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January 13-19, 2014 Volume 06 Issue 02


Updated-SAVE THE DATE – January 16, 2014  Florida Symposium on the BRAIN Initiative  McKnight Brain Institute  Keynote:  Professor Emery Brown, M.D., Ph.D. Harvard Medical School & MIT On January 16, 2014, The McKnight Brain Institute (MBI) at the University of Florida is hosting the Florida Symposium on the BRAIN Initiative. This symposium, in collaboration with The Scripps Research Institute of Florida, will focus on identifying and enhancing our competitive edge through information exchange and collaboration. Broad participation from UF Colleges, Scripps Florida, and other Florida institutions is expected. The event will begin at 8:00am and will be held at the MBI’s DeWeese Auditorium. BRAIN

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 noticeTo 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

SAVE the DATE – 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.

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 in January).


Attention to Everyone located in MBI and surrounding area: From Monday, Dec. 9, through Friday, Jan. 17, Newell Drive will be reduced to one lane. Newell Drive lane closure planned for December to mid-January.  Work on renovations to the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital are in full swing.  Please help us keep all our customers informed of these traffic changes.  Reminder from Kelly Sharp
Your next FACULTY MEETING is TBA (All meetings will begin at 5:30pm and will be held in the Neurology Large Conference Room. Faculty meetings will be held to an hour and Faculty Retreats will span longer).
Consent for your Electronic W-2 form – W-2 and you electronic IRS forms/Employees Receive your W-2 Online! *Note if you are satisfied with how you are currently receiving your W2 form (paper or electronic), you need do nothing, ONLY if you wish to change your means of receipt do you need to go to the website to make the change to electronic. For more information or directions go to –
Attention:  Parkinson’s Research News – 2014 Grant Deadlines- see attached Parkinson Funding news
NEW NPF Research Grants Available –

Please Note Shands Downtime Schedule for the following dates: Shands Downtime Jan 9-22, 2014

Ringling Brothers Circus in town this weekend PARKING Issues-  Please be advised that the O’Connell Center West parking lot (small lot next to McKethan Stadium) will be reserved all day on Friday, January 10 for the Ringling Brothers Circus. Decal holders who normally park in this area should plan to seek alternate parking during the day.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this event. For additional information on campus transportation and parking, please visit or call (352) 392-PARK (7275).

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 Jan 13 Ahn Tues Jan 14 Weds Jan 15 Thurs Jan 16Malaty, Okun Fri Jan 17Malaty, Okun, Romrell