Psychiatry Interest Group: Dr. Gold’s Career in Addiction Research

Dr. Mark Gold, Chief of the Department of Psychiatry at UF College of Medicine and prominent addiction researcher, spoke to a crowd of medical students on October 7th highlighting his landmark career in addiction medicine as well as the importance of finding a good mentor during one’s career. His enthusiastic talk also touched on his innovations in addiction medicine, as well as some of the basic science involved in his work. He was quick to demonstrate the importance of addiction science and treatment, using popular culture examples from the past 30 years to drive his point home.