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An institute of world-renowned experts delivering breakthroughs in neurological and neurodegenerative disorders 

areas of focus

Movement Disorders Icon
Even the simplest body movements require communication between the central nervous system, nerves and muscles. If any of these are affected, it can lead to Parkinson’s disease, dystonia or another movement disorder.
Memory and Dementia Brain Icon
Including Alzheimer’s, there are more than 100 types of conditions related to a loss in the brain functions responsible for thinking, some of which are treatable.
Neuromuscular Disorders Brain Icon
ALS affects nerve cells that control voluntary muscle movements. This progressive disease ultimately impacts essential actions such as breathing, eating, moving and speaking.
Traumatic Brain Injury Icon
A traumatic brain injury is a violent blow to the head or body by an external force, which causes a disruption in the normal function of the brain.

in the news

MBI building at night
April 12, 2019
Think Tanks are an ongoing tradition for the UF Program for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration. The idea – started by Dr. Okun – was to…
The Brain’s A-Team: UF’s Heavy Hitters of Neuroscience
March 28, 2019
On Major League Baseball’s opening day, we present some of the University of Florida's heavy hitters of neuroscience, featured on the cover of the…
Portrait of three Fixel Institute faculty hires
Fixel Center
March 21, 2019
Three renowned neuroscientists from top U.S. research institutions will join the newly established Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases…