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OCD Is Not What You Think from the International OCD Foundation Community

OCD is NOT an adjective. You are not being “SO OCD” right now if you are washing your hands thoroughly. An individual with OCD has a psychiatric disorder — you are following CDC and WHO guidelines.OCD is a diagnosable disorder that’s the 10th most disabling condition in the world. Obsessive…

UF Health opens Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment

UF Health leaders cut the ribbon on its new Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment on Feb. 20, a multidisciplinary, collaborative facility that will provide specialized care and resources to children and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders and their families.

New funding opportunities through McKnight Brain Institute

The MBI Outreach and Education Committee is pleased to announce a new round of funding to support neuroscience research at UF. There are funding opportunities open to undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral and clinical fellows and faculty members, across all Departments and Colleges of the UF community, as long as…

SF Zoo meets sensory-inclusive goal

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities and UF Health CAN helped make Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo sensory-inclusive certified zoo!…

Study reveals that many psychiatric disorders arise from common genes

Many distinct psychiatric diseases share a common genetic structure, according to new research by the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, an international team of investigators that includes scientists at the University of Florida led by Carol Mathews, M.D., director of UF’s Center for OCD, Anxiety & Related…

COARD Awards Multiple Pilot Grants

Congratulations, Marek Schwendt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Binh Nguyen, Graduate Student in the Department of Neuroscience, have been chosen as the recipients of the research pilot grant for November 2019. COARD, with support from the Brooke Professorship and the McKnight Brain Institute at UF, is…