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Melinda Fawcett

Dr. Rajiv Tandon 2015 NAMI Exemplary Psychiatrist Award Winner

Rajiv Tandon, MD has been selected to receive the 2015 NAMI Exemplary Psychiatrist Award. This award is given to psychiatrists noteworthy for going the extra mile and who have made substantial contributions to NAMI Affiliate or NAMI State Organization activities. Award winners are recognized for their advocacy for access…

The Q Report – Not so basic training

Quality improvement has become a key part of residency training. As a medical student, San Chang, M.D., attended lectures on medical errors, quality improvement and patient safety. But it wasn’t until he started his residency in psychiatry at UF Health and was assigned to tackle a quality improvement…

5th Annual Quality Improvement Day

We had a wonderful 5th Annual QI Day on Friday, April 24, 2015. I was once again very impressed with the presentations, the topics, and the amount of work and effort. I really feel these topics touch on important hospital patient safety and quality goals. In addition, the depth of…

Dr. Christensen to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Richard C. Christensen, MD, MA Richard  Christensen, MD, MA has been selected as the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for the Ripple Effect: Northeast Florida Mental Health Awards, presented by Mental Health America of Northeast Florida.  Dr. Christensen was nominated by Carlton Higginbotham…

Dr. Nixon Selected as 2015 UFRF Award Recipient

Sara Jo Nixon, PhDProfessor Sara Jo Nixon, PhD has been selected as a 2015 University of Florida Research Foundation (UFRF) Professorship award winner. The purpose of these awards is to recognize faculty who have established a distinguished record of research and…

2015 NAMI | Florida Advocacy Rally

Mental Illness Advocacy supporters took to the Old Capital Steps in Tallahassee on March 24th for the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) Florida Advocacy Rally. Their message, Stigma = Discrimination, Treat Us Equally! The event began at 9:30am with a Rally and Speakers, including President of NAMI Florida and…

Gardening Program for People with Depression

The University of Florida (UF) and the UF Department of Psychiatry has established an ongoing therapeutic horticulture program for people with depression. The therapeutic benefits of gardening have been documented for many years, our program began as recreational therapy for patients on Unit 52 at UF Health Shands.

Congratulations Avis on your 30 Year Milestone Award!

Avis Litchfield has earned her 30 year Milestone Award! Staff gathered to celebrate this milestone achievement! She has been a valuable team member and we are honored to help her celebrate the years she has devoted to the department. Congratulations Avis!…

Congratulations Louis W. Solomon, M.D.!

Louis Solomon, MDAssistant Professor Louis W. Solomon, M.D. of the Department of Psychiatry has won the Superior Accomplishment Award for Community Service. The University of Florida 2014-2015 Superior Accomplishment Awards program recognizes faculty and staff who have shown efficiency or economy…