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UF Health Shands Hospital among nation’s best

University of Florida Health Shands Hospital is now tied for top adult hospital in Florida, according to the 2016-2017 U.S. News & World Report adult specialty rankings of the nation’s […]

Steven T. DeKosky, M.D., has been named interim executive director of the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida

Steven T. DeKosky, M.D., has been appointed interim executive director

for the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida. DeKosky, a prominent Alzheimer’s disease researcher and UF alumnus, came to UF in July as […]


UF Health Neuromedicine 2015 Progress Report

In 2015, the new UF Health five-year strategic plan was introduced under the name of “The Power of Together.”  The idea?  That together, UF Health physicians and staff are shaping […]


Meet our research partner: The UF Department Of Neuroscience

The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Florida College of Medicine, the second oldest Neuroscience department in the country, is proudly celebrating over four decades of commitment to excellence […]


Our Philosophy:

“We believe that the patient is the sun (not the doctor) and that interdisciplinary health care teams should orbit around the patient (not the doctor).”


Congratulations to Dr. Okun!

“We are pleased to enthusiastically announce the appointment of Dr. Michael Okun as chair of the UF department of neurology.  Please join us in congratulating Dr. Okun on his appointment […]

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Neurology News


Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis

Sep 27th, 2016

Congratulations to Dr Okuh on the publication of his monograph “Finding Balance:  New Strategies to Optimize Care for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis”  A copy of this can also be […]


Congratulations to the Doré Stroke Research Lab Team!

Sep 26th, 2016

Dr. Doré and the Stroke Research Lab participated in the annual Heart Walk on September 24 for Alachua County.  The team rasied an amazing $1,325 for Stroke research.  Teams consisting of […]


Refuting Claims Regarding Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton and Parkinson’s Disease!

Sep 11th, 2016

The National Parkinson Foundation has received several questions about whether Hillary Clinton has Parkinson’s disease (PD). The allegations that Hillary Clinton suffers from Parkinson’s disease have been reviewed by NPF’s […]


Congratulations Drs. Zhang, McFarland, Subramony, and Heilman!

Sep 1st, 2016

On the publication of “SPG7 and Impaired Emotional Communication” in the August edition of The Cerebellum.  Use the link to see the abstract and obtain a full copy of the article.

Michael Jaffee

Blue light can affect sleep cycle at any age

Aug 31st, 2016

BY ANGIE ANGERS FRIDAY, AUGUST 19TH 2016 GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In an era where many kids have access to smartphones, it’s a term that makes parents nervous. Dr. Michael Jaffee […]

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Press Release


Researchers examine how Parkinson’s disease alters brain activity over time

National Institutes of Health News Release: Neuroscientists peered into the brains of patients with Parkinson’s disease and two similar conditions to see how their neural responses changed over time. The […]

Biomarker breakthrough could improve Parkinson’s treatment

A new, non-invasive way to track the progression of Parkinson’s disease could help evaluate experimental treatments to slow or stop the disease’s progression. University of Florida researchers used functional magnetic […]

Gainesville in Top 3 College Cities

Gainesville is the third-best college town in the country, according to a new ranking published by

Taking into consideration hundreds of campuses and their surrounding cities, the website deemed Gainesville’s nature, nightlife and arts scene deserving of a top-tier status, said Sara Moore, the marketing director of College Rank.

The only cities ranked ahead are Cambridge, Massachusetts, and San Luis Obispo, California, home to Harvard University and California Polytechnic State University, respectively.

To see the article in the Gainesville Sun click here!

Down the Hatch with Dr. Michael Okun!


Advocacy in dysphagia management:  A Neurologist’s perspective (Guest:  Dr. Michael Okun)

Listen to Down the Hatch – a Podcast on SoundCloud! Physicians play a critical role in dysphagia management, even though swallowing may not have been included in their medical training. […]

Reader’s Corner Book Review


Reader’s corner – Book review

Emergency and Critical Care Neurology, reviewed by Katharina M. Busl, MD, MS, new division of Neurocritical Care in the Department of Neurology at UF.

Monthly Blog Posts by Dr. Melissa Armstrong


The Neurologist is in…

Monthly insights and advice from a stroke specialist, a movement disorder expert, and a neuromuscular physician. by Melissa Armstrong, MD, MSC featured in Neurology Now, Your Trusted Resource for Brain […]