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Huntington Disease Center of Excellence receives $20,000 for 2019

The Huntington’s Disease Society of America and its Center Programs and Education Advisory Committee provided a grant of $20,000 to the Level 2 Huntington’s Disease Society of America Center of […]

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The Robert Yates Charitable Fund donates $100K to the UF Trauma, Concussion & Sports Medicine Program

Concussion research at the University of Florida got a big boost with generous support from the Robert Yates Charitable Fund, which presented a $100K donation to the UF Trauma, Concussion […]

Two doctors united in a passion to end Parkinson’s: neurologist Irene Malaty, MD, gratefully accepts her endowed chair from Bob Dein, MD, on October 27, 2017. “This will move the needle,” said Dr. Okun about the Barbara Padgett Dein Professorship in Parkinson’s, named for Dein’s first wife.

Lessons in Caring and Giving

Once Bob Dein kept his family struggles hidden. Now this fearless Gator is transforming lives by raising his voice for Parkinson’s support. (And he’s enjoying a Second Act!) by Barbara […]

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Dr. Miquel Chuquilin Arista receives A. B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award!

Our own, Dr. Miguel Chuquilin Arista has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award. Congratulations on this acknowledgement of your wonderful contributions to neurology […]

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University of Florida and UF Health Announce $20 Million Gift from the Lauren and Lee Fixel Family Foundation

The University of Florida and UF Health have received a $20 million gift from the Lauren and Lee Fixel Family Foundation that will be used to establish the Norman Fixel […]

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Dissecting α-synuclein inclusion pathology diversity in multiple system atrophy: implications for the prion-like transmission hypothesis

Feb 13th, 2019

Congratulations to Dr Nikolaus McFarland on the publication of “Dissecting α-synuclein inclusion pathology diversity in multiple system atrophy: implications for the prion-like transmission hypothesis” in the latest issue of Laboratory […]

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Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program Grants awarded!

Feb 6th, 2019

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) recently awarded University of Florida research teams seven Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program grants.  The purpose of the Program is to fund research leading to prevention […]

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Medications, Deep Brain Stimulation, and Other Factors Influencing Impulse Control Disorders in Parkinson’s disease

Feb 4th, 2019

Congratulations to Robert Eisinger, Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora, Samuel Carbunaru, Brandon Ptak, Zhognxing Peng-Chen, Michael Okun, and Aysegul Gunduz on the publication of “Medications, Deep Brain Stimulation, and Other Factors Influencing Impulse […]

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Congratulations to our Top Patient Satisfaction Performers!

Feb 1st, 2019

We want to congratulate the following providers for being recognized for demonstrating the Gator Way – Top Decile Patient Satisfaction Performers: Michael Okun, MD-Neurology Melissa Armstrong, MD-Neurology Janet Romrell, PA-Neurology […]

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Education, Inspiration and Motivation

Jan 30th, 2019

Our own Dr. Aldofo Ramirez-Zamora was a featured speaker at the Parkinson Association of SouthWest Florida’s day of Education, Inspiration and Motivation which took place in Naples Florida on Wednesday, […]

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Welcome Irina Campos-Cruz

Jan 29th, 2019

Please join us in welcoming Irina Campos-Cruz, who has joined the Normal Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases as front desk staff.

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.



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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 […]