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Dystonia Research and Treatment Informational Session

Tyler’s Hope Webinar Tuesday, July 7th at 4:00 pm Featuring Dr. Michael Okun and Dr. Edgar Rodriguez  We are excited to share with you the dystonia research being done, clinical advancements, and the Tyler’s Hope Foundation’s current projects. To register click here!…

Promotion and Tenure

We are so proud of our three amazing faculty who were promoted to Associate Professor effective July 1, 2020: Diego Rincon-Limas (tenure), Miguel Chuquilin, and Christina Wilson. Dr. Diego Rincon-Limas obtained his PhD degree in Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering from the University of Nuevo Leon…

Degenerative dementia with proximal radial and lower vertical spatial neglect

Congratulations Drs. Kulrithra Pisanuwongrak, Parunyou Jalayanont and Kenneth Heilman, on the publication of your research “Degenerative dementia with proximal radial and lower vertical spatial neglect,” in the June issue of  Neurocase, The Neural Basis of Cognition. ABSTRACT A 75 year-old man had a two-year history of progressive memory loss, trouble…

Preparing a Person with Parkinson’s for a Hospital Stay

During hospital visits, patients with Parkinson’s disease should inform their caretakers about their condition right away. In a new AARP article, University of Florida neurology chair Dr. Michael Okun stresses why this is so important and discusses the Parkinson’s Foundation‘s free “Aware in Care” kit,…

Join us for a Virtual Event!

Overview of Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Plexiform Neurofibroma Speaker: Dr. Mislen Bauer Director, Neurofibromatosis Program Clinical Genetics & Metabolism Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Miami FL Date: June 12, 2020 12:00 – 1:00 pm EDT To register please click here!…

UF neurologist, international experts publish new recommendations for Parkinson’s care

Care for patients with Parkinson’s disease is best delivered using a multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach. The Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health has long been at the forefront of this approach, highlighted in a 2018 JAMA Neurology Viewpoint article titled, Neuroscience Service and Science Hub Model. In two new…