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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 the genetic relationships between many different psychiatric and…

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.

Fear Facers Summer Camp

Children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder and/or anxiety are invited to join us this summer for a one- or two-week camp session. In addition to daily therapy, participants between the ages of 7 and 15 will experience activities that allow for personal growth and improved behaviors

COARD visits K9s for Warriors Gold Family Campus

In June members of the Center for OCD, Anxiety and Related Disorders (COARD) met with Campus Director, Randy Dexter to tour the new Gold Family Campus and discuss ways the two organizations can collaborate in the future.  

Join us for a FREE webinar

Join the Tourette Association of America for a FREE Webinar Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 6:00 – 7:00PM EST. Register at tourette.org/may-webinar! Hosted by the Tourette Health and Education Program, occupational therapists Dr. Heather Simpson and Dr. Tana Carson will address the many ways occupational therapists can improve living with Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders.

Researcher Highlight

Dr. Amber Muehlmann, PhD is a junior faculty member of the Department of Psychiatry. Her lab focuses on abnormal brain function that causes repetitive behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorder and OCD. Recently, her studies identified the role of a small region deep within the brain called the subthalamic nucleus. This region shows less activation in…

2018 Celebration of Research

The UF COM Celebration of Research is a wonderful opportunity for us to reflect on the strength of our research programs and appreciate the breadth, quality, and merit of the science conducted within the College. This event reminds us that it is through discovery and the impact of our research that we improve the quality…