A Tour of the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health
The movement disorders program was initiated in 2002 and patients with Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and other neurological diseases bounced all over campus in an effort to see multiple health care providers.
The interdisciplinary concept was born through a collaboration with the Parkinson’s Foundation and today patients and families can visit the Institute and receive evaluations from 10 different specialists in a single day, including a neurologist, neurosurgeon, neuropsychologist, psychiatrist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech/swallowing therapist, nutritionist, social worker and a clinical trials research coordinator.
The Institute is home to the care, clinical research and education associated with six peer-reviewed centers of excellence:
Tyler’s Hope Dystonia Center
Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence
Tourette Association of America Center of Excellence
Huntington’s Disease Society of America Center of Excellence
Cure PSP Care Center
Lewy Body Dementia Foundation Research Center of Excellence
The Institute is also a location where clinical research is conducted for the National Institute on Aging Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, or ADRC.
The lobby was donated by a generous contribution from the Wilder family.