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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 […]

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Fall CARE Seminar Series

The fall CARE seminars will be held on Wednesdays between 3:30pm and 4:30pm in room L1-101, the Neuroscience Conference Room, in the McKnight Brain Institute. Seminar Dates August 19 – […]

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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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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 […]



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 […]