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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…

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.

Short & Long Term effects of DBS discussed at World Parkinson Congress

Dr. Michael Okun presented “DBS Outcomes: What can you expect in the short term and the long term?” at the 2016 World Parkinson Congress. To watch: Click here to register Choose September 21st Click Dr. Okun’s talk in the list There are lots of other great talks on that…

Remembering Muhammad Ali and his impact on Parkinson care and research

Muhammad Ali will be remembered for a great many things in and out of the boxing ring. In addition to those things, we at the UF Health Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration were impressed with how he lived with Parkinson disease and did so in such a public way.

Updated Gainesville Support Group Information

Support Groups! We’ve updated the flyers for these local support groups. Young Onset Parkinson’s Parkinson’s Patients and their Caregivers Essential Tremor Fronto-Temporal Dementia Download the Gainesville Support Group Flyers…

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…

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…

Nilotinib (Tasigna) for Parkinsons: Questions and Answers

Nilotinib (Tasigna) for Parkinsons: Questions and Answers. What is nilotinib (Tasigna)? Nilotinib is a FDA approved cancer drug for approved for use in certain types of chronic leukemia. Nilotinib is a protein kinase inhibitor that works by blocking abnormal protein signals which tell cancer cells to divide and multiply. The…