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

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, […]

ALS Support Group Meeting!

Mar 23rd, 2017

ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Support Group Meeting Support groups bring together people facing similar issues, whether just the physical aspects of ALS, relationship issues or major life changes.  Members of […]

Epilepsy Day is March 27th

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 […]

Our Philosophy:

Mar 16th, 2017

Clerkship Director of the Year for the College of Medicine

Mar 16th, 2017

Daniel Martinez-Ramirez MD of the Department of Neurology last night was awarded the Clerkship Director of the Year for the College of Medicine.  Daniel has inspired the next generation of […]

Effects of aging on action-intentional programming

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 […]

6 Steps to better sleep

Mar 6th, 2017

BY MELISSA ARMSTRONG, MD, MSC, FAAN Many neurologic diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis disrupt sleep. Sleep problems also can impact the brain: multiple research studies suggest, for […]

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

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

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 […]

Reminder!

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 – […]

Join UF Health for National WEAR RED DAY!

Jan 29th, 2017

February 3rd from 9-12:30 to help raise awareness about heart disease. The event will be held in the UF Health Shands Hospital Atrium and will focus on prevention of heart […]

The visual kinetic depth effect is altered with Parkinson’s disease

Jan 23rd, 2017

Congratulations to Drs. Heilman and White on the publication of The visual kinetic depth effect is altered with Parkinson’s disease in Parkinsonism & Related Disorders January edition. Abstract Background People with […]

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 […]

UF Health Neuromedicine 2016 Progress Report

Dec 14th, 2016

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

Dec 12th, 2016

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 […]

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 jennifer.steshyn@neurology.ufl.edu and will be located in the […]

Dr. Todd Golde appointed director of McKnight Brain Institute!

Dec 1st, 2016

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 […]

Congratulations to Dr. Heilman!

Nov 30th, 2016

On the publication of “Callosal disconnection neglect: reassessment after 34 years.” which was published in the November issue of Neurocase.

Congratulations Drs. Deeb, Rossi, Shukla and Okun!

Nov 29th, 2016

On the publication of “Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Deep Brain Stimulation Think Tank: A Review of Emerging Issues and Technologies,” which was published in the November issue of Front. Integrative […]

Congratulations Drs. Bowers & Okun!

Nov 23rd, 2016

On the publication of “Emotion modulation of the startle reflex in essential tremor: Blunted reactivity to unpleasant and pleasant pictures,” which was published in the November edition of Parkinsonism & Related […]

Congratulations to Drs. Xia and Subramony on their publication!

Nov 22nd, 2016

“The Initial Symptom and Motor Progression in Spinocerebellar Ataxias,” was published in the November issue of The Cerebellum.  You can find the abstract and full article by using the link […]

NOMINATE A QUALITY HERO! 

Nov 18th, 2016

Is there a Quality Hero among you who needs to be recognized? This person is someone who demonstrates outstanding leadership and has made exceptional contributions to quality and patient safety at […]

Faculty Meeting Change!

Nov 17th, 2016

December’s faculty meeting has been moved to 12/9 @ 7am in MBI LG-110

Season of Hope Run!

Nov 17th, 2016

Come join Tyler’s Hope and The UF Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration for our 7th annual Season of Hope Run on the Gainesville Hawthorne Trail December 3rd, 2016. Certification […]

Congratulations on your new publication!

Nov 10th, 2016

Congratulations Drs. Addie Patterson, Leonardo Almeida, Christopher W. Hess, Daniel Martinez-Ramirez, Michael S. Okun, Valerie Rundle-Gonzalez, Aparna Wagle Shukla & Irene A. Malaty, on the publication of “Occurrence of Dysphagia Following Botulinum Toxin […]

UF Genetics Institute member contributes to novel Alzheimer’s discovery

Nov 9th, 2016

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 Alzheimer’s disease. Diego Rincon-Limas, […]

Congratulations Dr. Cibula!

Nov 8th, 2016

Nineteen members of the UF College of Medicine faculty, were recognized for their achievements at the Celebrating Distinction ceremony, held in the McKnight Brain Institute on Oct. 26. Each faculty […]

Celebrating Distinction ceremony honors achievements of UF Health faculty!

Nov 4th, 2016

Congratulations to Drs. Brian and Daniel Hoh.  Dr. Brian Hoh,chief of the division of cerebrovascular surgery and associate chair of neurosurgery at the UF College of Medicine. received the James and […]

Congratulations on your new publication!

Oct 28th, 2016

Dr. Michael Okun has co-authored, “Neuropsychological outcomes from constant current deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease,” which was published in the October issue of Movement Disorders.  Use the link to […]

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 […]

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 […]

What’s Hot in PD?

Oct 6th, 2016

Lymphoctye Activation Gene 3 (LAG3) Antibodies as a Potential Future Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease What’s Hot in PD? – October 2016   To read more click here!

Congratulations on your new publication!

Oct 4th, 2016

Congratulations to Drs. Altmann, Stegemöller, Bowers, Okun and Hass on the publication of “Aerobic Exercise Improves Mood, Cognition, and Language Function in Parkinson’s Disease: Results of a Controlled Study.”  This article […]

Congratulations Dr. Okun!

Oct 1st, 2016

On your online publication of “Beyond patient-centered care: person-centered care for Parkinson’s disease,” in npj Parkinson’s Disease. 

Congratulations Drs. Lamb, Correa, Mosquera, Rodriguez, Salazar, Falchook and Heilman!

Sep 29th, 2016

One the publication of “The aging brain: Movement speed and spatial control,” which was published in the November 2016 issue of Brain and Cognition.

Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis

Sep 27th, 2016

Congratulations to Dr Okuh on the publication of his monograph “Finding Balance:  New Strategies to Optimize Care for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis”  A copy of this can also be […]