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Dr. Okun & promising UF medical student receive AAN History of Neurology award

At the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) in Honolulu Dr. Michael S. Okun, co-director of the UF Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration, along with Lauren Bowen, one of our promising medical students who matched here for her Neurology residency, received the AAN’s Lawrence C.

We’re moving!

Officials will celebrate the grand opening of the University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration at 11 a.m. Monday, April 18, 2011. The center will occupy the fourth floor of the UF Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute at 3450 Hull Road, within easy reach of the UF Hilton…

Dr. Okun among UF researchers speaking this weekend in D.C.

Dr. Okun spoke this morning at the American Association for the Advancement of Science 177th Annual meeting in Washington DC. Three other UF researchers will also be speaking at different points this weekend. Okun’s presentation at 9 a.m. Friday will deal with the growing opportunity to provide…

National Parkinson Foundation site gets a reboot

Congratulations to our friends at the NPF! Last month they completely redesigned their website and it seems much easier to find what you are interested in. Please go have a look and let them know what you think!…

“Art for Life” program featured in the Alligator newspaper

Our campus newspaper, The Alligator, visited our “Art for Life” program last week and wrote a brief article about how our Parkinson patients meet and make art that is both meaningful and motivational. Katherine Castle, an Art for Life volunteer who also has Parkinson’s disease, said she doesn’t want…

Paper: Quetiapine improves visual hallucinations in PD but not through normalization of sleep architecture

Abstract (paper published in International Journal of Neuroscience): Int J Neurosci. 2009;119(12):2196-205. Quetiapine improves visual hallucinations in Parkinson disease but not through normalization of sleep architecture: results from a double-blind clinical-polysomnography study. Fernandez HH, Okun MS, Rodriguez RL, Malaty IA, Romrell J, Sun A, Wu SS, Pillarisetty S, Nyathappa A,…

Neuro Film Festival supported by AAN

The American Academy of Neurology is asking you to create short films about a brain disorder that you or a loved one have. From the Neuro Film Festival site: Make a film telling us your story, or the story of a loved one, affected by a brain disorder. Help us…

Welcoming Drs. Ashizawa and Subramony to the UFMDC team

The UF Movement Disorders Center is excited to welcome, belated though it may be, Tetsuo Ashizawa, MD and S.H. Subramony, MD to the Movement Disorders team. They bring an expertise in ataxia and in Huntington’s disease to the table and are holding special clinics for these disorders. In…

Two UFs publish case report on L-2-hydroxyglutaric aciduria in a family

A team from the University of Florida and the University of Freiburg in Germany collaborated for this case report: Int J Neurosci. 2009;119(11):2118-23. Tracing the origin of L-2-hydroxyglutaric aciduria in a family. Sass JO, Romrell JS, Vinson SY, Fernandez HH, Fischer J, Rodriguez RL, Okun MS. Labor für…