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Melinda Fawcett

Regina Bussing, M.D., named Chair of the UF Department of Psychiatry

Regina Bussing, MD, Chair and Professor, Department of Psychiatry GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida College of Medicine leaders have appointed Regina Bussing, M.D., chair of the department of psychiatry. Bussing, a leader in developing comprehensive treatment approaches…

Dr. Thornton Appointed Associate Chief of Staff

Joseph E. Thornton, M.D. Effective May 1, 2016, Dr. Joseph Thornton was appointed Associate Chief of Staff for the Mental Health Service Line (MHSL) at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SGVHS) In addition to his role at NF/SGVHS Dr. Thornton has…

Inaugural Richard C. Christensen, MD Lecture & Advocacy Day

Richard C. Christensen, MD, MA Friday, April 22nd marked the Inaugural Richard C. Christensen, MD Memorial  Lecture Program and Advocacy Day. Held at the McKnight Brain Institute, this was an all-day affair to honor and celebrate Dr. Richard Christensen…

2016 Undergraduate Research Forum

First place went to Michael Lattanzi for his poster “Modulation of Repetitive Behaviors Through Pharmacological Manipulation of the Indirect Basal Ganglia Pathway.” Lattanzi works with Department of Psychiatry Faculty member Mark Lewis, PhD. The annual Undergraduate Research Forum, hosted by the Psychology Graduate Student Organization (PGSO), showcased some of the…

Medical pros hope addiction treatment just got a needed boost

In mid-March, the American Board of Medical Specialties officially recognized addiction medicine as a medical subspecialty, a decision that will mean increased training and board certification for doctors and hopefully boost the quality of and access to care nationwide. “This will raise the national level of training” said…

Fourth Annual Stop the Stigma Event

An event aimed at reducing the stigma against mental illness through education. The Fourth Annual Stop the Stigma! event was held at Veteran’s Memorial Park over the weekend. The Department of Psychiatry and UF Health were there along with several other local health organizations to provide education to the public…

Addiction medicine new recognized subspecialty

WCJB-TV20 – Dr. Teitelbaum with UF Health’s Florida Recovery Center hopes that a new recognition will start to change addiction’s bad name. On March 14, the American Board of Medical Specialties recognized addiction medicine as a new multispeciality subspecialty. Meaning doctors certified by the ABMS can now become certified in addiction…