The University of Florida, Department of Psychiatry was awarded a National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC) Visiting Professor.
The NNDC Visiting Professor Program provides a platform for researchers to share their work and goals, and breed new ideas and approaches for ongoing studies. Visiting Professors share results of research, treatments, and technology currently leading the way in the fields of depressive and bipolar illnesses, all for the purpose of inspiring collaborative efforts towards advancing these fields even farther.
Assistant Professor, Brent Carr, MD served as host to our Visiting Professor, Mark Frye, MD, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Frye arrived on January 30th and kicked off his visit with a community event at the Hippodrome Theatre in downtown Gainesville. This event was titled “A New King of Library: How Biobanks will Transform the Clinical Practice in Bipolar Disorder”. The event included informational tables from various mental health groups in the community including the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI), the Gainesville Opportunity Center (GOC), and AnArtists Group.
The following day Dr. Frye met with various UF Psychiatry clinicians and researchers and gave a Grand Rounds Lecture “Selecting a neuromodulation modality in treatment refractory of depression with a special focus on intravenous and intranasal ketamine”. He also had a question and answer session with the psychiatry residents following his lecture. The department learned a great deal from Dr. Frye’s visit and looks forward to applying for a NNDC Visiting Professor again next year.