The Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases is home to scientists and clinicians at UF Health who are working on neurological disorders that afflict millions of people across the globe. These conditions include Parkinson’s, dystonia and other movement disorders, Alzheimer’s disease and dementias, concussion, traumatic brain injury, and neuromuscular disorders like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
The Institute is a cornerstone of the university’s aspiration to help create history’s healthiest generation through precision health, the elimination of health disparities and the advancement of therapies related to the brain and neuromuscular and mental health.
UF Health physicians and researchers conduct leading-edge treatments, such as deep brain stimulation and gene therapy, that are transforming patient care. Under the umbrella of the Fixel Institute, they seek to revolutionize discoveries in Parkinson’s and other neurological diseases that will lead to new therapies and improve the quality of life for patients and forever change how these conditions are treated.