UF Grand Rounds | Gold & Avena
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Upcoming Grand Rounds

Friday, February 25, 2011


Robert Freedman, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Psychiatry
University of Colorado

Friday, March 25, 2011

Happiness & the Science of Happiness

Randy Larson, PhD
Professor of Human Values & Moral Development & Chair
Department of Psychology
Washington University in St. Louis

Friday, April 8, 2011

Male Sexuality, Enhancement & ED

Johannes Vieweg, MD
Professor & Chairman
College of Medicine, Department of Urology
University of Florida


“Obesity & Food Addiction : From Bedside to Bench..and Back…"

Mark S. Gold, MD

Donald Dizney Eminent Scholar
Distinguished Professor
Chairman, Department of Psychiatry
University of Florida College of Medicine

Nicole Avena, PhD

Assistant Research Professor
College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida
Visiting Research Associate
Princeton University Department of Psychology

DATE: Friday, February 11, 2011

TIME: 2:00 - 3:00 PM (EST)

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Goals and Objectives:

1. The learner will review appetite , eating, and body weight changes reported for drug intoxication and withdrawal.

2. The learner will list approaches commonly taken in psychiatric or addiction facilities to help patients with post-detoxification hyperphagia.

3. The learner will evaluate empirical data on behavioral and neurochemical signs of addiction revealed through preclinical models of overeating palatable foods.

4. The learner will review brain pathways that are perturbed by overeating that results in addiction-like behaviors, in order to determine possible pharmacotherapies.

The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been approved for 1.0 clinical hours of continuing education for nursing, clinical social workers, mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists by Shands at the University of Florida, Patient and Family Resources, BAP-7, Exp. 3/2011.

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