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 In the News!

From pleasure to punding: Distinct patterns of…

Congratulations to Drs. Okun, Gunduz & Bowers on the publication of “From pleasure to punding: Distinct patterns of anhedonia and impulsivity linked…

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NF-2’s First Clinical Trial in Patients!

EXCITING NEWS,  University of Florida, NF clinic is excited to be the site for NF-2’s first clinical trial in patients suffering from progressive…

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Season of Hope 5k/15k

Come join Tyler’s Hope for a Dystonia Cure and the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases for our annual Season of Hope Run on December…

Dystonia Sucks

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preparing Residents

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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November Resident of the Month – November 2022

Dr. Hernandez was an integral part of the General Neurology Wards team. She diligently took care of her patients, called families with updates, and…

Claudia Hernandez

Resident of the Month – October 2022

Congratulations to our resident of the month, Riley Van Velsor! Riley went above and beyond for his patients on the General Neurology service…

Resident of the Month – September 2022

We are excited to announce our inaugural Resident of the Month, awarded today to Ramsha Farrukh, MD.  Dr. Farrukh was essential in management and…

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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

Season of Hope 5k/15k

Come join Tyler’s Hope for a Dystonia Cure and the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases for our annual Season of Hope Run on December…

Dystonia Sucks

COM Helps Local Girls Explore Careers in Health…

Three University of Florida groups partner to engage underrepresented groups in medicine Aug. 3, 2022 — La’nya Fountain, a 14-year-old Pace…

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Gainesville Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association is planning another great event in Gainesville and they would love for you to be a part of it! Funds raised by our…

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