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Removing barriers to treatment of mentally ill

Published: Jun 26th, 2014

Jacksonville’s social services sector may be underfunded, but that doesn’t mean the needs are being abandoned. One of the outstanding role models is Richard Christensen, professor in the division of […]


Lisa Merlo, Ph.D., M.P.E. Joins Institute for Child Health Policy to Promote Collaboration and Interdisciplinary Research

Published: Jun 13th, 2014

Lisa J. Merlo, Ph.D., M.P.E., assistant professor in the department of psychiatry, has been named an affiliate faculty member of the College of Medicine’s Institute for Child Health Policy (ICHP). […]

DEA Museum Lecture - Dr. Mark Gold

DEA Museum Lecture – Mark Gold, MD

Published: Jun 9th, 2014

What We have Learned: Four Decades of Addiction, Neurobiology and Treatment Research Learn about the evolution of drug, tobacco, and alcohol addiction research over the past forty years, where we […]


Bad batch of Spice hospitalizes 28 in Gainesville

Published: Jun 3rd, 2014

“The seizure is more likely caused by synthetic cannabinoid, which is not like THC, which is what you get from the cannabis plant,” said Jamie Solen, MD, associate professor in […]

Bruce Goldberger, Ph.D.

Most spice patients released from Shands; health officials alert for more cases

Published: Jun 3rd, 2014

Dr. Bruce Goldberger, the director of UF Health Forensic Medicine, said synthetic cannabinoids, as the substances are scientifically known, were originally created by chemists to try to mimic the effects […]


Does ‘Nurse Jackie’ work in a hospital near you?

Published: May 30th, 2014

Lisa J. Merlo, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Florida who has studied the prevalence of impact of drug abuse among medical professionals discusses

Dawn-Christi M. Bruijnzeel, M.D.

Above all, mentally ill need stability, experts say

Published: May 29th, 2014

“The numbers are staggering,” said Dr. Dawn Bruijnzell, a psychiatrist at UF Health Shands Hospital and the VA Medical Center. “Basic needs have to be met. I believe access to […]


Presidential Proclamation-National Mental Health Awareness Month, May 2014

Published: May 6th, 2014

Despite great strides in our understanding of mental illness and vast improvements in the dialogue surrounding it, too many still suffer in silence. Tens of millions of Americans face mental […]

Donna Rowland Receives University Level Superior Accomplishment Award

Donna Rowland Receives University Level Superior Accomplishment Award

Published: May 1st, 2014

University-level Award Winners More than 400 employees gathered at the J. Wayne Reitz Union’s Grand Ballroom on April 17 for the 2014 Superior Accomplishment Awards ceremony. This annual program recognizes […]


UF researchers test drug to reverse memory loss in adults

Published: Apr 23rd, 2014

Barry Setlow, an associate professor at the UF College of Medicine, works in his lab at the McKnight Brain Institute. He and a team of researchers are testing a drug […]