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Movement Disorders Society provides new PD patient education talks

The Movement Disorders Society typically focuses on educating clinicians on these disorders. This year, however, they are branching out with their first patient education symposium and it was captured on video. The symposium was held at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on October 2009 but is now available as a…

Tourette Syndrome Specialty Clinic Available in Gainesville

The UFMDC has started a Tourette Syndrome clinic dedicated to those patients. If you would like to be seen in this clinic or refer someone, please call (352) 294-5400. EDIT: We now have a page about our interdisciplinary Tourette’s treatment clinic…

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…

Gainesville’s Fraternal Order of Eagles Raise Money for UF MDC

On Friday Night Oct 30, 2009 Charlie and Michael Sperrazza presented the UF Movement Disorders Center with a $5000 dollar check to support research. The Eagles have been amazingly loyal supporters of the MDC and their contributions over the years have helped keep the creative research spirit alive and prospering.

Introducing the first Dystonia Educational Day Center at the UFMDC

The Tyler’s Hope Center for Comprehensive Dystonia Care is pleased to introduce the first Dystonia Educational Day Center which will be held on Friday, November 13th.  The program will run from 8:30am – 3:00pm and will include invited guest speakers from our interdisciplinary team including psychiatry, physical therapy, communication sciences,…

Allied Team Training for PD at UF Site

Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s Disease was hosted at the University of Florida Gainesville– Movement Disorders Center site (Sept 30-Oct 4).  Teams came from all over the country to train in best practices in the interdisciplinary care of the Parkinson’s disease patient.  UF took advantage of the hosting venue to…

UF Publishes Study on ER Encounters and DBS

UF just published a study in this month’s Journal of Neurology citing that most ER encounters are not DBS related– We must remember to take care of the whole patient. The first author was Andrew Resnick! Abstract follows: J Neurol. 2009 Oct 8. [Epub ahead of print] The…

Canada’s Globe & Mail interviews Michael J. Fox on his Foundation

Michael J. Fox sits down with the Globe and Mail to talk about Parkinson Disease and his research foundation. The foundation demands that scientists share results and tools, and it closely monitors their work. But it also encourages them to take risks, devoting roughly $2-million a year to a rapid-response…

Tyler’s Hope Comprehensive Care Center Website Launch

Together with Tyler’s Hope for a Dystonia Cure, the UFMDC invites you to view our new dystonia website dedicated to our Comprehensive Dystonia Care Center. Our team includes specialized physicians, a physician assistant, nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists, psychologists, researchers as well as other interdisciplinary specialists.