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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


Flu vaccination events in the Atrium this week!

Oct 25th, 2016

Occupational Health Services (OHS) will host numerous flu vaccination events where the following employees can get no-cost flu vaccinations with their employee ID badge: • UF Health Shands employees and volunteers […]


Save the Date!

Oct 21st, 2016

The University of Florida College of Medicine Neuromedicine, Departments of Neurology, Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry and the McKnight Brain Institute Invite you and your family to join us for our annual  Holiday […]

published pages

Congratulations Dr. Okun!

Oct 20th, 2016

On the publication of  “New Strategies to Optimize Care for Patients With Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis,” 


Congratulations Dr. Okun.

Oct 17th, 2016

On the publication of  “Pedunculopontine Nucleus Region Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson Disease: Surgical Anatomy and Terminology,” which appears in the October edition of Sterotactic and Functional Neurosurgery.  An abstract […]


UF Genetics Institute member contributes to novel Alzheimer’s discovery

Oct 13th, 2016

By: Ellison Langford Two University of Florida Health researchers have made a discovery that could provide a novel way to target the brain deterioration associated with amyloid plaque build-up in […]

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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 […]