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March 17-23, 2014 Volume 06 Issue 11


HELLO- Living Well will be hosting the 3rd Annual Living Well Olympics Fitness Challenge on Saturday, April 5th and we would like to involve all UF employees. It is a day of fun and fitness, competing against faculty, staff, post docs etc. See the attached flyer for details Living Well Olympic Challenge Flyer.   ALL UF employees are invited regardless of Living Well membership Status.  If you have any questions  Paggie Saintilien, Member Services or Cassie Macias, Living Well Director, Living Well, College of Health & Human Performance , University of Florida, Yon Hall, P.O. Box 118204, Gainesville, FL 32611.  Office: (352) 294-1616, Fax: (352) 846-3247 you can also connect with us through our website or our Facebook page Living Well AT UF.
Please plan to attend the Third Annual PSP Symposium/Think Tank – “Finding a Cure for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy”. The Symposium will take place on April 18th in the McKnight Brain Institute – LG-110 A&B from 7:00AM – 1:30PM. Please see the attached agenda with listed speakers. PSPflyer_2014 Any questions may be directed to Dr. Nikolaus McFarland – or Shuri Pass –
DEADLINES for AAN Meeting 2014 – REMINDER for anyone attending AAN Register Now Early registration discounts end April 3, 2014. Book Your Hotel Save with special AAN hotel rates. The deadline to book your hotel through the AAN is March 26, 2014.
2014 Bloodborne Pathogen and Biomedical Waste Training is now open online – Please COMPLETE your training by Sunday April 20, 2014 see instructions attached – The 2014 BBP training
The UF-HHMI Science for Life Program is now accepting Applications for the 2014 Distinguished Mentor Award.  All faculty at the University of Florida are eligible to apply, including tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenured faculty.  Winners will receive a $10,000 award and be recognized at the Annual Reception at the UF President’s House.  More information and the application can be found at  The deadline for applications is Monday, March 24, 2014. Please direct any questions to the chair of the competition, Daniel Hahn at
PURPLE DAY “The Global Day of Epilepsy Awareness” – Wednesday March 26, 2014 – Support Epilepsy Awareness, Go To –
THE FACULTY MEETING for Tuesday March 25th has been CANCELLED and NOT RESCHEDULED.  Your next Faculty Meeting will be Tuesday April 22nd. (All meetings will begin at 5:00pm 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).
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
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.  COM 2014 Poster Session, Reception & Keynote Speaker;  Contact:  Office of Research Affairs 352 273 5995
MBI Window and Pressure Washing– On the weekends of April 5/6 and 12/13, the MBI will be having some exterior cleaning done in certain areas, involving window and pressure washing.  The windows being cleaned will include the stairwells, the conference rooms, and the front of the building (but not individual office windows at this time).  Some pressure washing will also take place around the breakroom / patio area and the back of the building. During the cleaning, certain entrances may be temporarily blocked off to prevent people from getting wet or hit by any incidental debris.  Weekend building access (with Gator 1 card) will remain active, but faculty, staff, and students might have to use a different entrance than normal due to the work being done.  Please excuse the mess until the work is completed. Thank you, Kelly Sharp, MBI
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 and UF Downtime notices:  Shands Downtime for March 9-18; and Shands and UF Downtime March 19-23, 2014
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


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 17 Conde, Subramony, Xia, Ashizawa (Acting Chair, Nadeau) Tues Mar 18  Subramony, Xia, Ashizawa (Acting Chair, Nadeau) Weds Mar 19 Subramony, Xia, Ashizawa (Acting Chair, Nadeau), Heilman Thurs Mar 20 Malaty, Subramony, Xia, Ashizawa (Acting Chair, Nadeau), Heilman Fri Mar 21 Malaty, Subramony, Xia, Ashizawa (Acting Chair, Nadeau), Heilman