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The University of California, San Diegofounded in 1960, is one of nine campuses of the University of California system. Its current enrollment is almost 40,000 students. Its mission is to prepare the next generation of global leaders to drive innovation, generate and disseminate knowledge, engage in public service, and make the world a better place. UC San Diego has been recognized as one of the top 15 research universities in the world. UC San Diego ranks fifth in the nation in terms of federal research support.

Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine

The School of Medicine is nationally renowned for its strong research programs; it is ranked consistently in the top two nationally in federal research funding per faculty member. In fiscal year 2019, UC San Diego earned $1.35 billion in sponsored research funding. The mission of the UC San Diego School of Medicine includes a strong emphasis on professional training and research and “to provide cutting edge resources and education to our students so they may grow into innovative and compassionate physicians, focused on providing superior medical care to the global community.”

The Department of Psychiatry was established in 1970 and has over 200 full-time faculty members. The mission of the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Diego is: “To enhance mental wellness and better the lives of people with mental illness across the lifespan through basic, clinical, and translational research; by educating the next generation of scientists and clinicians; and by providing state of the art, evidence based personalized and compassionate care, in partnership with our community.” As an academic unit, the Department of Psychiatry has traditionally had a strong commitment to offer superb training to the next generation of scientist-practitioners. Since its inception, the Department has continually expanded its existing training programs and created new clinical fellowships and research training programs. In fiscal year 2019, the Department brought in $72 million in sponsored research funding ($47.5 from NIH) and nationally is ranked 3rd in Psychiatry Departments for research funding. In addition to the psychologists and psychiatrists, the SDSU/UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology faculty also includes UC San Diego researchers and clinicians with appointments in the Departments of Neuroscience, Family and Preventive Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Psychology, and Cognitive Science.