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Charles Jacobson

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

2016 Annual Parkinson’s Disease Symposium details

You can now watch all of the talks from the 2016 Parkinson Symposium on our Youtube channel This year’s Annual Parkinson’s Disease Educational Symposium will be on Saturday, May 7th at 9 AM (doors open at 8AM to allow you to come in and register). We look forward to…

Dr. Foote receives Community Service Award

The World Parkinson’s Program annually recognizes three people for their work to improve the lives of people with Parkinson disease. This year, our neurosurgeon Dr. Kelly Foote received the Dr. Rana International Parkinson’s Community Service Award for the year 2015. This award honors Dr. Foote’s contributions to the field, his…

Parkinson’s progression biomarker covered in UF Explore Magazine

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 was also discussed on page 4 of the UF Explore research magazine. This new brain imaging protocol…

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

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, Co-Director of our UF Health Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration and Medical Director for National Parkinson Foundation works to…

Diffusion MRI for measuring Parkinson’s disease progression: a UF discovery

“Free water” may sound like what happens when you drink too much water. It is actually “fluid unconstrained by brain tissue, likely because of disease-related degeneration” that turns out to be a biomarker than can be used to track Parkinson’s disease progression in a non-invasive way, thanks to a…

Annual UF Health Parkinson’s Educational Symposium coming April 11, 2015

This is a FREE educational day open to the public. It is a great way to update your knowledge of the specifics of Parkinson’s Disease and meet people who are fighting for a cure. Join us at: North Central Baptist Church: 8001 Northwest 23rd Avenue Gainesville, FL Registration starts…