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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.

Dr. Michael Okun Featured on Podcast

Dr. Michael Okun, of the Fixel Institute of Neurological Diseases, interviews Charbel Moussa, MD, PhD, author of a recent article on Nilotinib Effects on Safety, Tolerability, and Potential Biomarkers in Parkinsons Disease: A Phase 2 Randomized Clinical Trial, for a recent JAMA Neurology podcast episode. Dr. Moussa is an associate…

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…

Swimmers Beware of Deep Brain Stimulation

A lifelong swimmer had recently received an electronic brain implant to control tremors and other symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, and somehow the signals from the device had knocked out his ability to coordinate his arms and legs for swimming.

UF Bio Engineer Ayse Gunduz on Cover of Magazine

Gunduz was featured on the cover of the magazine CrossLink for her contributions to the field, for breaking barriers,  and for receiving the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECAS).

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…

Non-invasive, automated MRI for Parkinson’s diagnosis

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 accurately diagnose Parkinson’s disease and related but different neurodegenerative disorders.