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Charles Jacobson

Chuck Jacobson maintains the UFMDC Research and Clinical database called INFORM.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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   …

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…

Dr. Gunduz receives ABIE award

Aysegul Gunduz, Ph.D. Aysegul Gunduz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, is doing key research into deep brain stimulation and other aspects of the treatment of movement disorders. Dr. Gunduz, directs the Brain Mapping Labratory and collaborates in research with many of the disciplines involved in the…

New Parkinson disease podcast from the Parkinson Foundation launches

What are the early signs of Parkinson’s? What are motor fluctuations? A new podcast from the Parkinson’s Foundation (the new name for the National Parkinson’s Foundation) aims to answer these questions and more. The podcast is called “Substantial Matters” and Dr. Michael Okun and…

Blepharospasm Possible Treatments: Botulinum Toxin and Rose-Tinted Glasses

Blepharospasm Possible Treatments: Botox and Rose-Tinted Glasses By: Wissam Deeb, M.D. & Aparna Wagle Shukla, M.D. Blepharospasm is the scientific name given to excessive involuntary forced eye blinking. It is one type of a large group of disorders called dystonias1. Dystonia is abnormal contraction/spasm of the muscles that result in…

Deep Brain Stimulation vs Focused Ultrasound – AAN debate with Dr. Okun

Is Focused Ultrasound a possible replacement for Deep Brain Stimulation? MedPage Today wrote a nice summary of the debate that took place last week at the American Academy of Neurology meeting. Neal Kassell, MD, from presented in favor of focused ultrasound while our own Michael Okun, MD, presented against it.