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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,…

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.…

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…

Dr. Gunduz receives ABIE award

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 Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration. This year, Dr. Gunduz has received…

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. Read the full summary …