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Parkinson’s progression biomarker covered in UF Explore Magazine

Published: Dec 16th, 2015

Researchers at the University of Florida have discovered a way to measure the progression of Parkinson disease through brain imaging. See our original post on this research here. This discovery […]

10 Parkinson’s Breakthroughs presented in Dr. Okun’s book

10 Parkinson’s Breakthroughs presented in Dr. Okun’s book

Published: Oct 25th, 2015

What are the potential treatment breakthroughs currently being explored for Parkinson’s disease? What are the details that patients need to know about those potential breakthroughs? That’s what Michael Okun, MD, […]

Neural Network Modulation – a historical review in New England Journal of Medicine from Dr. Okun

Published: Sep 8th, 2014

Deep brain stimulation has helped more than 100,000 people with various neurologic disorders around the world.

T32 Overview

T32 Overview

Published: May 5th, 2014

UF Interdisciplinary Training in Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration T32-NS082128 Funded by NINDS This predoctoral T32 training program, co-directed by Drs. Dawn Bowers and David Vaillancourt, supports 4 Pre-Docs each year. […]

Apathy in PD and the related anhedonia and behavioral deficits – Research Report

Published: Jun 26th, 2013

The neurospsychology team led by Dr. Dawn Bowers published a report on patients with Parkinson Disease & apathy in the Movement Disorders journal. Hedonic and behavioral deficits associated with apathy […]

A Preventable Complication of Deep Brain Stimulation.

Published: Jun 8th, 2013

Dr. Foote and Dr. Morishita at the University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration published a paper this month that discusses a potentially preventable complication of deep brain stimulation: cerebral venous infarction.

Depression a major factor in Parkinson patients’ care

Published: Nov 28th, 2012

Depression is not detected early enough or treated aggressively enough according to data and recommendations from the National Parkinson Foundation’s Quality Improvement Initiative “Report to the Community”. USA Today interviewed Dr. Michael […]

UF neuropsychology doctoral student receives prestigious award for Parkinson research

Published: Jul 25th, 2012

Jenna Dietz, M.S., a 5th year graduate student in neuropsychology, was awarded the 2012 Walter G. McMillen Memorial Award for Parkinson Disease Research by the American Psychological Association. This award […]

CMDNR postdoctoral fellow, Elizabeth Stegemoller Ph.D., is featured in Parkinson’s Action Network program

Published: Apr 27th, 2012

Post doctoral fellow, Dr. Elizabeth Stegemoller is interviewed  in a recent Parkinson’s Action Network feature. In February, the Parkinson’s Action Network hosted its inaugural Postdoctoral Investigator Poster Session inWashington,DC, at which […]

Weight Lifting Helps Persons with Parkinson’s disease Walk Better

Published: Mar 1st, 2012

Perhaps contrary to a recent report in the New England Journal of Medicine, resistance training (or weight lifting) is quite beneficial for persons with PD. In a recent paper published […]