Dr. Gold Mark

Dr. Gold Mark


US, United States of America

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Dr. Gold is the Donald Dizney Eminent Scholar, Distinguished Professor and Chair of Psychiatry. Recently, he has also been selected as the University of Florida’s Distinguished Alumni Professor. This position is two year, University – wide leadership position. Prior to assuming the position as Chair he was a Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Anesthesiology, and Community Health & Family Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine located in Gainesville, Florida. He is also a member of the McKnight Brain Institute and a Founder of the U.F. Center for Alcohol and Drug Research and Education (CARE). Dr Gold is a teacher of the year, researcher and inventor who has worked for nearly 40 years to develop models for understanding the effects of tobacco, cocaine , and other drugs and also food on the brain and behavior. Dr. Gold has developed translational research models which have led to new treatments for addicts and also conceptualized hypotheses which were more than novel but also yielded new approaches to treat patients. He has been recognized many times for his innovations and also as an inventor.

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First and foremost, Dr Gold is a researcher and mentor. He has a 40 years of successfully mentoring young addiction researchers, teachers, and clinicians. Dr. Gold has been able to mentor MD, PhD, and MD/PhD students at the University of Florida as part of a degree program and also as part of the University of Florida College of Medicine’s research track and two of these medical students have been awarded Howard Hughes Research Fellowships in the past few years. Dr. Gold is a mentor of researchers and physicians in full time academic positions in the NIH and Universities from Chairs to Professors. He and the Division provide basic science of addiction training in Pharmacology, Human Behavior, and Medical Neuroscience for all UF medical students. UF medical students have mandatory two-week clerkships in addiction medicine during their clinical rotations.UF has become one of the nation's leading training sites for physicians trying to learn about drugs and become Board Certified. The University of Florida College of Medicine's addiction group has trained over 60 physicians who have now become Board Certified addiction experts. Dr. Gold’s leadership has been recognized by the Annenberg Foundation which has decided to support other medical students Clerkships and summer internships at the University of Florida. Dr Gold is a committed teacher has given Grand Rounds at major academic medical centers and spoken at Scientific Meetings in the United States, Europe and Asia. He is a regular Keynote Speaker at Internal Medicine Annual Meetings, PriMed, Addiction and also Psychiatric meetings and Conventions. He is the author of a number of classic texts, citation classic research articles, and also chapters in the most widely read text books and reviews by physicians and medical students. Over the past 35+ years, Gold has written book chapters, practice guidelines, edited textbooks, and developed self-learning modules to increase access to state-of-the-art addiction research and practices. Recently, Gold has been the author of Performance Enhancing Medications and Drugs of Abuse and also Dual Disorders and a new text on Alcohol (2010).

Research interests:

Dr. Gold was the first Faculty in the Division of Addiction Medicine and Chief of the Addiction Medicine Division. Under his leadership, the Division of Addiction Medicine at the University of Florida has grown from Dr. Gold in 1990 to one of the largest and best known translational research – to- new treatment programs in the world with over 30 academic Faculty and National Institute of Health (NIH), National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol (NIAAA), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and other funded researchers in second hand exposure models, self-administration, functional brain imaging, public health, impaired professionals, genomics, proteomics, and nanotechnology. The entire Department of Psychiatry , with its 80 full-time academic Faculty is one of the largest and most diverse academic Departments in the USA.

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B.A. Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri M.D. University of Florida, College of Medicine Residency: Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut Chief Resident: Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Have, Connecticut Fellowship: Biological Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut

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