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Tips for choosing a DBS device

In the journal JAMA Neurology, Dr. Michael Okun discusses the challenge of selecting an appropriate DBS system for an individual patient.

2019 Parkinson Disease Educational Symposium – May 18, 2019

The Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases presents our Annual Parkinson Disease Educational Symposium on May 18th, 2019. We hope you will join us for a series of talks on a variety of topics of interest to Parkinson disease patients and caregivers. It will be at North Central Baptist Church 8001 Northwest 23rd Avenue Gainesville,…

Review of motor cortex effects of Parkinson disease published

Dr. David Vaillancourt from the University of Florida and Dr. Roxana Burciu from University of Delaware published a review of what different brain imaging techniques have been showing when looking at the primary motor cortex in Parkinson disease patients. The effects of Parkinson disease on the substantia nigra and related brain areas are typically discussed…

8th annual Season of Hope Walk & Run coming on December 8th

The Season of Hope 5k and 15k Run is coming up on December 8th at the Hawthorne Trail. The run starts at 9AM and registration at the event starts at 7:15 AM. You can register for the run, volunteer, donate, or just learn more at the Tyler’s Hope for a Dystonia Cure website. We hope…

Parkinson Disease Educational Symposium – April 7th, 2018

The UF Health Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration presents the 2018 Annual Parkinson Educational Symposium When:  Saturday April 7th, 2018   9:00am-1:30pm (Doors open at 8:00am) Where: North Central Baptist Church: 8001 Northwest 23rd Avenue Gainesville, FL Registration: Free and open to the public Patients, Caregivers, and Medical Professionals encouraged to attend. Please RSVP.…

Doctoral student’s research selected for presentation

Congratulations to first year CHP doctoral student, Brittany Rohl,  whose research , “Construct validity of the UF DBS Cognitive Rating Scale in 270 patients” was selected for presentation in the  “Cutting Edge Research from Emerging Psychological Scientists:  Late Breaking Poster Session” during the 2018 annual  meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco. Brittany is…

Atypical Parkinsonism Symposium – March 3rd 2018

The UF Health Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration presents: Atypical Parkinson’s Symposium When:  Saturday March 3rd, 2018   9:00am-1:00pm (Doors open at 8:30am) Where: Harrell Medical Education Building 1104 Newell Dr, Gainesville, FL 32610    North Learning Studio Registration: Free Patients and Caregivers encouraged to attend. Please RSVP. Please contact Amanda fessenden to RSVP for…

DBS for Tourette Registry shows benefit for select patients

University of Florida researchers are leading a multinational registry that tracks the progress of patients who have received deep brain stimulation for Tourette syndrome. In a report published in JAMA Neurology, the team reports after 1 year of stimulation a mean 45% decrease in Yale Global Tic Severity Scale score across 185 patients from 10…