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August 25-31, 2014, Volume 6 Issue 34


Your Next Faculty Meeting will be held on Tuesday August  26th.  (All meetings will begin at 5:30pm and will be held in the Neurology Large Conference Room, MBI L3-101. Faculty meetings will be held to an hour and Faculty Retreats will span longer).
Monday September 1st  The University of Florida Neurology Department Administrative Offices and Clinics will be closed to observe “Labor Day”.
New flu vaccination policies at UF Health / Message from Dr. David Guzick See attached Important information with deadline: New flu vaccination policies at UF Health 82014
UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital foot traffic changes – With construction nearly complete at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, please note the following changes in foot traffic patterns and access from Tuesday, Aug. 19-Thursday, Sept. 4: see attached schedule-UF Shands Children’s Hosp foot traffic
“Journey to the CENTER of the Brain”  the cover story in THE POST- Since 2002, UF Health physicians Michael S. Okun, M.D., and Kelly D. Foote, M.D. have been using a technique called deep brain stimulation to treat patients stricken with movement-limiting conditions This is the story of one of these patients, and how Okun, Foote and their team are correcting the brain’s circuitry through surgery — and a little electricity……

Course offered -Neurodegenerative Research: From Bench-to-Bedside (GMS 6029), Fall 2014, Tuesdays, 4:30 pm BMS J480 (1 credit hour)  Course Coordinator: Dr. Sylvain Doré see attached for information GMS 6029 Fall 2014 

Details on the Faculty Enhancement Opportunity (FEO) Award Program  are now available and can be found at  Leilani Doty, PhD is eager to help any of our neurology department faculty who have been in our department for at least 3 years regarding applying for an FEO Award.  Contact her for assistance at 273 5620 or

REMEMBER- International Travel Registration – Don’t forget when you are traveling on business through the UF you need to register here- More helpful information on your travel and  this program can be found at this site

Recent  PHISHING ATTACKS on UF accounts – Updated Information on EMAIL SECURITY and Phishing Attacks – Please read – EMAIL SECURITY and PHISHING ATTACKS 82014
Your August 2014 InfoGator is out – Comprehensive review of TEAMS classifications is underway –NEW Faculty Orientation is Aug 18-19, New UF Online Promotion and Tenure system, and more ..Go to:
Shands/EPIC and UF Downtime notices: TBA
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Conference Schedule

Additional important information is being added or updated to your Conference Calendar to included scheduled faculty meetings, retreats and future conferences such as the AAN conference.  A time saver suggestion by Dr. Leslie Gonzalez-Rothi to find a centralized location for an annual calendar for department planning/activity purposes.

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Leave Schedule

Mon Aug 25

Xia, Subramony

Tues Aug 26


Weds Aug 27


Thurs Aug 28

Xia, Rudzinski, Conde

Fri Aug 29

Xia, Rudzinski, Conde, Goldberg, Romrell