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Removing barriers to treatment of mentally ill

Published: June 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 […]

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Published: June 20th, 2014


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

Published: June 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). […]

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DEA Museum Lecture – Mark Gold, MD

Published: June 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: June 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 […]

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

Published: June 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 […]

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May is Mental Health Month

Published: May 22nd, 2014

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. During the month of May, NAMI and the rest of the country are bringing awareness […]


Saying Goodbye to Dr. Carlos Enrique Muniz, 89

Published: May 13th, 2014

Our friend, mentor and colleague Dr. Carlos Enrique Muniz passed away while surrounded by friends and family on Friday, May 9,2014. Muniz was a full Professor of Psychiatry at the University […]