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Dr. Mark Gold Named to Second Term as UFAA Distinguished Alumni Professor

Author: Unknown Publication Date: Monday June 10, 2013

The University of Florida Alumni Association (UFAA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Mark Gold as the Distinguished Alumni Professor for the 2013-14 term. With a proven record as an educator and leader on campus and in his field, the Selection Committee felt he was the natural choice to represent the exemplary UF faculty to the Gator Nation. The honor includes a salary stipend and a seat on the UFAA Board of Directors.

Dr. Gold is a Donald Dizney Eminent Scholar, Chair of the Psychiatry Department, and a UF Distinguished Professor. He is a member of the McKnight Brain Institute and founder of the UF Center for Alcohol and Drug Research Education.

Dr. Gold graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Washington University in St. Louis and with honors from the UF College of Medicine. Since beginning his research career at UF in 1970, he has written more than 900 medical articles, chapters, and abstracts in journals for medical professionals. For over 40 years, he has worked to develop models for understanding the effects of tobacco, cocaine and other drugs on the brain.

He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Alpha Omega Alpha, Inventor Awards from UF’s Office of Technology Transfer, the UF College of Medicine Wall of Fame, and Exemplary Teaching and Minority Mentoring Awards.

Dr. Gold will serve as the faculty ambassador to the Gator Nation and, schedule permitting, will be available for UFAA sponsored speaking engagements. He will be officially installed as the UFAA Distinguished Alumni Professor at Florida Forward on August 30, 2013 in Gainesville, FL.