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Cassandra Modrak awarded COARD Pilot Grant

Cassandra Modrak, MS, is a PhD candidate in the Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience program, Department of Psychology. Cassandra is currently under the mentorship of Dr. Marek Schwendt. Cassandra has been chosen as the recipient of the research pilot grant for Spring 2023. COARD, with support from the Brooke Professorship and…

Is OCD Increasing in College Students Since COVID-19?

University students have experience and increase in obsessive-compulsive symptoms, and have increasingly sought treatment. Marcia Morris, MD discusses some of the treatments for OCD, ranging from therapy to medication.

Stand up & Holler | Gator Nation Giving Day

Alright, Gators! High-Five! Last year, in a unified show of Gator goodness, thousands of University of Florida alumni, students, faculty, staff, friends and families set a UF record during Stand Up & Holler, Gator Nation Giving Day. This year, on February 16, 2023, we are calling upon Gators everywhere to, once…

Carol Mathews talks about anxiety on “in your brain” podcast

University of Florida, department of psychiatry Chair and Director of the Center for OCD, Anxiety and Related Disorders, Carol Mathews, MD talks with in your brain podcast‘s Cristina Besosa about anxiety: what it is, how we study it, how to recognize it, and when to seek help for it.

The Fear Facer: An Update from: The Daily

In 2019, Julia Longoria, then a Daily producer, traveled to Nashville to speak with Ella Maners and her mother, Katie Maners. Ella, 8 going on 9, was terrified of tornadoes and getting sick. So she did something that was even scarier than her fears: confront them at Fear Facers camp.

Franjo Ivankovic Awarded 2022 Graduate Student Mentoring

Franjo Ivankovic was one of six graduate students selected for the Graduate Student Mentoring Award (GSMA). The GSMA is coordinated by the Office of Graduate Professional Development within the University of Florida Graduate School and honors those graduate students on their peer-to-peer mentoring of fellow graduate students,…