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First Pilot Grant Awarded

COARD, with support from the Brooke Professorship and the McKnight Brain Institute at UF, is delighted to announce the first pilot grant has been awarded to Dr. Nicola Sambuco to help forward his research. The next application acceptance is March 1st, 2019.

First Travel Stipend Awarded

COARD awards travel stipend to Anthropology, 2nd year graduate student, Rebecca Henderson. She will present her “How Much is To Much: Moral Demarcations of Pathology in Hoarding Disorder” talk, at the American Anthropological Association conference in San Jose, CA November 14-18, 2018. …

COARD Welcomes Catalina Lopez-Quintero

Catalina Lopez-Quintero is a Colombia-born physician-epidemiologist with medical public health research training and experience in drug use, mental health and HIV/AIDS epidemiology, including several epidemiological studies in Colombia, Israel and the United States. She completed her medical degree in Colombia, her master and Ph.D. studies in public…

COARD Welcomes Amir Erez, PhD

Dr. Erez earned his Ph.D. and M. S. at the Industrial and Labor Relations School at Cornell University. He attended the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he earned his B. A. in Business Administration and Philosophy and an M. A. in Philosophy. His research focuses on how…

COARD Welcomes Krishna Vaddiparti, PhD, MPE, MSW/L

Dr. Krishna Vaddiparti is a Research Assistant Professor of Epidemiology. He joined the Department of Epidemiology in March 2012 as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate. Dr. Vaddiparti completed MPhil and PhD both in Psychiatric Social Work from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore…

New research shows a genetic link between psychiatric disorders

Carol Mathews, M.D., director of the Center for OCD, Anxiety & Related Disorders, and other UF researchers — including Michael Okun, M.D., chair of neurology, and Irene Malaty, M.D., associate professor of neurology — contributed to a recently published study in the journal Science that broadly examined…

Local Tourette supporters featured on BuzzFeed

A group led by Heather Simpson, O.T.D., M.O.T., OTR/L, Southeast Regional Tourette Association of America Centers of Excellence coordinator, recently painted Gainesville’s 34th Street Graffiti Wall in support of Tourette Awareness Month.

COARD visits K9s for Warriors Gold Family Campus

Campus Director, Randy Dexter and K9 Captain; COARD Director, Dr. Carol Mathews, Dr. Darlene Kertes, Dr. John Williamson, K9 for Warriors staff members and Dr. Damon Lamb. In June members of the Center for OCD, Anxiety and Related Disorders (COARD) met with Campus Director, Randy Dexter to tour the…