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Dystonia patient receives 1,000th DBS lead implanted at UF Health

Dystonia patient receives 1,000th DBS lead implanted at UF Health

Published: Aug 13th, 2014

The POST, a monthly magazine by Univeristy of Florida Health, published the story of 14-year-old Felipe Hanel and the deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery to treat his dystonia. Felipe received […]

Dr. Okun talks on Orange TV’s Vital Living Forum about Parkinson’s Disease

Dr. Okun talks on Orange TV’s Vital Living Forum about Parkinson’s Disease

Published: Jul 11th, 2014

Dr. Michael Okun, co-director of our Center and Medical Director of the National Parkinson Foundation, discussed Parkinson’s Disease on the Vital Living Forum program on Orange TV which airs in […]

Dr. Michael Okun & Dr. Oliver Sacks talk about Tourette Syndrome & Tim Howard’s World Cup performance

Published: Jul 3rd, 2014

Tim Howard’s record performance as goalie for the US team in the World Cup match against Belgium has garnered a lot of attention. Some was quite funny like his name […]

Dystonia Deep Brain Stimulation patient on Tampa Bay news

Published: May 15th, 2014

Check out this news segment from Fox 13 in Tampa Bay about one of our patient’s deep brain stimulation surgery for dystonia. They always tell me I’m bionic.

Parkinson’s Disease Patient and Physical Therapist both Finish the 2014 Boston Marathon

Parkinson’s Disease Patient and Physical Therapist both Finish the 2014 Boston Marathon

Published: May 9th, 2014

By: Meredith DeFranco, DPT and David Yon UFCMDNR patient Editors Note: The quoted & italicized text is from Mr. Yon who helped Dr. DeFranco write this post. “After more than […]

They “breached the wall” – Interdisciplinary deep brain stimulation at UF Health profiled by Smithsonian Magazine

Published: Apr 23rd, 2014

It’s true. There often is a wall between the neurosurgeon and the neurologist involved in deep brain stimulation (DBS) procedures. But for the past 12 years and 1000 DBS lead implantations […]

Gainesville/Lake City Support Group for Tics/Tourette’s

Published: Apr 1st, 2014

It is here… With the help of community members and staff, we are pleased to share that a Tic/Tourette Support Group has been formed in the Gainesville and Lake City […]

Join us for the 2014 UF Health Parkinson Disease Symposium on April 5th

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

Our 12th Annual Parkinson’s Symposium for Patients, Caregivers, & Health Professionals will be Saturday, April 5th at the Alachua County Senior Center. Address: 5701 N.W. 34th Blvd. Gainesville, FL 32653 Map […]

Center team members featured speakers at Davis Phinney Victory Summit in Jacksonville

Published: Feb 24th, 2014

The Davis Phinney Foundation hosted a Victory Summit for Parkinson’s in Jacksonville on January 25th. Four members of our interdisciplinary team were featured speakers at the Summit. Chris Hass, PhD […]

App developed at UF Health for estimating deep brain stimulator battery life

Published: Feb 11th, 2014

The UF Health Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration and the UF Digital Worlds Institute have developed a mobile app for clinicians that will assist them in assessing the battery life of patients’ deep brain stimulator devices.