who have worked integrative medicine into conventional medical education. On April 2, the center awarded Dr. Noshene Ranjbar and Dr. Andrea Gordon with its first-ever Integrative Medicine in Residency Innovation Award.

Insomnia, loneliness and COVID-19

A team of UArizona psychiatrists and sleep researchers led by William “Scott” Killgore, psychiatry professor in the College of Medicine—Tucson, found evidence in surveys that during the wide lockdown period in April, there may have been a spike in suicidal thoughts in the United States.

Did insomnia cause April's spike in suicidal thoughts?

UArizona Department of Psychiatry researchers - Scott Killgore and Michael Grandner - found two possible reasons for the increase in suicidal thoughts: loneliness and anxiety-induced insomnia.

Insomnia, Loneliness and COVID-19

Department of Psychiatry researchers - William "Scott" Killgore and Michael Grandner - have found that loneliness and insomnia triggered by fears of COVID-19 may be driving an increase in thoughts of suicide.