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…

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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…

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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…

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neurology in the News

Embedded Human Closed-Loop Deep Brain Stimulation…

Congratulations Jackson N. Cagle, PhD, Michael S. Okun, MD, Stephanie Cernera, PhD, Robert S. Eisinger, PhD, Enrico Opri, PhD, Dawn Bowers, PhD…

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Timing of Physical Therapy Sessions for…

Congratulations to Ka Loong Kelvin Au, MD and  Michael S. Okun, MD, on the publication of  “Timing of Physical Therapy Sessions for Individuals…

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September is the American Medical Association’s…

Let’s Celebrate our Neurology Stars who were Celebrated for their Promotions, Awarded Research Grants and Received Special Recognition in 2021 and…

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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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Resident of the Month

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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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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It’s Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month!

All of Us and their partners present a virtual screening of “Alive Inside,” an award-winning documentary about the connection between music and…

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