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Janet Romrell PA-C for the UF Center for Movement Disorders Recognized for Service

Congratulations to Janet Romell PAC who was awarded a service pin for 15 years of service to UF! Janet has been a dedicated member of the UF movement disorder center ever since it was established. She graduated from University of Floria P.A. school and has helped care for hundreds of patients with Parkinson disease, atypical…

Florida Tourette Doctor Diagnoses and Treats a Rare Movement Disorder

Dr. Irene Malaty was featured in a recent Orlando based news story for her heroic efforts on behalf of one of her patients. Dr. Malaty runs an interdisciplinary clinical-research enterprise for Tourette and tic disorder patients at the University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration. Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood is an incredibly rare disorder…

Dance for Life program brings arts and medicine together

The UF & Shands Arts in Medicine program called Dance for Life brings together dance students and professors, physicians, and patients. The Gainesville Sun talked to Jill Sonke, director of the Center for the Arts in Medicine at UF, and Irene Malaty, MD, medical director for the National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence at UF about…

More on Parkinson Disease and Depression

Dr. Irene Malaty talked to WCJB TV and GTN TV over the last couple of weeks about the National Parkinson Foundation findings on depression in Parkinson disease. WCJB Interview GTN Interview

NY Knicks Executive Talks about Parkinson’s Disease, UF and Better Days Ahead

John Gabriel former Orlando Magic GM and current NY Knicks Executive talks about how he is beating Parkinson’s Disease. He threw himself into his work, scouting dozens of games in Orlando and beyond and spending week after week with colleagues in New York. Gabriel would take a cocktail of medicines, including Sinemet three times a…

Now offering a non-drug treatment for Tics/Tourette’s

Traditionally, Tourette’s Syndrome/Tics have been treated effectively with medication.  Currently, there is a relatively new non-drug treatment that is creating a stir in the Tourette’s rehab world that is used in conjuction with medication.  This program is known as Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT). This program is available for both children and adults. CBIT…

Dr. Malaty talks Agent Orange and Parkinson Disease on NPR

The Department of Veteran’s Affairs recently published an update on their research into links between Agent Orange and Parkinson Disease. Dr. Irene Malaty, director of UF’s National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence, discussed this update with NPR. The most recent update, Malaty added, changed the criteria to treat Parkinson’s disease caused by Agent Orange from…

Exciting dystonia DBS patient story shared

In generalized dystonia, muscles that should contract & relax to cooperate with each other contract at the same time and fight against each other. This causes awkward & painful postures and makes movement very difficult. We see young people with this disorder regularly. We are excited to share this patient story of successful deep brain…

NPF Parkinson Center of Excellence renewed at UF

The University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration has been named a Center of Excellence by the National Parkinson Foundation for the third time. Excerpts from the UF&Shands News Article: “It’s an honor to be recognized by the National Parkinson Foundation as a Center of Excellence, and it also reignites the challenge to…