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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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Neurology News

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Development of an EMG Based Tic Detector

May 20th, 2019

Congratulations Wissam Deeb, Stephanie Cernera, Aysegul Gunduz, Michael Okun, on the  of “Development of an EMG Based Tic Detector.”  This article was published in Neurology on May 8th. Abstract Objective: To develop a surface […]

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Practice guideline recommendations summary: Treatment of tics in people with Tourette syndrome and chronic tic disorders

May 17th, 2019

Congratulations Drs. Tamara Pringsheim, Michael S. Okun, Kirsten Müller-Vahl, Davide Martino, Joseph Jankovic, Andrea E. Cavanna, Douglas W. Woods, Michael Robinson, Elizabeth Jarvie, Veit Roessner, Maryam Oskoui, Yolanda Holler-Managan, John Piacentini, on the publication of “Practice guideline recommendations summary: Treatment of tics […]

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Dorsal GPi/GPe DBS Induced Dyskinesia

May 16th, 2019

Congratulations to Ahmad El Kouzi, Shannon Chiu, Matthew Burns, Robert Eisinger, Leonardo Almeida, Adolfo Ramirez Zamora, Kelly Foote, Michael Okun, Wissam Deeb on the publication of “Dorsal GPi/GPe DBS Induced Dyskinesia.”  This article was published in the May […]

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Comprehensive systematic review summary: Treatment of tics in people with Tourette syndrome and chronic tic disorders

May 15th, 2019

Congratulations Drs Tamara Pringsheim, Yolanda Holler-Managan, Michael S. Okun, Joseph Jankovic, John Piacentini, Andrea E. Cavanna, Davide Martino, Kirsten Müller-Vahl, Douglas W. Woods, Michael Robinson, Elizabeth Jarvie, Veit Roessner, Maryam Oskoui on the publication of “Comprehensive systematic review summary: Treatment of tics […]

Amber Cellon

Welcome to the Department!

May 14th, 2019

Please welcome Amber Cellon, our new Clinical Service Rep at the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases.

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Movement disorders training program hosts NINDS leadership

May 13th, 2019

As the University of Florida T32 Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Training in Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration program closes its fourth year, it has many successes to celebrate, including five graduates who have […]

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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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 […]