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 and UF Health announce gift and new $75…

The University of Florida and UF Health on Tuesday announced an additional $25 million gift from the Lauren and Lee Fixel Family Foundation aimed at…

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UF Health neurosurgeon awarded $38 million grant…

The National Institutes of Health on Tuesday awarded a $38 million, five-year grant to Brian Hoh, M.D., M.B.A., the University of Florida’s chair…

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HIV drug shows potential to combat genetic form…

A new study found that an FDA-approved medication to treat HIV restored multiple brain abnormalities in a mouse model of a genetic form of…

https://ufhealth.org/news/2021/hiv-drug-shows-potential-combat-genetic-form-dystonia-preclinical-study

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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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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

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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Register Today for the 2021 Walk to End…

Happy 2021! The Alzheimer’s Association Central & North Florida chapter is excited to announce that the 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’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…