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Congratulations to Dr. Sara Jo Nixon!

We are happy to announce that CARE Co-Director, Dr. Sara Jo Nixon, has been selected to receive one of the 2015 University of Florida Research Foundation Professorships. These awards recognize […]

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Important Announcement: Travel Awards

Graduate student and postdoctoral associates of CARE faculty members are eligible to apply for 2015 CARE Travel Awards. Four-five awards of $250-300 each will be given this year. In order […]

third annual addiction symposium


We are delighted to offer continuing education credits to physicians and in-service credits for Alachua County Public Schools counselors, psychologists, and social workers. At the Symposium lectures, we will have […]


Spring Seminar Series, 2015

Following are the seminar dates for spring, 2015: January 21 – Lori Knackstedt, 3:30pm, in L1-101 (Neuroscience Conference Room) February 18 – Bin Liu, 3:30pm, in L1-101 (Neuroscience Conference Room) […]

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UF Center for Addiction Research and Education Third Annual Symposium

The third annual CARE Addiction Symposium will be held on April 22, 2015 in the DeWeese Auditorium (LG-101A) of the McKnight Brain Institute on the University of Florida campus. The […]



Florida Receives NIDA Grant to Establish Substance Abuse Training Center in Public Health The University of Florida has received a $1.5 million five-year T32 training grant from the National Institute […]

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To contact the Center for Addiction Research & Education, please direct your inquiries to:

Dr. Marieta B. Heaton, Director
Department of Neuroscience
University of Florida College of Medicine
Box 100244, McKnight Brain Institute
Gainesville, FL 32610-0244
Phone: (352) 392-1185
Fax: (352) 392-8347

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Congratuations to Dr. Lisa Merlo

Congratulations to CARE faculty member Dr. Lisa Merlo, for her election to the University of Florida College of Medicine Society of Teaching Scholars! This is a real and well deserved […]

Congratulations to Dr. Caitlin Orsini

Congratulations to Dr. Caitlin Orsini, who has been selected to receive the 2015 Thomas H. Maren Junior Investigator Postdoctoral Award. Dr. Orsini is a postdoctoral associate in the laboratory of […]

Congratulations to Caitlin Orsini

Congratulations to Caitlin Orsini, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Barry Setlow’s lab, who received a Travel Fellowship to attend the Winter Conference on Brain Research (WCBR), in Big Sky, Montana […]