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Three neurology faculty members honored with professorships

On Oct. 10, three UF College of Medicine department of neurology faculty members were honored with professorships at UF’s 2018 Celebrating Distinction ceremony — Katharina Busl, M.D., the James E. Rooks […]

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MBI neuroscientists talk deep brain stimulation at the Cade

McKnight Brain Institute neuroscientists and grad students shared the inner workings of deep brain stimulation, or DBS, with the Gainesville community Sept. 22 during a special event at the Cade […]

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Fixel Center for Neurological Diseases at UF Health – Harnessing the Power of the Hub!

Prior to becoming a patient at the Fixel Center for Neurological Diseases at UF Health, Wayne Phillips’ care lacked continuity. Traveling across town from physician to physician was a common occurrence […]

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Dr. Steven DeKosky — The importance of early Alzheimer’s diagnosis

  Following Bill Gates’ investment in a venture fund to improve diagnostic testing for Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Steven DeKosky, deputy director of the McKnight Brain Institute of the University of […]

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UF Health Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine hospitals lauded for design excellence

UF Health has earned a 2018 City Beautification Award for the stunning design of our new UF Health Heart & Vascular and UF Health Neuromedicine hospital and property.  Each year, […]

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Neurology News

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Structural connectivity–based segmentation of the thalamus and prediction of tremor improvement following thalamic deep brain stimulation of the ventral intermediate nucleus

Oct 16th, 2018

Congratulations to Drs. Almedia, Wong, Foote and Okun on the publication of “Structural connectivity–based segmentation of the thalamus and prediction of tremor improvement following thalamic deep brain stimulation of the […]

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Welcome Randy Foil!

Oct 15th, 2018

Randy joins the department as a clinical research coordinator.  Welcome to the team Randy!

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Congratulations Dr. Subramony

Oct 12th, 2018

Dr. Subramony was the recipient of a “FARA – Ron Bartek Acting Together Award” for promoting research to find a cure for Friedreich Ataxia.

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Automated Affect Detection in Deep Brain Stimulation for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Pilot Study

Oct 11th, 2018

Congratulations Dr. Okun on the publication of “Automated Affect Detection in Deep Brain Stimulation for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Pilot Study, ” in ICMI ’18 Proceedings of the 2018 on International Conference on […]

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Challenges in Defining Inappropriate Medication Use in Parkinson Disease Dementia

Oct 10th, 2018

Congratulations Drs. Hess, Okun and Ramirez-Zamora on the publication of “Challenges in Defining Inappropriate Medication Use in Parkinson Disease Dementia,” in the October 1st issue of JAMA Neurology. Parkinson disease […]

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October is Lewy Body Dementia Awareness Month!

Oct 9th, 2018

As a physician specializing in Lewy body dementia, I often hear patients and families describe delays in getting a diagnosis. It doesn’t have to be this way. Awareness is critical, […]

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Celebrate your favorie PA!

Oct 6th, 2018

Today marks the start of PA week.  Every year from October 6-12, we celebrate National PA Week, which recognizes the PA profession and its contributions to the nation’s health.  So thank […]

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.

See "Education" section above for more information on how to apply.

 

Podcasts

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Michael Okun Talks About the Complexity and Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

Michael Okun, M.D., chair of neurology, co-director of the Fixel Center for Neurological Diseases at UF Health, and national medical director of the Parkinson’s Foundation, was recently interviewed for the Institute for […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 All of Us Research Program

Sep 19th, 2018

The All of Us Research Program is a nation-wide research program that seeks to enroll one million people and they are looking for your help. Through health surveys, electronic health […]

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Dance for MS

Aug 13th, 2018

New dance class for people living with Multiple Sclerosis A dance class designed to enhance health and vitality by improving posture, kinetic awareness, coordination, balance, social wellbeing and more. This […]

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GEMS- Gainesville Exercise group for MS

Aug 10th, 2018

Date: Every Tuesday Time: 9:30am – 10:30am Location: Senior Rec Center, 5701 NW 34th Blvd., Gainesville, FL, 32653 Instructor: Rachel Bennett from Swamp Fitness Contact/group leader: Nicole Tester, PhD, MOTR/L […]