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Musical hallucinations with a right frontotemporal stroke

Congratulations to Drs. Buchwald, Heilman and Simpkins on the publication of “Musical hallucinations with a right frontotemporal stroke,” in the September issue of Neurocase.   Abstract Musical hallucinations have been reported in association with psychiatric diseases, brain stem strokes, deafness, degenerative diseases, intoxications, pharmacologic agents, and epilepsy.

UF Lewy body dementia expert earns $3.2 million NIH grant

UF neurologist has earned a five-year, $3.2 million grant from the NIH’s National Institute on Aging to expand her research into dementia with Lewy bodies, or DLB. The grant will fund a study led by Melissa Armstrong, M.D., an associate professor of neurology, to improve end-of-life experiences for individuals with…

Toffler Research Awards Available!

Through funding provided to McKnight Brain Institute by the Karen Toffler Charitable Trust for Neuroscience Research and Education Fund, the MBI established the Toffler Research Awards to provide summer research funds for M.D. and M.D./Ph.D. students in neuroscience. Funding will also be available for students to travel to present their…

UF ascends to No. 6 in U.S. News & World Report rankings!

U.S. News & World Report named the University of Florida the No. 6 public university in the country, continuing the university’s upward trajectory and placing it on the cusp of reaching its top-five goal. The announcement marks the fourth consecutive year UF rose in the…

Tyler’s Hope for a Dystonia Cure Webinar!

Join us on September 16, 2020 from 2-3 pm EST for an informational session and hear Dr. William Dauer, Dr. Nicole Calakos, and Dr. David Vaillancourt discuss current dystonia research and clinical advancements. Reserve your space here!…

September is World Alzheimer’s Month!

World Alzheimer’s Month is the international campaign every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. September 2020 will mark the 9th World Alzheimer’s Month. 2 out of every 3 people globally believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their countries.The impact of World…

Pavlovian bias in Parkinson’s disease: an objective marker of impulsivity that modulates with deep brain stimulation

Congratulations Drs. Janine Lopes, and Michael Okun on the publication of “Pavlovian bias in Parkinson’s disease: an objective marker of impulsivity that modulates with deep brain stimulation.”  This article was published in the August edition of Scientific Reports. Abstract Impulsivity is a common symptom in Parkinson’s disease (PD). Adaptive behavior…

Current Management and Emerging Therapies in Multiple System Atrophy

Congratulations to Drs. Matthew Burns and Nikolaus McFarland on the publication of “Current Management and Emerging Therapies in Multiple System Atrophy,” in the August edition of Neurotherapeutics. Abstract Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease variably associated with motor, nonmotor, and autonomic symptoms, resulting from putaminal and…