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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 […]

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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 […]

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Be Real UF

Published: Mar 31st, 2014

Be Real’s Mission is to engage the UF community in discussion and inspire them to connect with each other to make eating disorders socially unacceptable.

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For older drivers, study finds, one drink may be one too many

Published: Mar 6th, 2014

Sara Jo Nixon, a professor in the departments of psychiatry and psychology at the University of Florida and doctoral candidate Alfredo Sklar tested how drinking legally non-intoxicating levels of alcohol […]

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The McKnight Brain Institute is pleased to congratulate our 2014 Neuroimaging Pilot Grant Awardees

Published: Feb 25th, 2014

The MBI Neuroimaging Pilot Grants were established to support pilot studies using the AMRIS facility or developing novel neuroimaging capabilities.  Five winners were selected and will each receive $25,000 for […]

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A scientist’s journey

Published: Feb 18th, 2014

Habibeh Khoshbouei’s research goals brought her from Iran to the U.S.

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How sugar affects the brain

Published: Feb 11th, 2014

Nicole Avena, PhD explains why sweets and treats should be enjoyed in moderation. When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take […]

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Drug Abuse Among Doctors: Easy, Tempting, and Not Uncommon

Published: Feb 5th, 2014

UF researcher Lisa Merlo, PhD says, medical schools fail to educate medical students about the disease of addiction. Most medical schools include only a lecture or two on addiction, she […]

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UF Center for Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine in Vero Beach Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Published: Feb 3rd, 2014