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Mark Gold, M.D., an international authority on addiction medicine, and chairman of the University of Florida College of Medicine's department of Psychiatry. Photo by Sarah Kiewel/University of Florida

Dr. Mark Gold named UF’s Distinguished Alumni Professor

Published: May 20th, 2011

The University of Florida and the UF Alumni Association have selected College of Medicine professor Dr. Mark Gold as the 17th Distinguished Alumni Professor for 2011-2013. “We are thrilled to have […]

Brain Awareness Week Seminar

Brain Awareness Week Seminar

Published: Mar 10th, 2010

Radiosurgery: 20 years of Translational Research at the University of Florida Hosted by: William A. Friedman, M.D. Professor & Chairman Department of Neurosurgery Special Interests Brain tumor surgery, Trigeminal Neuralgia, […]

UF researchers find triggers in cells’ transition from colitis to cancer

Published: Oct 12th, 2009

University of Florida researchers have grown tumors in mice using cells from inflamed but noncancerous colon tissue taken from human patients, a finding that sheds new light on colon cancer and how it might be prevented.

The sweet spot? UF doctors test targets for Parkinson surgery

Published: Mar 13th, 2009

Doctors may be able to tailor a specialized form of brain surgery to more closely match the needs of Parkinson patients, according to results from the first large-scale effort to compare the two current target areas of deep brain stimulation surgery, or DBS.

After a few drinks, older adults more impaired than they think

Published: Mar 5th, 2009

Older, active people who have a drink or two might be more impaired afterward than they think, according to a report today from a University of Florida research group in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

Treating drug-addicted doctors is good medicine

Published: Feb 24th, 2009

Doctors who become addicted to alcohol and other drugs can be treated successfully and returned to medical practice with the help of special programs that couple referral to treatment and monitoring with rapid responses to noncompliance, University of Florida researchers report.

Experimental brain surgery to treat OCD – Gainesville Sun article

Published: Feb 24th, 2009

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of an experimental form of brain surgery to treat extreme cases of obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD.

Synchrotron sheds light on Parkinson’s onset – Medical Physics Web

Published: Feb 18th, 2009

An estimated 4 million people suffer from Parkinson’s disease – a complex neurodegenerative disorder that varies greatly among affected individuals. Better understanding of the brain chemistry that leads to the onset of this disease could ultimately contribute to improved therapeutic approaches, as well as help scientists to develop MRI-based methods of early detection and diagnosis.

New leader takes helm at UF’s Neuroscience department

New leader takes helm at UF’s Neuroscience department

Published: Feb 4th, 2009

Lucia Notterpek, Ph.D., has been appointed Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Florida College of Medicine, joining the growing ranks of women who lead basic science […]

Cellular ‘brakes’ by slow memory process in aging brains

Published: Dec 10th, 2008

University of Florida researchers may have discovered why some brain cells necessary for healthy memory can survive old age or disease, while similar cells hardly a hairsbreadth away die.