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TEDx Video on Deep Brain Stimulation is “Talk of the Day”

A video of our talk on deep brain stimulation from the 2012 TEDxUF event was posted as a “Talk of the Day” on TEDx’s Google Plus, Twitter & Facebook this past week. We were excited to tell these stories and discuss deep brain stimulation in this kind of venue. Watch it here…

Parkinson and PSP Research Updates: Major Biomechanics Meeting Held at UF

Chris Hass, Ph.D. and Mark Tillman, PhD., from the College of Heath and Human Performance at UF, are playing host to the American Society of Biomechanics annual meeting this week on the UF campus.  The meeting will be held at the UF Hilton across the street from the Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration.  The…

Two special Tourette Syndrome events this week

The Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) is sponsoring a special informational session Thursday night August 16th here at the Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration. Dr. Irene Malaty will speak about the syndrome. How to start a TSA support group in Gainesville will also be discussed. If you wish to attend, please RSVP with Jill Youngkin at…

UF neuropsychology doctoral student receives prestigious award for Parkinson research

Jenna Dietz, M.S., a 5th year graduate student in neuropsychology, was awarded the 2012 Walter G. McMillen Memorial Award for Parkinson Disease Research by the American Psychological Association. This award is intended to stimulate the interest of students in Parkinson disease research. Jenna received a plaque as well as a $1000 cash award which will…

Dr. Okun interviewed on Your Health Matters podcast

Dr. Michael Okun, Co-Director of the UF Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration and the Medical Director for the National Parkinson Foundation, talked with Dr. Craig Wax on the Your Health Matters podcast about Parkinson disease, the NPF “Aware in Care” initiative and much more. Listen here: Your Health Matters interview with Dr. Okun Learn more…

Parkinson’s Treatment Quality Improvement Initiative- NPF Enrolls 5000

The University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration is a proud participant in this program. It is exciting to see NPF reach this milestone. NPF’s Landmark Quality Improvement Initiative Enrolls 5,000 Parkinson’s Patients New Findings Presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 64th Annual Meeting in New Orleans The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced…

Tyler’s Hope Unites Dystonia and Parkinson Patients for a Run

Tyler’s Hope and the University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration brought together dystonia, Parkinson, and movement disorders patients in the Season of Hope Run.  Together over two years, 100,000 has been raised and will be used to address the critical shortage in clinician-scientists in the field.  The first 100,000 check was presented…

“Aware in Care” kits aim to improve hospital stays for Parkinson patients

The National Parkinson Foundation has developed a kit for Parkinson patients that will give them tools to make sure they get the best possible care in the hospital. The “Aware in Care” kit is available for free to patients on the website AwareInCare.org and contains: an action plan to prepare for a hospital visit; a…