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The Curious Case of Cannabis

Professors, Drs. Jennifer Bizon and Barry Setlow were published in Physiologist Magazine for investigating the possible impact on age-related cognitive function. Cannabis has the potential to both harm and help…

4 Reasons to Consider a Gap Year

UF department of psychiatry, associate professor, Marcia Morris, MD’s article “4 Reasons to Consider a Gap Year” was featured in the January/February 2022 print version of Psychology Today. In her article she suggested families should talk about four factors when deciding whether their teens should take a break before college.

Raising children with ADHD – Strategies for success

Many children struggle with some hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity, but when these characteristics are persistent and result in impaired social or academic functioning, it may be time to visit your child’s health care provider. UF Health’s Dr. Richard E D’Alli discusses what ADHD looks like and strategies for success for…

Dr. Jo selected for NIDA-AACAP Training Award in Substance Use Disorders

Young Jo, MD University of Florida Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow, Young Jo, MD, has bee selected for the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) – American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Resident Training Award in Substance Use Disorder (SUD). The training program is a…

UF Health Psychiatric Hospital Therapeutic Horticulture Program

Joe Munson, Ph.D., LMHC Joe Munson, Ph.D., LMHC, the Clinical Service Director of UF Health Psychiatric Hospital was awarded a Special Projects grant by the UF Medical Guild to provide Therapeutic Horticulture to the patients the UF Health Psychiatric Hospital.  In…

Drs. Chen and Scholl complete the FPS RIPPLE Program

Pauline Chen, MD and Robert Scholl, DO graduated from the inaugural Florida Psychiatric Society’s (FPS) leadership training program for psychiatric chief residents, Residents in Psychiatry Programs: Leadership Experience (RIPPLE). This program was designed to equip chief residents with the tools and experiences to help them succeed in…

UF receives APA Foundation MOORE Equity in Mental Health Community Grant

Ludmilla De Faria, MD and Gary Kanter, MD have received the APA Foundation’s MOORE Equity in Mental Health Community Grant. The MOORE Equity in Mental Health Community Grants Program was established in 2021 by American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Division of Diversity and Health Equity and…

Dr. Mihalik-Wenger selected for the ACLP Webb Fellowship Award

Amanda Mihalik-Wenger, MD A class of six has been selected for the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry’s (ACLP) 2021-2022 William Webb Fellowship Program, among them, PGY-4 Amanda Mihalik-Wenger, MD. The Webb Fellowship program is designed to support a select number of outstanding advanced residents and fellows in…

2021 Psychiatry Staff Service Recognition

The Department of Psychiatry held their Staff Service Recognition reception on November 30, 2021 where the milestones of several employees were recognized. Here are some of the highlights: Image Gallery Marika Brigham welcomes staff Marika Brigham (30 years) with supervisor Dr. Carol Mathews Tina Green (10 years)…