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Updates to UF Health Neuromedicine Appointment Process

Dear patients and trusted Physician Partners, We want to keep you fully informed of our action plan for continuing to provide quality health care through the COVID-19 challenge. We will be temporarily modifying our appointment process for our neuromedicine patients. The changes will allow us to ensure that…

Synergy in neuroscience and neuromedicine research

As we usher in a new decade, we would like to reflect on the past decade of exciting achievements for UF’s neuroscience and neuromedicine research community and share our broad vision for the future of neuroscience and neuromedicine research at UF.

How does deep brain stimulation affect swimming?

Now this New York Times article highlights a study at the University of Zurich, where 9 patients who could swim before DBS lost that skill post- surgery. It quotes Dr. Michael Okun, medical director of the Parkinson’s Foundation, saying the report leaves doctors with more questions than answers. He also happens…

Fixel Institute welcomes Edmond J. Safra Fellow

In summer 2020, the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health will welcome Juan B. Toledo, M.D., Ph.D., a neurology resident at Houston Methodist and recipient of the Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders — a collaboration between The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and…

Tansey featured on TV news in Sydney for keynote

Malú Tansey, Ph.D., director of UF’s Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease, was featured on a TV newscast, sharing insights into the role of inflammation in dementia.

Study Uncovers Flashback-like Memories in Alzheimer’s Patients

A research team led by Wissam Deeb, M.D., assistant professor of neurology at the University of Florida, analyzed a phenomenon of flashback-like cognitive experiences in nearly half of the patients occurring during initial programming of the stimulator.

Meet our first patient, Tyler Staab

Tyler Staab was the first patient seen at the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health, which opened its doors to the public on July 1, 2019. Tyler’s Hope for a Dystonia Cure has been one of the Fixel Institute and MBI’s biggest supporters over the years.

World-renowned neurogeneticist to join UF Health

On Sept. 1, renowned neurogeneticist Matthew Farrer, Ph.D., internationally recognized for his work on the genetics of Parkinson’s disease, will join UF Health, the University of Florida’s academic health center.