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Fixel Institute selected for prestigious fellowship in movement disorders

  The Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health has been selected to host a prestigious Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders from The Michael J. Fox […]

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Baseball Season has begun…

Here are some of UF Neuroscience’s Heavy Hitters as featured on the cover of the latest edition of Florida GATOR Magazine! The Brain’s A-Team:  When it comes to brain research, […]

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Robotic device enhances surgical procedure for patients with epilepsy

By Todd Taylor A new state-of-the-art surgical device called the Robotic Stereotactic Assistance Brain is now in use at UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital, and it’s enhancing surgical options for patients […]

Diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s 10 years ago, former college basketball coach Gary Keating (left) participated in a research study by UF professor/researcher David Vaillancourt (right). Little did Keating know that Vaillancourt coaches youth basketball in his spare time – and that the doctor would challenge him to a game of one-on-one in the O’Dome.

A UF researcher has unlocked a new way to diagnose – and maybe treat – Parkinson’s.

But in the O’Dome, a patient is showing him daily basketball drills to relieve the disease’s symptoms. by Barbara Drake It’s a chilly December morning in Gainesville, and inside the […]

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2018 National Rankings are in…

We are excited to share with you our 2018 national rankings, based on our combined NIH grant portfolio. Among 52 ranked neuroscience programs, we now rank #7 with our combined […]

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Dr. Anna Khanna appointed as Medical Director of the UF Health Comprehensive Stroke Center.

The UF Department of Neurology is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Anna Khanna as Medical Director of the UF Health Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Comprehensive Stroke Center, certified […]

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Please welcome Jamie Bolling!

Apr 23rd, 2019

Jamie is our newest research coordinator.  Please welcome her to the department!

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Please join us for the Epilepsy Walk!

Apr 22nd, 2019

We would be delighted if you wanted to sign up and join the Epilepsy Walk. Please find the link below to register.   http://support.efof.org/site/TR?fr_id=1171&pg=entry Walk the Talk for Epilepsy 2019 […]

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Dr. Katharina Busl explains that death is a process, not a moment in time

Apr 19th, 2019

A recent study on the brains of pigs by Yale neuroscientists published in Nature suggested that some activity could be restored even after the animals had been dead for four […]

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Dopamine transporter is dysregulated on the peripheral immune cells of drug naïve Parkinson’s Disease patients

Apr 16th, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Okun on the publication of “Dopamine transporter is dysregulated on the peripheral immune cells of drug naïve Parkinson’s Disease patients,” which was published in FASEB Journal this […]

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UF Health Neurology AAN Annual Meeting participation

Apr 10th, 2019

Check out UF Health’s involvement in the AAN Annual Meeting, a week-long event that will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The gathering “offers innovative, unique, and […]

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Renowned neuroscientists to join UF Health, propel discovery of treatments for neurological diseases

Apr 5th, 2019

Three renowned neuroscientists from top U.S. research institutions — Drs. Malú G. Tansey, Ph.D., Matthew LaVoie, Ph.D., and Stefan Prokop, M.D. — will join the newly established Norman Fixel Institute […]

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

From Linda Mohr's Blog

Dr. Michael Okun Parkinson’s Consultation

By Linda A. Mohr in About PD, Living Your Best Traveling to Movement Disorder Specialist I was excited to be on a Sunday road trip on December 2, 2018, to Gainesville, Florida to meet […]

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Preparing for First Visit with Movement Disorder Specialist

By Linda A. Mohr in About PD, Living Your Best, My Doings   I am responsible for preparing for first visit with my movement disorder specialist to help achieve successful results. According to the Davis […]

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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 […]

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Please join us for the Epilepsy Walk!

Apr 22nd, 2019

We would be delighted if you wanted to sign up and join the Epilepsy Walk. Please find the link below to register.   http://support.efof.org/site/TR?fr_id=1171&pg=entry Walk the Talk for Epilepsy 2019 […]

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Please join us for the 2019 MS Walk!

Mar 19th, 2019

On April 6th we will walk for MS.  The Gainesville MS walk will bring together a community of passionate people for one powerful cause: to end MS forever. And with […]

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Muscle Walk for Muscular Dystrophy Association

Mar 11th, 2019

Please join our team “Subramony’s Stars” to walk for MDA on April 26th at 6:00 pm at Depot Park! People living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and other related neuromuscular diseases, […]

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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 […]