UF Neurocritical Care
About our Division
About our lab
The University of Florida "Guardians of the Neuroaxis" of the division of Neurocritical Care, are dedicated to a variety of research projects – all with the ultimate goal to positively impact patients with acute neurological illness. Our ongoing projects reflect the diversity of interests and expertise of the neurocritical care faculty – spanning clinical, basic science, translational, educational, and quality improvement realms, our projects include: innovations in neuroscience and neurocritical care education, prognostication in neurocritical illness, expanding understanding in traumatic brain injury and brain edema, exploring the gut-brain axis, establishing new treatment avenues for headache in the neuroICU, and expanding clinical treatment for post-cardiac arrest survivors with status epilepticus, among others. We hope our scientific endeavors will help patients and families in many ways – by saving neurons, improving the odds of recovery, or providing solace in times of distress – all while inspiring the next generation of academic neurointensivists.
Fellowship and Education
The training program provides opportunity for fellows to manage patients with life threatening neurological and neurosurgical critical illnesses. The fellows will rotate through our brand new neurosciences ICU. The training provides the fellows with the clinical skill set necessary to manage critically ill patients. The fellows will participate in numerous educational activities, as part of the hospital wide multidisciplinary critical care educational pool.
The Medi-Gators Virtual Shadowing Program was created by Dr. Pouya Ameli and Alyson Moriarty in the Department of Neurology, Division of Neurocritical Care at the University of Florida. Originally created to help fill the void in pre-health student opportunities resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Medi-Gators Program quickly proved to be an effective way to efficiently expose students interested in pre-health careers to the wide variety of job opportunities in and around healthcare while increasing accessibility to students from underrepresented backgrounds.