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

UF Health first in U.S. to implant new, advanced…

An advanced deep brain stimulation system that can more precisely target motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders has been…

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Comparative pharmacovigilance assessment of…

Congratulations to Drs. Malaty, Okun and Armstrong on the publication of “Comparative pharmacovigilance assessment of mortality with pimavanserin in…

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Double blind randomized controlled trial of deep…

Congratulations to Drs. Foote and Okun on the publication of “Double blind randomized controlled trial of deep brain stimulation for…

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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

Neurologic manifestations of COVID-19 and other…

SCCM Pod-410 COVID-19 Neurologic Manifestations Review neurologic manifestations of COVID-19 and other severe respiratory viral…

Christopher Robinson

JAMA Neurology Author Interviews with Dr. Michael…

Tune in here to listen to Dr. Okun discuss Nilotinib Effects on Safety, Tolerability, and Potential Biomarkers in Parkinson Disease.  

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Managing 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…

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community events

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Join us for a night of food and drinks at Gainesville’s newest premier restaurant. Spurrier’s Gridiron Grille will be hosting a private Tyler’s…

Dystonia Sucks

Cajun Crawfish Boil benefiting Tyler’s Hope

Join Tyler’s Hope for a Dystonia Cure at Fox Run with live music, Cajun-style boil, outdoor games, and adult beverages. All proceeds go to Tyler’s…

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April is Diversity Month!

During Diversity Month, the Neurology Diversity and Inclusion Council wants to emphasize the importance of your volunteer work at COVID vaccination…

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