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How to Choose the right DBS Device

Selecting the right deep brain stimulation (DBS) system is a complex decision. Dr. Michael Okun, chair of UF neurology, explains DBS and the patients it helps, and offers tips for choosing the right device.

New study reveals treatment pathway for neurofibromatosis

Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) is a genetic disorder that can cause disfiguring, fleshy growths to develop on or under the skin. Now, a national team of researchers including James Wymer, M.D., Ph.D., a UF professor of neurology and director of the neuromuscular division, has identified a novel pathway for potential treatment of…

Epilepsy division announces inaugural research update evening

The UF Department of Neurology and the Epilepsy Division are delighted to announce the inaugural Wilder Center for Epilepsy Research update evening on Thursday, March 21, 2019. The event will be held at the McKnight Brain Institute, 6-9 pm. Please mark your calendars to save the date! The Wilder update…

2018 National Rankings are in…

We are excited to share with you our 2018 national rankings, based on our combined NIH grant portfolio. Among 52 ranked neuroscience programs, we now rank #7 with our combined Neurology and Neuroscience grant portfolio of nearly 19 million dollars. We now rank number #2 among…

Huntington Disease Center of Excellence receives $20,000 for 2019

The Huntington’s Disease Society of America and its Center Programs and Education Advisory Committee provided a grant of $20,000 to the Level 2 Huntington’s Disease Society of America Center of Excellence here at the University of Florida to help offset the costs associated with the provision of the Huntington’s Disease…