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Dr. Sara Jo Nixon Awarded APA Division 50 Presidential Citation for Outstanding Service

Published: Aug 13th, 2019

Sara Jo Nixon, PhD was presented with a Presidential Citation for Outstanding Service at the American Psychological Association (APA) Convention in Chicago, IL.

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Nixon receives RSA’s 2018 Henri Begleiter Award for Excellence in Research

Published: Apr 4th, 2018

Sara Jo Nixon, PhD, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, has been awarded the Research Society on Alcoholism’s (RSA) 2018 Henri Begleiter Award for Excellence in Research. This award is […]

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Dr. Nixon elected to second term as Chair of APA Scientific Affairs

Published: Mar 1st, 2018

Sara Jo Nixon, PhD has been elected to a rare consecutive term as Chair of the American Psychological Association Board of Scientific Affairs. The Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA) is […]

Nixon and Setlow named UF Term Professors

Nixon, Setlow named COM University Term Professors

Published: Apr 13th, 2017

Department of Psychiatry Professors, Sara Jo Nixon, PhD and Barry Setlow, PhD have been named College of Medicine’s 2016-17 University Term Professors. The University Term Professorship Program provides recognition to […]

Sara Jo Nixon, PhD and Linda Cottler, PhD

Recruitment begins for landmark study of adolescent brain development

Published: Sep 13th, 2016

The University of Florida and 18 partnering institutions today will launch the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States. Researchers are targeting specific elementary schools within specific geographic regions to ensure a nationally representative sample, said Sara Jo Nixon, Ph.D., co-principal investigator at the UF Health site with Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D., M.P.H., founding chair of UF’s department of epidemiology.

UF receives NIH grant for substance use and adolescent brain development study

Published: Sep 28th, 2015

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a multi-year Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study, committing approximately $25 million per year across a national consortium. The University of Michigan and University […]

Neurocognitive Laboratory

Neurocognitive Laboratory

Published: Jul 23rd, 2015

The Neurocognitive Laboratory is directed by Sara Jo Nixon, PhD. Dr. Nixon uses neurobehavioral methods and models to examine the acute and chronic effects of alcohol and other drugs in […]

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Dr. Nixon Selected as 2015 UFRF Award Recipient

Published: Apr 1st, 2015

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 […]