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3 of the most talked about articles about Neurology in JAMA for 2018 were from UF authors!

In the JAMA Network’s 2018 Articles of the Year 3 of the top ten articles were written by UF Neurology Authors.  Congratulations to all the authors.  Here is the list […]

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Congratulations Dr. Christina Wilson!

The UF Department of Neurology is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Christina Wilson to the position of Associate Chair of Education. Dr. Wilson joined the Department of Neurology as a vascular neurologist […]

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UFHealth Epilepsy Team Featured at AES 2018

Kudos to the UFHealth Epilepsy team on your exhibit at the 72nd annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society in New Orleans in early December! Highlights of the the UFHealth […]

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UF neurosurgery and neurology departments team up for interdisciplinary NIH grant

The University of Florida departments of neurosurgery and neurology have partnered and were awarded a highly select five-year National Institutes of Health Research Education Program, or R25, grant to support […]

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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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Neurology News

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A review of basal ganglia circuits and physiology: Application to deep brain stimulation

Jan 18th, 2019

Congratulations to Aysegul Gunduz and Michael Okun on the publication of “A review of basal ganglia circuits and physiology: Application to deep brain stimulation,” in the January issue of Parkinsonism […]

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Congratulations to Leilani Johnson!

Jan 14th, 2019

It is with great pleasure that we announce the promotion of Leilani Johnson to serve as interim administrative director for the Fixel clinic site, effective January 11, 2019. Under the […]

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Spanish Cross‐Cultural adaptation of the gait assessment and intervention tool

Jan 10th, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Janis Daly on the publication of “Spanish Cross‐Cultural adaptation of the gait assessment and intervention tool,” in the January edition of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R).   […]

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Successful utilization of the EMR in a multiple sclerosis clinic to support quality improvement and research initiatives at the point of care

Jan 8th, 2019

Congratulatoins to Dr. Maraganore on the publication of “Successful utilization of the EMR in a multiple sclerosis clinic to support quality improvement and research initiatives at the point of care,” […]

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The Influence of Focused and Sustained Spatial Attention on the Allocation of Spatial Attention

Dec 4th, 2018

Congratulations to Damon G. Lamb, John B. Williamson,  and Kenneth M. Heilman on the publication of “The Influence of Focused and Sustained Spatial Attention on the Allocation of Spatial Attention” in November online issue of […]

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Please Welcome Latrice Williams!

Nov 21st, 2018

Latrice is a new Clinical Case Manager at the Movement Disorders Program at the Norman Fixel Center for Neurological Diseases at UF Health.  Please welcome her to the department!

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 Movement Disorders Program at the Norman Fixel Center for Neurological Diseases at UF Health, and national medical director of the Parkinson’s Foundation, was […]

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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

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What medications are safe to take with seizure medications if you have a respiratory bug?

By Jean Cibula, MD, FAES We’re in the midst of cold and flu season, and a very common question is what medications are safe to take with seizure medications if you […]

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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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 […]