Dr. Irving Kolin has been in private practice in Orlando and Winter Park, Florida since 1971. He was Medical Director of Orlando Regional Medical Center Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center. He was also a founding Medical Director for the Medical Psychiatric Unit and Addiction Treatment Unit at Florida Hospital Center for Psychiatry.

Dr. Kolin earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Buffalo School of Arts and Sciences and an M.D. degree from the State University of New York School of Medicine at Buffalo. He served an internship in pediatrics, his residency in psychiatry, and a fellowship in child psychiatry at the Cornell University Medical Center, New York Hospital.

Following completion of his graduate education, Dr. Kolin was drafted into the United States Navy Medical Corp and served as a Lieutenant Commander in the Department of Neuropsychiatry at the Naval Hospital, Orlando, Florida.

Dr. Kolin held a teaching fellowship position in psychiatry at Cornell Medical University Medical College. After coming to Florida, he became a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychology, visiting faculty at the University of Central Florida. He has also taught at the University of Florida College of Medicine and presently holds a Clinical Associate Professorship in the Department of Psychiatry. He has lectured at Cornell University, Duke University, Stanford University, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and other leading medical schools.

Dr. Kolin is currently serving on the curriculum committee for the new College of Medicine at the University of Central Florida. Which will be accepting its first class in Fall of 2008.


Mary Lou Sirois was born and raised in Boston Massachusetts. She went to school at Brookline High School and Newman Preparatory School.

Mary Lou has worked as the Office Manager and Study Coordinator for the Kolin Research Group since 1990.   She has worked in over fifty clinical studies and research trials with the Kolin Research Group.  

She has also worked at the Boston Children's Medical Center in the Department of Neuropathology as the Head Technician and Lab Manager.  


Katherine Elizabeth Bishop received her undergraduate degree in Social Work where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and went on to receive her Masters in Social Work from Florida State University.

Ms. Bishop is skilled in providing care for individuals, marital and family play therapy and social histories for adults, adolescents, and children.   She specializes in areas including behavioral weight control, addiction, women's issues, childhood abuse issues, and sexual trauma.  

She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Central Florida School of Social Work, she is an instructor for graduate level clinical courses. 



Lori B. Bohnert has a B.S. in Sociology from Arizona State University and a M.S. in Counseling and Human Development from Troy State University.   She has lived and worked in the Central Florida Area since 1981 in the Mental Health field.  

Ms. Bohnert currently works for the Kolin Research Group as a Mental Health Counselor.   She assists with marriage and family therapy, cognitive retraining for head injury clients and community outreach.

Ms. Bohnert is a licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida and a National Certified Counselor.   She is certified in Domestic Violence Counseling as well as a National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.  

Some of her professional affiliations include the American Counseling Association and the American Mental Health Counseling Association.   With special education in hypnotherapy and supervisory training for Mental Health Counselors.

Lillian T. Saavedra, M.D.

Dr. Lillian T. Saavedra served her internship in the Department of Neurology at the Moscow University Hospital and St. Francis Hospital's Department of Pathology at the University of Illinois.   Dr. Saavedra was a House Officer in the Department of Medicine at the Kurfursten Hospital in Bremen Germany.   She was a Senior House Officer in the Department of Medicine at Yorkshire Hospital in N. Halerton, England.  

Dr. Saavedra performed her residency in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florida.   As a resident she was trained in inpatient, outpatient, community, child and adolescent psychiatry, as well as consultation liaison and ER psychiatry.  

Thomas A. Guest, III, Ph. D.

Dr. Thomas A. Guest has a degree in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University, Alabama; which is where he also earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology.  

Dr. Guest specializes in Clinical Psychopharmacology, Family and Marital Therapy, Psycho Diagnostics and many other areas of mental health.   He is a licensed professional in the state of Florida.   He currently works for the Kolin Research Group as a Sub-investigator.

Pradip P. Jamnadas, M.D.

Dr. Pradip P. Jamnadas earned his degree at University College London Medical School.   He had his fellowship at St. Luke's Hospital and Norwalk Hospital, an affiliate of Yale University.   He has also served internships at Isle of Thanet Hospital in Kent, England and Hillingdon Hospital London, England.   Dr. Jamnadas has taught at Florida State, Florida Hospital Medical Center and Nova South Eastern.        


Lynn Williams

Lynn Williams currently works for the Kolin Research Group as a study coordinator.   She attended the Charles E. Gregory School of Nursing and Seminole Community College.   She has worked for the Kids House of Seminole County and the Shriner's Burn Center for Children.  


Our dedicated staff has decades of experience in clinical practice and research. Our location is in Winter Park, Florida a suburb of Orlando, Florida. We are situated in rapidly growing Central Florida with access to a population greater than two million people. Our site maintains state of the art computer information systems capable of performing electronic data capture necessary for the reporting of the study data in real time. Our site maintains full service consultation rooms always available to study monitors and other visiting personnel involved in our research. We maintain a professional answering service enabling us to remain in communication with our patients and study sponsors 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

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