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Melinda Fawcett

UF Research Foundation Names Dr. Nixon as a 2024 Professor

“This recognition goes to faculty who have a distinguished current record of research and a strong research agenda that is likely to lead to continuing distinction in their fields,” said David Norton, UF’s vice president for research. “UFRF Professors earn significant grants; publish in the leading journals in their field;…

UF Health breaks ground for construction of new Florida Recovery Center

UF Health has broken ground on the future location of the new Florida Recovery Center campus in northwest Gainesville. Health system leaders and patients celebrated at an event May 9, which coincided with Mental Health Awareness Month, and learned about plans for an expanded, upgraded facility that will care for…

Breaking Stigmas and Embracing Mental Health Awareness

Kent Mathias, MD, an assistant professor of psychiatry and addiction medicine at UF Health Psychiatry, sheds light on common barriers to care, coping strategies and treatment options for people struggling with mental health.

Beyond the Meeting – Insights from Inside the APA

The Annual Meeting is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the impact the American Psychiatric Association has on the field of mental health. We caught up with Ludmila De Faria to hear how things are run, and why she’s so committed to this great organization.

University of Florida Takes Home MindGames Trophy

The psychiatry residency team from the University of Florida College of Medicine emerged victorious at this year’s MindGames competition at APA’s 2024 Annual Meeting. MindGames has been a popular attraction at Annual Meetings since 2007. The format was inspired by the “Jeopardy!” TV quiz show.

Expert Discusses Overcoming Challenges in Advocating for Women

De Faria spoke during her award lecture at APA’s Annual Meeting. She is the chair of APA’s Committee on Women’s Mental Health and an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florida. The Alexandra Symonds Award was established in 1997 to honor a woman psychiatrist who has…

2024 APA Annual Meeting Department Presentations and Awards

It’s that time of the year again – the APA Annual Meeting in New York City is here! We’re thrilled to share with you our lineup of faculty and trainees who will be presenting their work and receiving well-deserved recognition and awards.To help you make the most of…

College honors outstanding contributions in medical education

In a testament to dedication and quality in medical education, the University of Florida College of Medicine held the 24th annual Celebration of Excellence in Medical Education Reception April 2. The evening ceremony saw educators and trainees from the college’s Gainesville and Jacksonville campuses gather and cheer each other on…

Dr. Carter presents at AAGP

Toni Shalyn Carter, MD presented at the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry’s Annual Meeting as part of the AAGP’s Scholar Program. Dr. Carter’s presentation, titled “The Optimization of Pharmacological and Non-pharmacological Interventions in a case of Parkinson’s Psychosis” was part of the Scholar’s Program that provides resident…