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Welcome Cyrus Saleem!

Published: Apr 3rd, 2017

Cyrus joined the Department of Neurology on March 31st as a Research Coordinator.  He can be reached at cyrus.saleem@neurology.ufl.edu 

High-voltage VIM Region Deep Brain Stimulation Mimicking Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Published: Mar 31st, 2017

Congratulations to Drs. Patterson, Okun and Hess on the publication of “High-voltage VIM Region Deep Brain Stimulation Mimicking Progressive Supranuclear Palsy,” in Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements.   Abstract Background: […]

New book offers secrets for better living and tips for patients coping with Tourette syndrome

Published: Mar 27th, 2017

A new book edited by a University of Florida researcher is being released today and offers guidance, medical insights and hope to patients and families of patients with Tourette syndrome, […]

Epilepsy Day is March 27th

Published: Mar 22nd, 2017

Here are some upcoming events to help you show your Support: Event Date/Time Location Epilepsy Walk March 25th at 9:00 am (registration at 8:00 am) Flavet Field, UF Purple Pints […]

Effects of aging on action-intentional programming

Published: Mar 15th, 2017

Congratulations to the authors,Ali R. Shoraka, Dana M. Otzel, Eduardo M. Zilli, Glen R. Finney, Leilani Doty, Adam D. Falchook & Kenneth M. Heilman, of “Effects of aging on action-intentional […]

Parkinson’s disease diffusion MRI is not affected by acute antiparkinsonian medication

Published: Feb 27th, 2017

Congratulations Drs. Okun, Hess and Vaillancourt on the publication of “Parkinson’s disease diffusion MRI is not affected by acute antiparkinsonian medication,” in the February issue of NeuroImage: Clinical.   Read […]

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

Published: 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

Published: 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

Published: 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.

Published: 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 […]