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Study uncovers insights into human memory

Alzheimer’s disease is a debilitating neurodegenerative disorder affecting more than 5.5 million Americans. Now, new clinical trial results published in the New England Journal of Medicine yield a finding that […]

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UF Health named Parkinson’s Research Center of Excellence

UF Health has been named one of four Parkinson’s Foundation Research Centers of Excellence. The $2 million award ($500,000 per year for four years) will provide funding to help researchers […]

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Seizing the Day: Brooklynn’s Escape From Epilepsy

Robyn Nelson called louder and louder for her 4-year-old daughter, who was somehow drifting away despite lying right by her mother’s side. “Mommy, where are you? I don’t see you,” […]

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Ribbon cutting at the Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases!

On June 19, UF Health leaders cut the ribbon on the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health, 24,700-square-foot interdisciplinary care and research facility that houses the UF […]

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Welcome to the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases!

Learn about the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health’s mission and the generous gift that helped create it.

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How to Choose the right DBS Device

Selecting the right deep brain stimulation (DBS) system is a complex decision. Dr. Michael Okun, chair of UF neurology, explains DBS and the patients it helps, and offers tips for […]

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Neurology News

Grand Rounds – August 13, 2019

Aug 11th, 2019

The University of Florida Continuing Medical Education and Department of Neurology Present “Annual UF Neurology Graduate Medical Education Update”   Christina Wilson, MD, PhD Assistant Professor Associate Chair of Education […]

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For brain health, skip the supplements and focus on a healthy diet

Aug 2nd, 2019

By Steven DeKosky June 29 Americans and others around the world have turned increasingly to dietary supplements to maintain or preserve their brain health. A recent study found that a quarter of adults […]

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UFHealth named Center of Excellence!

Aug 1st, 2019

UF Health has been named a Tourette Association of America’s 2019 Center of Excellence.  Congratulations on a job well done! Thank you for your service to the TS community and […]


Welcome Jordan Fairfield!

Jul 31st, 2019

Jordan is joining the Neuromuscular Division as a Clinical Programs Coordinator.  Please welcome him to the department!

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Development of a transcallosal tractography template and its application to dementia

Jul 30th, 2019

Congratulations Dr. Nikolaus McFarland on the publication of “Development of a transcallosal tractography template and its application to dementia,” in NeuroImage.  This article will be in the October issue. Abstract […]

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Are some common medications masquerading as dementia in seniors?

Jul 26th, 2019

In the late 1970s, researchers discovered that deficits in an enzyme that synthesizes acetylcholine were present in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease. “That put geriatricians and neurologists on […]

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.

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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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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 British hematologist who first identified […]

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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Tourette Awareness Month

May 9th, 2019

Join the Tourette Association, the North Central Florida Support Group and the Normal Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health in supporting the mission to raise awareness for Tourettes […]

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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 […]