Neurology and Racial Injustice

Statement from The Diversity and Inclusion Council

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has served to highlight numerous inequalities in our country this past year, placing in even starker relief the historically unequal treatment of marginalized and minority groups in our society. The events of this past Tuesday in Atlanta with the killing of 8 people, 6 of whom were women of Asian heritage has come after over a year of increasing violence against Asian communities. This violence must be acknowledged for what it is; these acts are hate crimes against those of Asian backgrounds and the flames of historical discrimination have been fed by incredibly damaging and harmful rhetoric during this ongoing pandemic. The statistics regarding hate crimes targeting Asian communities around our nation this past year are daunting, and the pain this surge in violence has caused must be acknowledged.

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Neurology and covid-19

Prolonged brain dysfunction in COVID-19…

COVID-19 survivors have increased risk of being diagnosed with neurological and psychiatric conditions, with the risk greatest in patients who had a…

Christopher Robinson

Tips for Vaccinating People Living with…

The COVID-19 vaccine is offered to Florida seniors and individuals who are at highest risk for, and/or living with serious medical complications…

vaccine tips

What is an mRNA Vaccine?

Want to learn more to help make your decision to get a COVID-19 vaccine? Enjoy this new animation our experts developed that briefly explains in…

Mrna

neurology in the News

DAT and TH expression marks human Parkinson’s…

Congratulations to Drs. Okun and Rameriz-Zamora on the publication of “DAT and TH expression marks human Parkinson’s disease in peripheral immune…

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Effects of MAO-B inhibitors on non-motor symptoms…

Congratulations to Drs. Okun and Rameriz-Zamora on the publication of “Effects of MAO-B inhibitors on non-motor symptoms and quality of life in…

Dr. Michael Okun, neurology, Fixel Institute

UF researchers identify blood biomarker that…

New research by University of Florida neuroscientists shows there are alterations in the expression of two specific proteins in blood immune cells of…

From left) Adithya Gopinath and Drs. Habibeh Khoshbouei, Michael Okun and Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora.

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Program Goals

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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neurology Blogs

Life and Coronaviruses

By Jean Cibula, MD, FAES Well, this isn’t quite the item that I had planned to write.  My original intention was to talk about diets for the…

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Parkinson’s Consultation with Dr. Michael Okun

Traveling to Movement Disorder Specialist I was excited to be on a Sunday road trip on December 2, 2018, to Gainesville, Florida to meet Dr…

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Seizures and Pregnancy

By Jean Cibula, MD, FAES On May 9, 2019, the Google doodle (the picture or animation on the Google search page) highlighted Dr Lucy Wills, a…

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neurology pOdcasts

Addressing Diversity Challenges in Parkinson’s…

Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora, MD, discusses the challenges when it comes to diversity when treating Parkinson’s Disease. He shares how to recognize the…

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Tenecteplase for Treatment of Acute Ischemic…

Christina Wilson, MD, compares and contrasts alteplase and tenecteplase for acute ischemic stroke. She characterizes the population of stroke…

Christina Wilson, MD, Vascular neurology assistant professor

The Latest Advances and Innovation in Parkinson’s…

Michael Okun, MD, and Kelly Foote, MD, offer an update on DBS and Parkinson’s. They share the UF Research Study: Home-management of DBS settings…

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community events

It’s Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month!

All of Us and their partners present a virtual screening of “Alive Inside,” an award-winning documentary about the connection between music and…

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2nd Annual Neurotrauma 2022 5K Fun Run/Walk

Team UF BRAIN/CAM will show united support by walking/running together on March 30th at 2:00pm starting in front of the McKnight Brain Institute…

Join our Walk MS® team – Fixel NeuroGators at…

Join our Walk MS® team – Fixel NeuroGators at UF!   The MS focus area at the Fixel Institute invites you to participate in MS Awareness…

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