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AAN publishes new guidelines for early Parkinson’s disease treatment

Melissa Armstrong, M.D., M.Sc., an associate professor of neurology, co-authored new guidelines for clinicians treating people who have early Parkinson’s disease. It’s part of updated guidance issued in November by the American Academy of Neurology and published in the journal Neurology. The guideline, endorsed by the Parkinson’s Foundation, provides…

College of Medicine Research Day

Save the Date! Poster Session & Reception Tuesday, February 15, 2022 4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Stephen C. O’Connell Center Call for Abstracts will be sent at a later date…

UF joins global Parkinson’s research network

The University of Florida has joined the Aligning Sciences Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) Collaborative Research Network, a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional global effort to study the underlying causes of Parkinson’s disease and accelerate the pace of discovery through data sharing. Malú Gámez Tansey, Ph.D., co-director of UF’s Center for Translational Research in…

Register Today for the House Institute Foundation’s Virtual NF2 Symposium!

This symposium is generously sponsored by Charles M. Seigel in heartfelt memory of NF2 patient, Paul Bruder (1985-2019). You can read more about Paul Bruder and his love for life here. In partnership with Children’s Tumor Foundation and PIH. Join House Institute Foundation faculty and guest experts as they…

Researchers seek to build confidence into AI for health care under NSF grant

The team will also investigate ways to use AI to diagnose neurodegenerative diseases earlier. “Neurodegenerative diseases impact millions of people in the U.S. and as our population continues to live longer, the prevalence of these disorders is expected to double over the next decade. There is an imperative need for early and…

Neurology department focuses on diversity initiatives

Faculty, residents and students at the UF College of Medicine are making great strides toward equal access to care for underserved patients. The UF College of Medicine Department of Neurology recently established a Diversity and Inclusion Council dedicated to making all physicians, researchers and patients feel welcome when they give…

UF neurologist earns NIA Career Development Award

Bhavana Patel, D.O., an assistant professor of neurology, has earned a K23 career development award from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health. The grant will support Patel’s research to pilot a telehealth model of care for patients with Lewy body dementia, or LBD,…