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March 10-16, 2014 Volume 06 Issue 10


On behalf of Dr. Krista Vandenborne and the NMPT Program Symposium Committee: Drs. David Fuller, Danny Martin, and Andy Judge, we invite you to join us for the 9th Annual Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium.  View symposium program details for Friday March 14th at:
ATTENTION:  EPILEPSY WALK THE TALK 2014 REGISTER TODAY for Saturday March 15 at 8:00 am see details- Epilepsy Foundation Walk 2014
PURPLE DAY “The Global Day of Epilepsy Awareness” – Wednesday March 26, 2014 – Support Epilepsy Awareness, Go To –
BRAIN Awareness Week – Seminar & Activity 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
Watch for your Parking Decal renewal notice – it is about that time !!
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
 FACULTY MEETING on 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;  Contact:  Office of Research Affairs 352 273 5995
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; Shands Downtime for March 9-18
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
The March 2014 InfoGator just arrived – – New Topics -Check it out

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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