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2016 CARE Travel Awards

Congratulations to the following recipients of 2016 CARE Travel Awards! Benjamin Berey Joseph Lebowitz Ben Lewis Kaley MacFayden Caitlin Orsini Julianne Price Mirsada Serdarevic John Shallcross Bethany Stennett

Dr. Marieta Heaton UF Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to Dr. Marieta Heaton!

We are happy to announce that CARE Director Dr. Marieta Heaton has been presented with the University of Florida College of Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her academic […]

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CARE Seminar Series, Spring 2016

The spring CARE seminars will be held between 3:30pm and 4:30pm in room L1-101, the Neuroscience Conference Room, in the McKnight Brain Institute. Seminar Dates Wednesday, January 20 – Dr. […]

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We are pleased to announce that the next CARE Symposium will be April 19, 2016. Our guest speakers will be Dr. Marisa Roberto from The Scripps Research Institute in La […]


Congratulations to Drs. Nixon and Cottler!

The National Institutes of Health has just announced the awarding of 13 grants to research institutions around the country as part of a landmark study concerning the effects of adolescent […]

Dr. Sara Jo Nixon

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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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 2015 CARE Travel Award Winners!

The 2015 CARE ​Travel Awards for presenting research at upcoming national meetings were recently given to Luis Colon-Perez (post doc, Febo Lab), Lauren Hoffman (graduate student,, Nixon Lab), Kristen Hymel […]

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 […]