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UF Health Neuromedicine 2016 Progress Report

This is the most prolific era in the history of neuromedicine at University of Florida Health, and we are eager to share some of the exciting initiatives currently taking place. […]

UF Neuromedicine Research Day

In accordance with the University of Florida Department of Neurology’s commitment to research the first annual Neuromedicine Research Day was held on Saturday, January 21, 2017. All the divisions in […]

Dr. Todd Golde appointed director of McKnight Brain Institute!

Todd E. Golde, M.D., Ph.D., an internationally known expert in the scientific understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, has been appointed executive director of the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain […]

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 […]

The Year in Review: Celebrating Our Achievements – McKnight Brain Institute!

Evelyn F. & William L. McKnight Brain Institute Director: Todd Golde, M.D., Ph.D.   The Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida initiated a […]

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Neurology News

Are Parkinson’s Patients More Vulnerable to the Effects of Cardiovascular Risk: A Neuroimaging and Neuropsychological Study

Feb 14th, 2017

Dr. Michael Okun has recently been published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.   His article “Are Parkinson’s Patients More Vulnerable to the Effects of Cardiovascular Risk: A Neuroimaging […]

The most important thing you’re not discussing with your doctor

Feb 8th, 2017

By Melissa Armstrong, MD, Assistant Professor, Neurology, University of Florida Written for The Conversation Politicians and policymakers are discussing what parts of the Affordable Care Act to change and what […]

Exercise can alleviate symptoms of Parkinson’s, reduce risk of falls

Feb 8th, 2017

“I pretty much never see a Parkinson’s disease patient without recommending exercise,” said Dr. Michael Okun, medical director of the Parkinson’s Foundation. He is also chairman of neurology at the […]

The human subthalamic nucleus and globus pallidus internus differentially encode reward during action control.

Feb 2nd, 2017

Congratulations to Drs. Foote and Okun on the publication of “The human subthalamic nucleus and globus pallidus internus differentially encode reward during action control,” which was published in Human Brain […]


Feb 1st, 2017

A Photographer will be availableI on the following dates/times to take ID badge photos. 2/3 – 7am-11am and 12pm-4pm – MBI Ground Floor Main Lobby 2/10 – 7am-11am and 12pm-4pm – […]

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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 […]