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Read the summer MBI e-newsletter

Published: July 10th, 2018

The summer edition of The Brainstorm recaps our spring Brain Awareness Week activities, highlights researchers in the news and more.

Glenn Smith

Potential alternatives and new perspectives in Alzheimer’s treatments

Published: July 6th, 2018

Glenn Smith, Ph.D., ABPP-cn, chair of the department of clinical and health psychology, recently commented on the state of Alzheimer’s disease research in a Citrus County Chronicle feature story.

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COARD hosts second Fear Facers Summer Camp

Published: July 3rd, 2018

Joseph McNamara, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry, commented on the Center for OCD, Anxiety & Related Disorders’ Fear Facers Summer Camp for an article by The Independent Florida Alligator.

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UF Health earns depression center of excellence designation

Published: July 3rd, 2018

Regina Bussing, M.D., chair of the department of psychiatry, was recently featured in a multimedia story by WCJB TV20 about UF Health’s new center of excellence designation from the National Network of Depression Centers.

Steven Munger

Center for Smell and Taste co-hosts new conference

Published: June 28th, 2018

Steven Munger, Ph.D., director of the UF Center for Smell and Taste, is leading a new conference focused on bridging the gap between researchers, clinicians and patients suffering from smell and taste disorders.

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Dr. Brian Hoh named chair of neurosurgery

Published: June 27th, 2018

Brian Hoh, M.D., an internationally known expert in the treatment of brain aneurysms, brain arteriovenous malformations, and ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, will lead the department of neurosurgery.

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MBI director honors Presurgical Anesthesia Center staff for brain health initiative

Published: June 25th, 2018

The Perioperative Cognitive and Anesthesia Network program, led by Drs. Catherine Price and Patrick Tighe, assesses brain functions of older patients before surgery.

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Parkinson’s medications linked to issues with impulse control

Published: June 25th, 2018

Michael Okun, M.D., neurology chair and medical director of the National Parkinson’s Foundation, comments on the link between impulse-control issues and Parkinson’s medications in Health magazine.

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Research shows genetic link between psychiatric disorders

Published: June 22nd, 2018

UF was among hundreds of institutions involved in a new study published in Science. Psychiatrist and MBI member Dr. Carol Mathews explains its findings and implications.

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Tropical weather and emergency preparedness

Published: June 21st, 2018

Following last year’s close call with Hurricane Irma, the MBI has taken several measures to enhance emergency preparedness for the MBI building and its occupants.