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UF CARE Podcast Affiliate Episode 6, John (Juhan) Lee, Department of Health Education & Behavior

This month affiliate podcast host Victor Schneider is joined by UF CARE Affiliate Member John (Juhan) Lee, a graduate student in the Department of Health Education & Behavior.

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Save the Date: UF CARE Annual Symposium, April 20, 2021

The 2021 Annual Symposium will be presented via Zoom.  More details to follow…

UF CARE Recorded Seminar: Dr. Matthew Kirkpatrick, USC Keck School of Medicine

Recorded 3:00 PM, November 18, 2020 Watch Now Bio: Matt Kirkpatrick, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Research in the Department of Preventive Medicine in the Keck School of Medicine […]

Podcast Episode 10: Dr. Daniel Wesson

UF CARE Podcast Episode 10: Dr. Daniel Wesson, UF Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics

UF CARE Member Daniel Wesson, Ph.D. joins podcast host Dr. Oliver Grundmann for this our tenth installment of the UF CARE Podcast. Read more about Dr. Wesson’s work here.

Podcast Episode 9 Dr. Ali Yurasek

UF CARE Podcast Episode 9: Dr. Ali Yurasek, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Education & Behavior

UF CARE Member Dr. Ali Yurasek, Assistant Professor, UF Department of Health Education & Behavior, joins podcast host, Dr. Oliver Grundmann, for the ninth episode of the UF CARE Podcast. […]

Dr. Linda Spear

In Memory: Dr. Linda Spear

We are saddened by the death of Dr. Linda Spear, a past keynote speaker at our Annual Symposium in 2015. Her impact on science and as a mentor will be […]

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Nixon, DirectorWelcome to UF’s Center for Addiction Research & Education (CARE)!  We are proud that CARE is one of the oldest continuing University-wide Centers at UF and that it has undergone a re-vitalization in recent years with an expanded mission and as addiction science established a larger footprint at UF.  Our membership includes faculty from six colleges and 14 departments across both the main and HSC campuses. We have over 40 faculty (Full) members (at the time of this writing) and over 60 trainee (Affiliate) members!   Our investigators have active research programs in highly diverse domains; ranging from molecular neuroscience and drug discovery through epidemiology and clinical trials. While most of our faculty focus on the addictive disorders and their comorbid conditions, a number examine substance use, more broadly, for example, studying social drinking in older adults or developmental trajectories across adolescence. In short, we are a group of highly diverse investigators who are committed to understanding the biological, psychological and social correlates and consequences of substance use and addictive behaviors.

As you review our site, you’ll see that we offer on-going programs through our monthly seminar series and host an Annual Symposium each Spring.  Each Spring Symposium is centered on a timely theme.  In 2019, our theme was “Opioids” featuring Drs. Brigitte Kieffer & R. Kathryn McHugh. Visit our Annual Symposium page for more information.

You’ll also notice that we have a number of links to participating departments, current addiction-related training grants, and funding sources.  We also have information describing our current committees and their membership.  If you are a new UF faculty member, a student or trainee exploring opportunities, or a community member who wants more information, we hope you’ll check them out. If you are interested in being on our notification listserv, please click here to complete the sign-up form.

Finally, as I am sure you are aware, addiction and related disorders represent a significant threat to individuals, families and their communities. It is only through the collaborative efforts of diverse programmatic research that we can understand the contributing processes and define more effective prevention, intervention, and recovery programs.  CARE is committed to facilitating these kinds of collaborations. We are fortunate to have time-limited, generous support from the McKnight Brain Institute, the Senior Vice President for Health Affairs, Department of Psychiatry, and Department of Pharmacodynamics. But, to meet the magnitude of this problem and sustain our unique capacity, we must also rely on donations from a concerned community. These donations are handled through the UF Foundation, and are tax deductible within current legal constraints.   No matter the amount of your gift, it will be appreciated!

Again, thank you for visiting our website! And please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions or need additional information.

Sara Jo Nixon, PhD, Director

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UF CARE Career Development Workshop, 3:45-5:00 PM, Thursday, August 13

Join us for our first UF CARE Career Development Workshop! The session begins at 3:45 PM (Eastern Time) August 13, 2020 with a brief introduction: Join Introduction Zoom Meeting at […]

Recorded Seminar: Robert Dvorak, Ph.D., University of Central Florida, Department of Psychology

Watch This Recorded Seminar Online Here 3:00 PM, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 via Zoom: Zoom Meeting: Read more about Dr. Dvorak’s work here.

Recorded Seminar: Joy Gabrielli, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology

Watch This Recorded Seminar Here   3:00 PM, Thursday June 18, 2020 via Zoom: Zoom Meeting:   

UF CARE May 20 Seminar: Erin Ferguson & Carly Logan, UF CARE Affiliate Members & Dissertation Award Recipients

Join us May 20th at 3pm for a UF CARE Seminar Via Zoom Join Zoom Meeting: (Preferred Method to see their presentations) Call in: +1 646 558 8656 Meeting […]

February 6 UF CARE/MBI Special Seminar: Dr. Jian Feng of Florida State University

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February 19 UF CARE/SHARC Seminar: Dr. Kelly Cue Davis of Arizona State University

3:00 PM, February 19, 2020 CORRECTED LOCATION: Reitz Union 2365 “Coercive Condom Use Resistance: An Understudied Behavior in the Alcohol, Sexual Risk, and Sexual Violence Nexus” Dr. Kelly Cue Davis […]