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Seminar November 12th – Dr. Jay Deng

Seminar Date: November 12th, 2014 Presenting: Dr. Jay Deng Topic: “MeCP2 interacting with 5-hydroxymethylcytosine in psychostimulant addiction”.


Care Seminar Series

The CARE fall Seminar Series will be held on the following dates in 2014: October 15th – Kristy Shrimp (Setlow Lab) will present in room L4-101 (Psychiatry Conference Room) November […]

Third Annual Addiction Symposium

The third annual CARE Addiction Symposium will be held on April 22, 2015 in the DeWeese Auditorium of the McKnight Brain Institute on the University of Florida Campus in room […]



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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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 […]

Congratulations to CARE faculty member Shawn Dotson

Congratulations to CARE faculty member Shawn Dotson who was the 2014 recipient of the Ajinomoto Award for Young Investigators in Gustation!

Congratulations to CARE faculty member Adriaan Bruijnzeel

Congratulations to CARE faculty member Adriaan Bruijnzeel, who has been named Deputy Editor for Nicotine and Tobacco Research, the journal of the Society for Nicotine Research and Treatment!