Dr. Michael Okun Speaking at RFUF Meeting

Harn Museum of Art Coffee 9.30am,

ZOOM 10.00am

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Dr. Michael Okun, neurology, Fixel Institute
Dr. Michael Okun, a trailblazer in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, is the UF Distinguished Professor of Neurology and Executive Director of the UF Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases. An honor graduate of the UF College of Medicine, he completed internship and neurology residency at UF and a subspecialization in movement disorders at Emory University. He cofounded the Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration at UF in 2002, followed by bringing a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence to UF. An expert in deep brain stimulation, he has conducted clinical trials on its cognitive, behavioral, and mood effects in Parkinson’s disease with research support from the National Institutes of Health and numerous prestigious foundations, including the Michael J. Fox Foundation. He brought the UF Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases to fruition in 2019 while serving as Chairman of the Department of Neurology. The author of too numerous to count academic papers and 14 books on Parkinson’s disease, he has been recognized by the Obama Administration in 2015 as a White House Champion of Change for Parkinson’s Disease and the 2021 Clinical Science.