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UF neurosurgery and neurology departments team up for interdisciplinary NIH grant

The University of Florida departments of neurosurgery and neurology have partnered and were awarded a highly select five-year National Institutes of Health Research Education Program, or R25, grant to support […]

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Three neurology faculty members honored with professorships

On Oct. 10, three UF College of Medicine department of neurology faculty members were honored with professorships at UF’s 2018 Celebrating Distinction ceremony — Katharina Busl, M.D., the James E. Rooks […]

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MBI neuroscientists talk deep brain stimulation at the Cade

McKnight Brain Institute neuroscientists and grad students shared the inner workings of deep brain stimulation, or DBS, with the Gainesville community Sept. 22 during a special event at the Cade […]

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Fixel Center for Neurological Diseases at UF Health – Harnessing the Power of the Hub!

Prior to becoming a patient at the Fixel Center for Neurological Diseases at UF Health, Wayne Phillips’ care lacked continuity. Traveling across town from physician to physician was a common occurrence […]

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Dr. Steven DeKosky — The importance of early Alzheimer’s diagnosis

  Following Bill Gates’ investment in a venture fund to improve diagnostic testing for Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Steven DeKosky, deputy director of the McKnight Brain Institute of the University of […]

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Welcome Brittney Johnson!

Nov 6th, 2018

Please welcome Brittney Johnson to the department.  Brittney joins us as a Research Administrator.

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Cortical dynamics within and between parietal and motor cortex in essential tremor

Oct 31st, 2018

Congratulations to Drs. Michael S. Okun, Christopher W. Hess, Aparna Wagle Shukla and David E. Vaillancourt on the publication of “Cortical dynamics within and between parietal and motor cortex in […]

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Bilingual aphasia: Explanations in population encoding

Oct 30th, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Nadeau on the publication of “Bilingual aphasia: Explanations in population encoding.”  The article can be found online now and will be published in the February edition […]

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Educational attainment moderates the association between hippocampal volumes and memory performances in healthy older adults

Oct 29th, 2018

Congratulations to Deirdre O’Shea, Kailey Langer, Adam J. Woods, Eric Porges, John Williamson, Andrew O’Shea and Ronald Cohen, on the publication of their article “Educational attainment moderates the association between hippocampal volumes and memory performances in healthy older […]

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Deep Brain Stimulation for Alzheimer’s Not for Everyone

Oct 19th, 2018

Patients with late-onset Alzheimer’s may show some long-term benefit, but none for early-onset. In a report of the phase II ADvance clinical trial, Johns Hopkins researchers report that people diagnosed […]

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Structural connectivity–based segmentation of the thalamus and prediction of tremor improvement following thalamic deep brain stimulation of the ventral intermediate nucleus

Oct 16th, 2018

Congratulations to Drs. Almedia, Wong, Foote and Okun on the publication of “Structural connectivity–based segmentation of the thalamus and prediction of tremor improvement following thalamic deep brain stimulation of the […]

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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 Fixel Center for Neurological Diseases at UF Health, and national medical director of the Parkinson’s Foundation, was recently interviewed for the Institute for […]

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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

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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The Neurologist is in…

Monthly insights and advice from a stroke specialist, a movement disorder expert, and a neuromuscular physician. by Melissa Armstrong, MD, MSC featured in Neurology Now, Your Trusted Resource for Brain […]

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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 […]