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Sara Jo Nixon, PhD and Linda Cottler, PhD

Recruitment begins for landmark study of adolescent brain development

The University of Florida and 18 partnering institutions today will launch the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States. Researchers are targeting specific elementary schools within specific geographic regions to ensure a nationally representative sample, said Sara Jo Nixon, Ph.D., co-principal investigator at the UF Health site with Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D., M.P.H., founding chair of UF’s department of epidemiology.

Mindful Relaxation Minutes

September marks one-year anniversary of Mindful Relaxation Minutes

“The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to join efforts by the College of Medicine and the University of Florida to enhance wellness, increase resilience and strengthen compassion through mindfulness practices. […]

Yarelis Guzman-Quinones, MD and Daniel Pietras, MD

PGY-3 residents Guzman-Quinones and Pietras receive FPS Alliance Grant

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Yarelis Guzman-Quinones, PGY-3 and Dr. Daniel Pietras, PGY-3 are the recipients of a Florida Psychiatric Society (FPS) Alliance Grant. This grant is to […]

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‘Christensen Pearls’ distributed to psychiatry clerkship and interns

The Department of Psychiatry lost a key member of its faculty on Thanksgiving Day 2015 when Richard Christensen, MD was struck by a vehicle while on his daily run in […]

William Greene, MD and Lisa Merlp, PhD

Some good news on opioid epidemic: Treatment options are expanding

The devastation associated with opioid addiction has escaped the relative confines of the inner city and extended to suburban and rural America.What was once relegated to the back burner of […]

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McKnight Brain Institute

The Brainstorm: News from the MBI

The Brainstorm is a bimonthly bulletin of the McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida

FPS Department of Psychiatry Faculty and Residents

FPS 2016 Fall Meeting

The Florida Psychiatric Society (FPS) 2016 Fall CME Meeting was held over the weekend at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel. Several members of the University of Florida’s Department of […]

Rajiv Tandon, MD

Mental health solutions depend on advocacy, action

“This is the civil rights issue of our generation,” said panelist Rajiv Tandon, a psychiatrist and president of NAMI Florida, speaking at a forum Friday hosted by the Sarasota chapter […]

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Shifting the potential for cognitive aging

Shifting the potential for cognitive aging

University of Florida aging researcher Adam Woods, Ph.D., has been awarded a five-year, $6 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to investigate a method of improving cognitive training in...

UF researchers find long-term heavy alcohol use, older adults don’t mix

UF researchers find long-term heavy alcohol use, older adults don’t mix

It might not be surprising news that a night of heavy drinking impacts a person’s short-term memory, but University of Florida researchers have found that older adults’ mental abilities are more...

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