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Deep Brain Stimulation for Alzheimer’s Not for Everyone

Published: October 19th, 2018

Patients with late-onset Alzheimer’s may show some long-term benefit, but none for early-onset. In a report of the phase II ADvance clinical trial, Johns Hopkins researchers report that people diagnosed […]

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Structural connectivity–based segmentation of the thalamus and prediction of tremor improvement following thalamic deep brain stimulation of the ventral intermediate nucleus

Published: October 16th, 2018

Congratulations to Drs. Almedia, Wong, Foote and Okun on the publication of “Structural connectivity–based segmentation of the thalamus and prediction of tremor improvement following thalamic deep brain stimulation of the […]

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Welcome Randy Foil!

Published: October 15th, 2018

Randy joins the department as a clinical research coordinator.  Welcome to the team Randy!

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Congratulations Dr. Subramony

Published: October 12th, 2018

Dr. Subramony was the recipient of a “FARA – Ron Bartek Acting Together Award” for promoting research to find a cure for Friedreich Ataxia.

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Automated Affect Detection in Deep Brain Stimulation for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Pilot Study

Published: October 11th, 2018

Congratulations Dr. Okun on the publication of “Automated Affect Detection in Deep Brain Stimulation for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Pilot Study, ” in ICMI ’18 Proceedings of the 2018 on International Conference on […]

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Challenges in Defining Inappropriate Medication Use in Parkinson Disease Dementia

Published: October 10th, 2018

Congratulations Drs. Hess, Okun and Ramirez-Zamora on the publication of “Challenges in Defining Inappropriate Medication Use in Parkinson Disease Dementia,” in the October 1st issue of JAMA Neurology. Parkinson disease […]

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October is Lewy Body Dementia Awareness Month!

Published: October 9th, 2018

As a physician specializing in Lewy body dementia, I often hear patients and families describe delays in getting a diagnosis. It doesn’t have to be this way. Awareness is critical, […]

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Celebrate your favorie PA!

Published: October 6th, 2018

Today marks the start of PA week.  Every year from October 6-12, we celebrate National PA Week, which recognizes the PA profession and its contributions to the nation’s health.  So thank […]

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Michael Okun Talks About the Complexity and Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

Published: October 5th, 2018

Michael Okun, M.D., chair of neurology, co-director of the Fixel Center for Neurological Diseases at UF Health, and national medical director of the Parkinson’s Foundation, was recently interviewed for the Institute for […]

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New Book Published – “The Athletic Brain”

Published: October 5th, 2018

Dr. Heilman has written a book entitled “The Athletic Brain” that was recently published by Taylor and Francis publishing. The book is available to be read online for free. This […]