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Dr. Kenneth Heilman, a founder in the field of behavioral neurology, dies at 86

Kenneth M. Heilman, M.D., a founder of the field of behavioral neurology who impacted generations of young neurologists worldwide and served the University of Florida College of Medicine for over 50 years, died July 15. He was 86. Behavioral neurology is a subspecialty focused on memory and cognitive disorders, and under…

Identification of Parkinson’s disease PACE subtypes and repurposing treatments through integrative analyses of multimodal data

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Okun on the publication of “Identification of Parkinson’s disease PACE subtypes and repurposing treatments through integrative analyses of multimodal data,” which appears in the July issue of NPJ Digital Medicine. Abstract Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a serious neurodegenerative disorder marked by significant clinical and progression heterogeneity.

Develop and validate a computable phenotype for the identification of Alzheimer’s disease patients using electronic health record data

Congratulations to Dr. Steven Trent DeKosky on the publication of “Develop and validate a computable phenotype for the identification of Alzheimer’s disease patients using electronic health record data,” which appears in the July 2024 issue of Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring. Abstract INTRODUCTION Alzheimer’s disease (AD)…

Heterogeneous treatment effects of sodium‐glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors on risk of dementia in people with type 2 diabetes: A population‐based cohort study

Congratulations to Drs. Michael Jaffee and Steven DeKosky on the publication of “Heterogeneous treatment effects of sodium‐glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors on risk of dementia in people with type 2 diabetes: A population‐based cohort study,” which appears in the July 2024 issue of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Abstract INTRODUCTION Sodium‐glucose cotransporter 2…

Characterizing Disease Progression in Parkinson’s Disease from Videos of the Finger Tapping Test

Congratulations to Drs. Joshua Wong, Nikolaus McFarland, and Adlofo Ramierz-Zamora on the publication of “Characterizing Disease Progression inParkinson’s Disease from Videos of the Finger Tapping Test,’ which appears in IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NEURAL SYSTEMS AND REHABILITATION ENGINEERING. Abstract— Introduction: Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by motor symptoms whose progression…

Diagnostic Criteria for Primary Tic Disorders: Time for Reappraisal

Congratulations to Drs. Irene Malaty and Michael Okun on the publication of “Diagnostic Criteria for Primary Tic Disorders: Time for Reappraisal,” which appears in the June edition of Movement Disorders as a viewpoint article. The Relevance of the ProblemThe most widely applied diagnostic criteria for Tourette syndrome (TS) and…

Seeing beyond the symptoms: biomarkers and brain regions linked to cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease

Congratulations Dr. Abbas Babajani-Feremi on the publication of “Seeing beyond the symptoms: biomarkers and brain regions linked to cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease,” which appears in the May 15th edition of Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. Abstract Objective Early Alzheimer’s disease (AD) diagnosis remains challenging, necessitating specific biomarkers for timely detection.