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Spotlight on the Center for Autism & Neurodevelopment (CAN)

The UF Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment or CAN, provides centralized and state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services for children and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders. CAN focuses on exploring the causes of neurodevelopmental disorders, design more effective intervention strategies, and to implement policies and model facilities to ensure…

Spotlight on the Center for OCD, Anxiety & Related Disorders (COARD)

The UF Center for OCD, Anxiety and Related Disorders, or COARD, is an interdisciplinary group of researchers and clinicianswho conduct clinical and translational research in obsessive-compulsive and anxiety disorders. Areas of interest include understanding the genetic and environmental causes of anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders; identifying…

Spotlight on the Center for Addiction Research & Education (CARE)

UF CARE serves as a hub for research addressing all aspects of substance use and addiction. UF CARE now includes over 50 full-time faculty spanning seven colleges and 16 departments on the Gainesville campus, who are committed to understanding the biological, psychological, and social correlates and…

Pause for Day of Reflection

President Fuchs has encouraged us to #ShutDownAcademia and #ShutDownSTEM to reflect on our personal actions and continue educating ourselves about racism. He offered Academics for Black Survival and Wellness as a resource. June 19th-25th, is a personal and professional development initiative intended for academic faculty and staff to examine…

TIC Update at UF Shands Psychiatric Hospital

Richard Holbert, MD The transition to a Trauma-Informed hospital has begun at UF Shands Psychiatric Hospital (UFSPH).  Over the last few weeks, the nurses’ station windows have been cut approximately ½ from the top and on 2 units mostly eliminated.  Evidence has…

Trauma Informed Care (TIC) Spotlight

Mariam Rahmani, MD Trauma-Informed care, or TIC, promotes a culture of safety, empowerment and healing. Over the past 18 months, leaders at the UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital and the UF department of psychiatry have been researching resources and offering training…

Mental Illness Awareness Week Movie Night at the Hippodrome

As part of the events planned for Mental Illness Awareness Week the Department of Psychiatry hosted a special screening of the movie “Life, Animated” at the Hippodrome with a Q&A following the movie with UF CARD directors Dr. Greg Valcante and Dr. Ann-Marie Orlando. AnArtists group also had artwork on…