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LoI Dissertation Feature

October 1 Letter of Intent Deadline: UF CARE Dissertation Aid Grants

UF CARE will award up to 3 Dissertation Aid Grants of up to $7,500, available only to UF CARE Affiliate Members who have completed their qualifying exams may apply. Letter of Intent required to apply. These funds do not support travel or tuition/fees/stipend for trainees. Read more about the submission process and guidelines here.  Submit Letter of Intent »

Applications Open: Assistant/Associate Professor Position, UF Department of Psychiatry

The UF Department of Psychiatry has initiated a search for an addiction scientist with expertise in clinical research and/or the analysis of large data to inform clinically relevant questions in addiction science. Apply Online.  READ MORE »

UF CARE Podcast - Nixon and Peris

Watch Now: UF CARE Inaugural Podcast Featuring Drs. Nixon & Peris

Drs. Sara Jo Nixon (UF CARE Director) and Joanna Peris (UF CARE Associate Director) join our podcast host Dr. Oliver Grundmann in this our inaugural podcast! Check back each month for new episodes of the UF CARE Podcast!  READ MORE »

UF College of Medicine Receives State Opioid Response Funding

The University of Florida College of Medicine has been awarded State Opioid Response (SOR) funds in response to the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families Request for Proposals titled, "Medical College Curriculum Development and Implementation for Florida’s State Opioid Response." This award will provide $250,000 to expand and enhance the university's curriculum intended to educate … READ MORE »

2019 Retreat Feature

UF CARE Faculty Member Retreat: 1-4 PM October 11, Cypress Lodge Pavilion, Lake Wauburg

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Society for Neuroscience (SfN)

Chicago, October 19-23, 2019

Shelby Blaes, Graduate Student, Setlow Laboratory

Adithya Gopinath, Graduate Student, Khoshbouei Laboratory

Peter Hamor, Graduate Student, Schwendt Laboratory



UF CARE Seminar Series:

(UF CARE Seminars begin at 3pm unless otherwise noted)

Visit our website for updates.

October 16, 2019

UF CARE DataBlitz 2 October 16 2019 feature 405x309

DataBlitz #2 Featuring UF CARE Travel Awardee Affiliate Members

Location: C1-17 Communicore Building (Floor Plan)

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November 20, 2019


February 6, 2020

(Special McKnight Brain Institute Neuroscience Seminar)

Dr. Jian Feng

Assistant Professor of Biological Science & Neuroscience, Florida State University

9:00 AM, February 6, 2020

 Location: DeWeese Auditorium, LG-101A, McKnight Brain Institute


March 18, 2020


March 27, 2020

(UF Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds)


April 6, 2020

Save the Date: UF CARE Eighth Annual Symposium

"Risk/Resiliency & Recovery"

UF McKnight Brain Institute, DeWeese Auditorium

Featuring Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Charles Chavkin

Allan and Phyllis Treuer Endowed Chair of Pain Research and  Professor,  Department of Pharmacology, University of Washington (Bio)

Dr. Anna Rose Childress

Research Professor and Director, Brain-Behavioral Vulnerabilities Laboratory, Center for Studies of Addiction, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine (Bio)