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Melinda Fawcett

2016 Psychiatry Residents

We are very pleased to announce the Psychiatry Residency Program’s successful outcome in this year’s Match. The match of 12 incoming PGY1s requires a lot of recruiting and support from Faculty, Residents, and Staff. The resulting incoming class is an impressive group of interns for the upcoming academic year. We…

2017 Guest Chef Cocktail Party

Guest Chef Dr. Rajiv Tandon and Dr. Regina Bussing at the Peaceful Paths Guest Chef event 2016 The 2017 Guest Chef Cocktail Party benefiting the Peaceful Paths…

10th Anniversary Laressa Gribbons Memorial Lecture

Friday, March 11th the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florida held the 10th Anniversary Laressa Gribbons Memorial Lecture at the McKnight Brain Institute in Gainesville, FL. This Annual Memorial Lecture is held each spring and features speakers whose topics focus on depression, suicide and treatment advances in depression.

ABMS recognizes the new subspecialty of addiction medicine

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) announced today the recognition of Addiction Medicine as a new subspecialty. The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM), a Member Board of ABMS, sponsored the application for the new field to be a multispecialty subspecialty – meaning that physicians certified by any Member…

Sleep and Schizophrenia

Richard C. Holbert, MD; Khurshid A. Khurshid, MD, FAASM; Robert Averbuch, MD; Imran S. Khawaja, MBBS, FAASM Schizophrenia is a chronic, disabling condition that significantly impacts social and occupational functioning. Sleep problems are common to the illness, but are often overlooked. Patients with schizophrenia often have a combination of subjective…

How does your garden grow?

Wilmont Gardens at the University of Florida provides fertile ground for meditation, healing and research. See how faculty and staff in the Department of Psychiatry are working with Dr. Tisher and the gardens to help patients from the UF Health Shands Psychiatric Unit.  …

2016 Inaugural Live Oak 5K to benefit NAMI

Sunday, February 28 Live Oak International held their inaugural 5K to benefit the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI). The race was held at Live Oak International in Ocala, FL. The inaugural 5K saw over 600 runners and walkers. The UF Department of Psychiatry was a top sponsor of this…

Dr. Cooke accepted to Faculty Mind-Body Medicine Program

Brian Cooke, MD Assistant Professor and Course Director for Introduction to Clinical Medicine I and II UF Department of Psychiatry Faculty member Brian Cooke, MD has been accepted into the Faculty Training in Mind-Body Medicine program at the Institute for Integrative Health in Baltimore, Maryland. The April 7th conference…

2016 Celebration of Research

Residency Training Director, Jacqueline Hobbs, MD, PhD, DFAPA and Chief Resident, Jordan Brown, MD present their poster at the…

Department of Psychiatry Superior Accomplishment Award Winners

Dana Mason and Priscilla Spence Congratulations to the Department of Psychiatry’s Dana Mason and Priscilla Spence! They have been awarded the University of Florida 2015-2016 Superior Accomplishment Awards for Division 5, Health Science Center. Dana Mason was selected for the…