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COARD Pilot Grants

The Center for OCD, Anxiety and Related Disorders (COARD), with support from the Brooke Professorship and the McKnight Brain Institute at UF, offers funding for pilot projects for trainees and junior faculty who are members of COARD and participating laboratories. Up to $25,000 per proposal is available.  The aim of this funding is to promote…

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 health at the Hebrew University in Israel, and…

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 positive moods and positive personality, influence individuals thought…

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 in India. He received a Master in Psychiatric…

Undergraduate RA, Morgan Browning, receives poster award for International OCD Conference

UF senior and University Scholar, Morgan Browning, (co-mentored by Dr. Joseph McNamara PhD, Andrew Guzick MS, and Lacie Lazaroe MS) received a poster award for the International OCD Foundation Conference in July 2018. Morgan first-authored an abstract “Exploring the Impacts of Depression, Comorbidity, and Symptom Domains on OCD-Related Functional Impairment,” using preliminary data from her…

Mini ERP Boot Camp

The UF Department of Psychiatry is holding a Mini ERP Boot Camp with Dr. Emily Kappenman from the University of California San Diego This three-day boot camp will review everything from the basics of EEG/ERP all the way through experimental design and pitfalls, concluding with a day of hands on data analysis with ERP Lab.…