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Functional activity of the sensorimotor cortex and cerebellum relates to cervical dystonia symptoms

Published: Jun 22nd, 2017

Congratulations to Christopher W. Hess, Nikolaus R. McFarland, Aparna Wagle Shukla, Michael S. Okun, and David E. Vaillancourt on the publication of “Functional activity of the sensorimotor cortex and cerebellum relates […]

Fighting Dementia

Published: Jun 21st, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. WCJB-TV 20– Dementia is a tough and debilitating mental disorder, but researchers are learning more about it. Dr. Glenn Smith is a dementia researcher from UF’s Department of […]

Parkinson Disease and Autoimmune Disorders—What Can We Learn From Genome-wide Pleiotropy?

Published: Jun 20th, 2017

Congratulations to Drs. Nikolaus McFarland, Karen McFarland and Todd Golde on the publication of “Parkinson Disease and Autoimmune Disorders—What Can We Learn From Genome-wide Pleiotropy?”  This article was published in […]

Dr. Hess; Guest editor for Seminars in Neurology.

Published: Jun 19th, 2017

Dr. Hess served as a guest editor for a recently published issue of Seminars in Neurology. The title of the issue is “Update on Parkinson’s Disease”. The articles focused on the […]


Published: Jun 16th, 2017

This seminar series runs every Monday at 12:00 PM in the DeWeese auditorium. Use this flyer to see the dates, topics and presenters. 2017 Neuromedicine Summer Calendar

Tourette syndrome: Finally, something to shout about

Published: Jun 15th, 2017

Congratulations Dr. Michael Okun on your publication of Tourette syndrome: Finally, something to shout about  in the June 8, 2017 edition of “The Conversation.” Tourette syndrome is a mysterious medical curiosity […]

SSEP in Therapeutic Hyperthermia Era

Published: Jun 14th, 2017

A lot has changed since the seminal paper by Levy et al. in JAMA neurology in 1985. The advent of therapeutic hypothermia (TH) has introduced uncertainty in prognostication. Cahill et […]

It’s that time of year again – time to prepare for the annual closing of the fiscal year. 

Published: Jun 12th, 2017

 Please pay close attention to the departmental fiscal deadlines listed below in red.  It is important that these deadlines are followed in order to allow staff adequate time to prepare […]

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In the news…

Published: Jun 8th, 2017

Dr. Okun was quoted in the New York Times article on June 1st,  “New Electrical Brain Stimulation Technique Shows Promise in Mice.”  You can read it online using this link. […]

Paper named one of most influential articles of 2016 for BMC Neurology, according to

Published: Jun 7th, 2017

Congratulations Daniel Martinez-Ramirez, Leonardo Almeida, Juan C. Giugni, Bilal Ahmed, Masa-aki Higuchi, Christopher S. Little, John P. Chapman, Caroline Mignacca, Aparna Wagle Shukla, Christopher W. Hess, Karen Wheeler Hegland and  Michael S. Okun Your paper ” Rate of aspiration pneumonia in hospitalized Parkinson’s disease patients: a cross-sectional study: was […]