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What Parkinson’s patients should know about COVID-19

A new U.S. News and World Report story highlights efforts by University of Florida experts Drs. Michael Okun & Frederick Southwick to educate patients with Parkinson’s about COVID-19. Access the article and view the Parkinson’s Foundation‘s Facebook Live videos: …

ONLINE: Ask the Expert: Facebook Live Q&A with Dr. Okun

Join us on Wednesday, March 25 for a live Q&A with our National Medical Director Dr. Michael S. Okun! Dr. Okun will be answering YOUR questions about Parkinson’s disease and the COVID-19 coronavirus, and give you tips about the precautions you and your loved ones should take to stay healthy.

Coronavirus and Parkinson’s disease

On Wednesday, March 18, University of Florida experts Michael S. Okun, M.D., chair of neurology, and Frederick S. Southwick, M.D., an infectious disease expert, led a Parkinson’s Foundation Facebook Live event answering questions from the Parkinson’s community about how coronavirus and impacts patients and their families. See the video of…

Upper Vertical Spatial Neglect With A Right Temporal Lobe Stroke

Congratulations Dr. Heilman on the publication of “Upper Vertical Spatial Neglect With A Right Temporal Lobe Stroke,” in Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology. Abstract Individuals with a hemispheric infarction often reveal inattention to, or neglect of, contralesional lateral space (ie, hemispatial neglect). Individuals with a bilateral…

Celebration of Diversity Week – March 30 – April 4th

Diversity and inclusion are core values at the UF College of Medicine. The Celebration of Diversity Week was designed to honor those values and explore opportunities to work within our community to promote cross-cultural understanding and address health care disparities. Please join us for our 2020 celebration. See a few highlights…

Differentiating tic electrophysiology from voluntary movement in the human thalamocortical circuit

Congratulations to Drs. Okun, Foote and Gunduz on the publication of “Differentiating tic electrophysiology from voluntary movement in the human thalamocortical circuit,” which was published in Neuropsychiatry. Abstract Objectives Tourette syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder commonly associated with involuntary movements, or tics. We currently lack an ideal animal model for…