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Neuro Heavy Hitters: Michael Okun

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

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.

Proceedings of Deep Brain Stimulation Think Tank Modulation Released

The proceedings of the Sixth Annual Think Tank recapitulate progress in applications of neurotechnology, neurophysiology and emerging techniques for the treatment of a range of psychiatric and neurological conditions including Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, Tourette syndrome, epilepsy, cognitive disorders, and addiction.

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. The Fixel Institute’s faculty and staff…