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Rajiv Tandon, MD

Mental health solutions depend on advocacy, action

Published: September 26th, 2016

“This is the civil rights issue of our generation,” said panelist Rajiv Tandon, a psychiatrist and president of NAMI Florida, speaking at a forum Friday hosted by the Sarasota chapter […]


In memory of 9-year-old Leo, free tracking devices available to people with autism spectrum disorder

Published: September 21st, 2016

Greg Valcante, Ph.D., director of UF’s center, wants to get the word out to parents who might be interested in participating in the pilot program.

Sara Jo Nixon, PhD and Linda Cottler, PhD

Recruitment begins for landmark study of adolescent brain development

Published: September 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.

Mindful Relaxation Minutes

September marks one-year anniversary of Mindful Relaxation Minutes

Published: September 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. […]

Yarelis Guzman-Quinones, MD and Daniel Pietras, MD

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

Published: September 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 […]

Phuongtam Ngoc (Tammy) Nguyen

Congratulations to our Resident of the Month for August 2016!

Published: August 31st, 2016

Phuongtam Ngoc (Tammy) Nguyen, MD is our Resident of the Month for August!


Join us on Friday, September 9th for our Psychiatry Grand Rounds with Czerne Reid, PhD

Published: August 22nd, 2016


‘Christensen Pearls’ distributed to psychiatry clerkship and interns

Published: August 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: August 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 […]

Kathleen Burns, MD

Kathleen Burns, MD, PGY-2, has been appointed to FPS Membership Committee

Published: August 11th, 2016

Dr. Burns has been appointed to the Florida Psychiatric Society’s (FPS) Membership Committee. She will be one of three Resident-Fellow Members to serve on the committee along side five general FPS members.