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February 03-09, 2014 Volume 06 Issue 05


RESCHEDULED- Your next FACULTY MEETING is Tuesday February 4th (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).
Attention Students and Faculty– General Board Meeting for SfN Tuesday February 4th  at 12:30 pm in LG-110 to discuss Brain Awareness Week and other topics – for additional info see attached.  Danielle Sambo Chapter Secretary SfN Meeting and Announcements 2014

On February 1, 2014 the current East Entrance into the hospital will close so that construction can begin on the new Pediatric Hospital entrance and lobby. If you are coming from the east you will be directed to the south around the MRI building and to the entrance that is currently next to the current gift shop (the gift shop is moving then as well). Access to the Pediatric ED will still be maintained via the ambulance bay area. See attached map. Access to Main Entrance

DEADLINE Friday January 31– On behalf of Dr. Krista Vandenborne and the NMPT Program Symposium Committee: Drs. David Fuller, Danny Martin, and Andy Judge, we invite abstract submissions for the 9th Annual Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium.  All abstracts are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 31st. View symposium program details at:
This event has been CANCELLED– Tyler’s Hope 7th Annual Think Tank – Novel Approaches to a cure for DYT-1 Dystonia- January 30-31, 2014. Contact Jacob Wychulis, with Tyler’s Hope for a Dystonia Cure Inc., Development Coordinator at (352) 262-5342 for more info. Agenda Attached  Tyler’s Hope Think Tank Agenda January 30-31 2014 (2)
Don’ Forget – Annual HIPAA Training Notice  – It’s that time again! I know no one wants to do this training again but the sooner you do it the fewer emails about it you will receive.  All employees, grad assistants and volunteers should complete. Thanks!  Polly – See formal yearly memo notice To all UF Health employees and volunteers in UF’s healthcare components – faculty, residents, fellows, staff, and volunteers in all locations:  If you are NOT currently employed or volunteering in the UF Academic Health Center, you may ignore this message. (You are receiving this message because you are listed on an HSC departmental email list.) ANNUAL HIPAA TRAINING NOTICE 2014 
Your electronic Form W-2 is now available in myUFL using the navigation: My Self Service > Payroll and Compensation > View W-2/W-2c.  Thank you again for consenting to receive your W-2 electronically.  For those of you who may experience difficulty please see attached:  Your electronic Form W.docx for 2013
SAVE THE DATE:  2014 College of Medicine Celebration of Research “Poster Session” Monday, March 31, 2014 from 5:30-8:30 pm at Stephen C. O’Connell Center – Contact the Office of Research Affairs at 273-5995 for questions (Call for Abstracts will be sent out this month -January)
A 2nd REMINDER sent by the Neurology Administration and Leilani Doty, Ph.D.  Announcing Spring FEO Awards  The Provost has announced the next cycle of Faculty Enhancement Opportunity (FEO) awards will be offered in Spring 2014. Please review the INFO: .  Please make sure you meet the eligibility requirements before applying. Please put February 14, 2014 in your calendar for the deadline to have your applications submitted to the COM-FEO review committee. Once again, Letters of Intent (LOI) are required for COM applications (email 
Check out What’s (app)ening UF researchers develop app for deep brain stimulation patients-Find it in The Post:  Congrats to Dr. Michael Okun!!
Attention:  Parkinson’s Research News – 2014 Grant Deadlines- see attached Parkinson Funding news
Save the Date for the 2014 UF HEALTH STROKE CONFERENCE Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31, 2014 Hilton University of Florida Hotel and Conference Center- Register Early Space is Limited – see attached flyer Stroke Flyer
Please Note Shands Downtime Schedule for the following dates:  

A Message from Chief Linda J. Stump, UF Police Department on UF TOGETHER FOR A SAFE CAMPUS

The January 2014 InfoGator is here – check it out offering retirement info, training, health info :

Check out the Gator Perk Website

ufvisitor wireless network – see attached for info and set up  – ufvisitor Wi-Fi network service June 2013

Check out the ufhealth Events Calendar:

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 Feb 03 Rincon-Limas Tues Feb 04 Rincon-Limas Weds Feb 05 Rincon-Limas Thurs Feb 06   Annet Falchook Fri Feb 07  Annet Falchook, Nadeau, Finney, Subramony