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Former UF Psychiatry Faculty member, Dr. Sam Greenberg celebrates 102nd birthday!

Published: February 15th, 2015

As an army doctor in World War II, he served 18 months in France and England and was in London on V-E Day. In 1980, he moved to Gainesville from […]


Researchers call mental illness one of ‘the most substantial causes of death worldwide’

Published: February 12th, 2015

Dr. Rajiv Tandon, a psychiatry professor at the University of Florida and president of the NAMI Florida, a division of the National Alliance on Mental Illness discusses the tragedies of […]


Crisis, Listening and Intervention Training starts March 18

Published: February 10th, 2015

Crisis is part of living and knowing how to listen and what to say to people in the worst of times is an important life skill. This series of three […]


Mental Health Coalition of North Central Florida is on Facebook

Published: February 6th, 2015

  The Mental Health Coalition of North Central Florida is an inclusive coalition of community members with a focused interest in and commitment to improving the community’s mental health. Like […]

Michael Nias, J.D., M.S.W. Assistant Professor

Congratulations Michael Nias, JD, MSW, LCSW! 2015 UF Health Shands Physician Customer Service Award

Published: February 6th, 2015

Department of Psychiatry Assistant Professor, Michael Nias, JD, MSW, LCSW has been nominated for a 2015 UF Health Shands Physician Customer Service Award. Nominations for this award are received from […]

More resources, awareness needed to fight eating disorders

Published: February 1st, 2015

“Eating disorders have the highest mortality rates of any psychiatric illness,” said University of Florida Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Mathew Nguyen in an email. “Approximately 10 to 20 percent of […]


Congratulations to the Adult Inpatient and Forensic Divisions!

Published: February 1st, 2015

The Adult Inpatient and Forensic Divisions have won the Department of Psychiatry’s UF Health Hospitality and Service Standards of Behavior challenge. 100% of the division has completed the training under […]

Lisa Merlo Greene, PhD, MPE
Assistant Professor

Dr. Lisa Merlo Greene elected to the UFCOM Society of Teaching Scholars (STS)

Published: January 28th, 2015

The Education Division is proud to announce that Dr. Lisa Merlo Greene has been elected to the UFCOM Society of Teaching Scholars (STS). The STS was formed in 2000 as […]


Shot Can Rescue Overdose Victims

Published: January 22nd, 2015

Dr. Gary Reisfield, a University of Florida psychiatrist, says that prescription painkillers kill many times more people than heroin, although the street drug is making a comeback. Those who take […]

Erik Gooch, DO
Assistant Professor

Dr. Erik Gooch appointed as Director of Student Mental Health

Published: January 18th, 2015

The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Eric Gooch as Medical Director of Student Mental Health (SMH). Dr. Gooch completed his residency and a forensic […]