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Mental Illness Awareness Week 2016 Calendar

Mental Illness Awareness Week 2016

Published: Sep 30th, 2016

October 2nd – 8th is Mental Illness Awareness Week. Join us in shining a light on mental illness and replacing stigma with hope. Check out our calendar of events for MIAW 2016!

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Movie Night at the Hippodrome for Mental Illness Awareness Week

Published: Sep 29th, 2016

Join us October 5th at 6pm at the Hippodrome Theatre for a free screening of Devrai as part of Mental Illness Awareness Week.

Sara Jo Nixon, PhD and Linda Cottler, PhD

Recruitment begins for landmark study of adolescent brain development

Published: Sep 13th, 2016

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.

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September marks one-year anniversary of Mindful Relaxation Minutes

Published: Sep 9th, 2016

“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. […]

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

Published: Sep 7th, 2016

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

Published: Aug 17th, 2016

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

Published: Aug 15th, 2016

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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Dr. Cheong selected for ABPN Board of Directors

Published: Aug 2nd, 2016

Josepha A. Cheong, MD, Professor of the University of Florida Department of Psychiatry has been elected as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Psychiatry […]

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Terry Lemesh selected for AADPRT Committee

Published: Aug 2nd, 2016

Terry Lemesh, UF Department of Psychiatry Residency and Fellowship Program Education Coordinator, has been selected for the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT) Program Planning Committee. This […]

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Department faculty and resident work featured in Psychiatric Annals

Published: Jul 19th, 2016

The July 2016 issue of Psychiatric Annals features articles written by several University of Florida, Department of Psychiatry faculty, residents and fellows. The Guest Editorial, Bi-Directional Relationship Between Sleep Problems and […]