areas of focus

Parkinson’s, Dystonia & Movement Disorders

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.

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Alzheimer’s, Memory, Dementia, and MS

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.

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ALS & Neuromuscular Disorders

ALS affects nerve cells that control voluntary muscle movements. This progressive disease ultimately impacts essential actions such as breathing, eating, moving and speaking.

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Traumatic Brain Injury

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.

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in the news

Neuro Heavy Hitters: Michael Okun

Category: Featured

Michael Okun helps patients manage debilitating diseases. Read the bio on Dr. Okun who helps patients with Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and other…

Dr. Michael Okun wears a lab coat and sunglasses while standing on a baseball field and catching a baseball in a mit.

Non-invasive, automated MRI for Parkinson’s…

Category: News

A research team led by UF’s David Vaillancourt, Ph.D.,  used a non-invasive MRI method with 1,002 patients to develop an automated system to…

Dr. Vaillancourt uses non-invasive MRI on Parkinson's patient

Proceedings of Deep Brain Stimulation Think Tank…

Category: Featured

The proceedings of the Sixth Annual Think Tank recapitulate progress in applications of neurotechnology, neurophysiology and emerging techniques for…

Human face with the brain and spine showing with synapsis in a ball around the head