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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 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 […]

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

UF Health Spine Symposium – Save the Date!

Jan 13th, 2017

The University of Florida departments of neurosurgery, neurology, pain management, physiatry and interventional radiology will be presenting the 2017 UF Health Spine Care Conference on February 11, 2017 at the Evelyn […]

Congratulations on your new publication!

Dec 19th, 2016

Congratulations to Drs. Foote, Okun and Ward on the publication of “Six-Nine Year Follow-Up of Deep Brain Stimulation for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.”  The article was published in the December 8th edition […]

Congratulations Nikolaus R. McFarland, MD

Dec 16th, 2016

On the publication of “A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of coenzyme Q10 in Huntington disease,” which was published in Neurology’s December edition.   ABSTRACT Objective: To test the hypothesis that […]

In the News! Unlocking the Healing Power of You – National Geographic Magazine

Dec 6th, 2016

At the University of Florida, Parkinson’s disease patient Russell Price undergoes surgery to implant a deep brain stimulation (DBS) lead that will deliver electrical impulses to motion-controlling parts of his […]

Welcome to Jennifer Steshyn!

Dec 5th, 2016

Jennifer Steshyn has joined the Department of Neurology effective 12/2/16 as a Clinical Research Coordinator III.  She can be reached via email at and will be located in the […]

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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 […]