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Tourette Awareness Month

As part of the Tourette syndrome Awareness Month, our center’s superhero Heather Simpson lead a group of patients with Tourette syndrome and their families on a fun graffiti wall painting. […]

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Neurology Research Day is June 2, 2018

In accordance with the University of Florida Department of Neurology’s commitment to Research, We Proudly Present the 2nd Annual RESEARCH DAY! When:  June 2, 2018 7:30 AM – 2:30PM Where:  Shands South […]

Walk the talk for Epilespy

Congratulations Neurogators!

On April 28th The Epilepsy division’s team – Neurogators – participated in the annual Walk the Talk for Epilepsy.  A million thanks to the amazing Gainesville community that came out […]

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Epilepsy Division launches SEEG Program

In a new clinical venture, neurologists and neurosurgeons at the UFHealth Comprehensive Epilepsy Program carried out the first stereo-electroencephalography (SEEG) implant in April this year. SEEG is a neurosurgical technique […]

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Women Leading in Neurology

With continued progress towards equality, 40% of members of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) members are women. The AAN celebrates this progress and the roles women neurologists play in leadership through the […]

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Neurology News

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Welcome Stephen Ruggles!

Jun 18th, 2018

Please welcome our new  Clinical Trials Coordinator, Stephen Ruggles,  Welcome to the team!   If you see Stephen around be sure to say hello!

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Greater Cortical Thickness Is Associated With Enhanced Sensory Function After Arm Rehabilitation in Chronic Stroke

Jun 13th, 2018

Congratulations Dr.Janis Daly on the publication of “Greater Cortical Thickness Is Associated With Enhanced Sensory Function After Arm Rehabilitation in Chronic Stroke,” in the June issue of Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. […]

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Feasibility and benefit of long-dose stroke neurorehabilitation…

Jun 11th, 2018

Congratulations to Drs, Catherine Boissoneault, Anna Khanna and Janis Daly on the publication of your case report “Feasibility and benefit of long-dose stroke neurorehabilitation which produced and maintained balance and […]

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Congratulations Dr. David FitzGerald!

Jun 6th, 2018

Dr. David FitzGerald has received the 2017 Certificate of Appreciation from the Alachua Veterans Council. This is Dr. FitzGerald’s third certificate of appreciation award since 2013. It is extremely rare for […]

Congratulations Dr. Aparna Wagle Shukla!

Congratulations Dr. Aparna Wagle Shukla!

Jun 5th, 2018

Dr. Aparna Wagle Shukla has become a member of the tremor research group (TRG). She is one of only two new members for the year!

Residency Information

The goal of the Neurology Residency Training Program is to prepare residents for a career in academic neurology, with well-rounded strengths in clinical care, professionalism, research, and education. We are confident that every resident who we accept into our program will be able, with suitable application, to become a first-rate neurologist.

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Stem Cells and Parkinson’s

Click here to listen! Stem cells – those cells that can give rise to so many cell types in the body – have been touted as the cure-all for a […]

How to Manage Parkinson’s “Off” Time

Parkinson’s can be unpredictable – symptoms can come and go or get better and worse throughout the day. These so-called “on-off” fluctuations (also called motor fluctuations) and dyskinesias can be […]

Solving the Puzzle of Living with Parkinson’s

Harvesting Happiness with guest Dr. Michael Okun Host Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA is an Applied Positive Psychology and lifestyle management consultant specializing in the fields of addiction and trauma recovery, life-crises triage, integrated wellbeing and mindful living. Her mission-driven international […]

Substantial Matters: Life and Science of Parkinson’s

In this debut episode of Substantial Matters: Life and Science of Parkinson’s, brought to you by the National Parkinson Foundation, Dr. Michael Okun talks about early warning signs of Parkinson’s […]

Advocacy in dysphagia management:  A Neurologist’s perspective (Guest:  Dr. Michael Okun)

Listen to Down the Hatch – a Podcast on SoundCloud! Physicians play a critical role in dysphagia management, even though swallowing may not have been included in their medical training. […]

Patient Information Videos

Patient Education Videos

Stem Cell Treatment in Parkinsons Disease Below is a video presented as an interview between Dr. Aparna Wagle-Shukla and Dr. Wissam Deeb which discussed the use and prospects of Stem […]

Monthly Blog

6 Steps to better sleep

BY MELISSA ARMSTRONG, MD, MSC, FAAN Many neurologic diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis disrupt sleep. Sleep problems also can impact the brain: multiple research studies suggest, for […]

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The Neurologist is in…

Monthly insights and advice from a stroke specialist, a movement disorder expert, and a neuromuscular physician. by Melissa Armstrong, MD, MSC featured in Neurology Now, Your Trusted Resource for Brain […]

Faculty Research Update

Migraine and Depression
by Yulia Orlova et al., 2018

Yulia Y Orlova, MD - PhotoSerotonin syndrome is a toxicity syndrome related to the use of serotonergic medications. Patients need to have at least one of the following symptoms/signs (refer to the article for more details):

  • Spontaneous clonus
  • Inducible clonus + (agitation or sweating)
  • Ocular clonus + (agitation or sweating)
  • Tremor + hyperreflexia
  • Hypertonia + temperature above 38C + (ocular clonus or inducible clonus)

The FDA has issued an advisory warning against the possible higher risk of serotonin syndrome with concomitant use of triptans (to manage migraine headaches) and certain antidepressants: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) or selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRI).

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