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March 03-09, 2014 Volume 06 Issue 09


Construction Issues in MBI -PPD has notified ACS that there will be some necessary facility construction occurring in the L5-191 hallway near certain rooms Thursday March 6th between the hours of 9am-11am. They will try to keep the disturbance to a minimum; however, as with any construction there will be some noise and vibration. I just wanted to make everyone aware of the situation so that we can plan accordingly. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. Please pass this message on to your lab members. Thank you all for your understanding and patience,  Buddy Roper, 273-7667
This Friday February 28 is the deadline to renew your HIPAA !

BRAIN Awareness Week – Seminar Agenda – BRAIN Awareness Week 2014

CME lecture – Presented by Dr. Christina Wilson, Department of Neurology UF Health Comprehensive Stroke Program, on “Acute Stroke Management”   Tuesday March 11, 4-5pm Room C1-7

Dear students and faculty, PLEASE Pre-REGISTER by Friday February 28th for: 2014 North Central Florida Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience Brain Awareness Week Annual Conference.  Your attendance at Brain Awareness Kickoff events & Seminars Lunch on Monday, March 10th during BAW activities. Submit your Abstract for Poster competition – for Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, and Postdoctoral Fellows. Please Register before February 28th For more information and registration, go to our website:  NCF SfN BAW 2014 . Please forward any questions to 

Congratulations to the McKnight Brain Institute 2014 Neuroimaging Pilot Grant Awardees; “Imaging the Functional Neural Circuits of Dystonia” Dr. Yuqing Li, Department of Neurology, Dr. David Vaillancourt, Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, Dr. Marcelo Febo, Department of Psychiatry, “Functional Mapping of Novel Bone Marrow-Brain Interactions: Therapeutic Role for Neuroinflammation” Dr. Jasenka Zubcevic, Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics, Dr. Marcelo Febo, Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Mohan Raizada, Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics, “Real-Time and Quantitative Monitoring of mRNAs in a Single Neural Cell”, Dr. Weihong Tan, Center for Research at Bio/Nano Interface, Department of Chemistry, Dr. Leonid L. Moroz, The Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, Dept. of Neuroscience, “High Angular Resolution Imaging of Cervical Respiratory Pathway following Spinal Cord”, Dr. David Fuller, Department of Physical Therapy, Dr. John Forder, Department of Radiology, Dr. Baba Vemuri, Department of Computer & Information Sciences, Dr. Ronald Mandel, Department of Neuroscience, and “Enhancing Positive Affect: Learned Control of the Brain’s Appetitive Circuit Using Read-Time fMRI Neurofeedback”, Dr. Ranganatha Sitaram, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Peter Lang, Director, Center for the Study of Emotion and Attention, Dr. Margaret Bradley, Center for the Study of Emotion and Attention.  More detailed information on each can be found on the attached document MBI Neuroimaging Pilot Grant Awardees 2014

Important to ALL MBI Autoclave Users, Please Review GuidelinesAutoclave Use Safety Guidelines (2)

Announcing an MBI Gift Matching Opportunity to promote research training through fellowships and graduate research education.  This program is available campus-wide, but eligible gifts must be new donations and support training for brain research. See attached MBI Gift Matching Opportunity 2014
Congratulations to the following Movement Disorders members on your presentations at the “Victory Summit” in Jacksonville  on Jan 25, 2014, hosted by  Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s. The nationally prominent foundation established by Davis Phinny, well known bicyclist, hosts daylong event in several cities in US each year focusing on wellness among people affected by Parkinson’s.  Chris Hass, Ph.D. and Shankar Kulkarni, Ph.D, MSPT presented a breakout session including Practical rehab applications supported by research findings to prevent falls . This newly introduced topic at the Victory Summit was appreciated by a full house audience.  Please see attached letter.  DavisPhinneySummitResponse2014. Kudos also to Dr. Chris Hess, M.D. who presented a well-received breakout session on pain management at this summit. 
Your next FACULTY MEETING is Tuesday March 25, (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).
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 – Keynote Speaker, Jeffery W. Kelly, Ph.D. Tuesday April 1, 2014, 12-1:00 pm C1-17 Communicore Bldg HSC.  Contact the Office of Research Affairs at 273-5995 for questions.   COM 2014 Poster Session, Reception & Keynote Speaker
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
Important information from the UF Health Medical Laboratories “Notice to Physicians”– see attached information Notice to Physicians 2014
GatorAdvantage NOW, Baby Gator “drop-in” child care available Mar 24 & Mar 27 and during Spring Break – Check these out and more valuable information at this site:  
Shands/EPIC Downtime noticesEPIC Downtime March 12, 2014
The February 2014 InfoGator is here – Info on City road construction projects impacting campus and Shands, Annual appraisals coming up, online course “phishing and other attempts at identity theft“,  Baby Gator “Building the Love” fund raiser, free blood pressure screenings, Info on

Check out the Gator Perk Website

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

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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 Mar 03Romrell, Eisenschenk Tues Mar 04Romrell, Eisenschenk Weds Mar 05Romrell Thurs Mar 06Romrell Fri Mar 07Romrell