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The Vocal Flutter of Multiple System Atrophy: A Parkinsonian-Type Phenomenon?

Congratulations to  Nicole E. Herndon MS, CCC-SLP, Aparna Wagle Shukla MD, Karen Wheeler-Hegland PhD CCC-SLP, Nikolaus R. McFarland MD, PhD on the publication of “The Vocal Flutter of Multiple System Atrophy: A Parkinsonian-Type Phenomenon?,” which appears in the February edition of Movement Disorders: Clinical Practice. Abstract Background Early features of multiple system atrophy…

The tauopathy‐associated PERK variant, PERK‐B, induces maladaptive translation and reveals novel pathogenic mechanisms of PSP

Congratulations to Dr. Karen McFarland on the publication of “The tauopathy‐associated PERK variant, PERK‐B, induces maladaptive translation and reveals novel pathogenic mechanisms of PSP” which appears in the December issue of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Abstract Background A major challenge in the field is identification of molecular mechanisms driving pathological tau…

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.” ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) are often misclassified in electronic health records (EHRs) when relying solely on diagnostic codes. This study aims…

Changing The Way Doctors Talk To Patients About Dementia

To help improve the way doctors talk to patients and their families about dementia, a team at the University of Florida College of Medicine led by Dr. Melissa Armstrong have identified best practices for physicians to communicate a dementia diagnosis to patients and their families. Their results were…

22nd Annual Parkinson’s Symposium

Join us for our 22nd Annual Parkinson’s Symposium. April 6, 2024 9:00 A.M. – 1:30 P.M. Two options for attending(in person at North Central Baptist Church, Gainesville Florida or virtually). Detailed agenda coming soon! To register, you must either email Amanda Fessenden or call her at 352.733.2431…

Different aspects of failing to recover from proactive semantic interference predicts rate of progression from amnestic mild cognitive impairment to dementia

Congratulations to Drs. Melissa Armstrong and Steven DeKosky on the publication of “Different aspects of failing to recover from proactive semantic interference predicts rate of progression from amnestic mild cognitive impairment to dementia,” which appears in the January 2024 isssue of Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. Abstract Introduction This study investigated…

Fixel Institute Leader Named UF Distinguished Professor

Michael S. Okun, M.D., receives honor for leadership and lasting impact in neurology.  In recognition of his outstanding contributions to education, research and patient care, Michael S. Okun, M.D., has been named a University of Florida Distinguished Professor. The highest faculty honor awarded at UF, the title underscores Okun’s leadership and lasting impact in neurology.

11th Annual UF Health Stroke Conference

April 6, 2024 Orlando, FL B Resort, Disney Springs Area The 11th Annual Stroke Conference, co-hosted by UF Health Gainesville & Jacksonville Stroke Programs, will focus on science, technology and practical applications in order to equip participants with the tools needed to deliver high quality, evidence-based, patient centered stroke care.  Topics…

Ending Parkinson’s Disease: A Prescription for Action

Parkinson’s disease is the fastest growing neurological disorder in the world. Over the past twenty-five years, the number of people with this condition has jumped from 3 million to over 6 million. By 2040, it will likely double again. We are failing to stop this onslaught. Harmful pesticides and other…