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UF Deep Brain Stimulation Program Covered in Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday published an article about Deep Brain Stimulation successes. Included were the currently U.S. approved indications such as Parkinson’s Disease, essential tremor and dystonia as well as experimental indications such as depression and Tourette syndrome. Dr. Okun and one of our patients were interviewed. Only 10% to 15% of Parkinson’s…

Season of Hope Run – Timing Final Results

UF Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration Season of Hope Runner’s Time Results: 5K Times: Half-Mile Timing – Contractor License            HY-TEK’s Meet Manager Season of Hope Run – 12/10/2011 15K and 5K Hawthorne Trail: Gainesville, Fl Last Completed Event Event 1  Mixed 100 & Under 5k Run RR ======================================================================= Name…

Join us for the 2nd Annual Season of Hope 5k/15k run December 10th

The Season of Hope Run (December 10, 2011) will benefit care, research, education and awareness for children and for adults with dystonia and Parkinson’s disease.  Proceeds will go toward Tyler’s Hope and the CMDNR; the “one stop patient centric” experience. The University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration and Tyler’s Hope: World leaders…

Sunshine Eagles 4518 Gives $2K to the UF Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration

We would like to thank the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Sunshine Eagles #4518, for recently donating $2000 to the Center. The donation efforts on behalf of Parkinson disease were headed up by Terri Cole (pictured on right) and supported by Eagles 4518 President, Edward Kellar. The Sunshine Eagles 4518 are truly a truly wonderful and generous group here in Gainesville, rasing thousands of dollars for…

Turning up the brain – a profile of our new Center

The official magazine of the UF College of Medicine wrote up this great article on our new Center. Read up on our deep brain stimulation surgeries, our clinical treatment and research operations, and what makes our interdisciplinary center unique. Turning up the brain » Florida Physician – University of Florida College of Medicine.

A Night of Champions – Grand Opening Celebration with Rasheda Ali, May 25, 2011

As part of our celebration of the Grand Opening of the new Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration, Rasheda Ali (daughter of Muhammad Ali and world-renowned speaker & Parkinson’s advocate) will be joining us for this special event, “A Night of Champions”. Rasheda was inspired to write her book, by watching the interaction between her…

Dr. Okun & promising UF medical student receive AAN History of Neurology award

At the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) in Honolulu Dr. Michael S. Okun, co-director of the UF Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration, along with Lauren Bowen, one of our promising medical students who matched here for her Neurology residency, received the AAN’s Lawrence C. McHenry: An Award for the…

We’re moving!

Officials will celebrate the grand opening of the University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration at 11 a.m. Monday, April 18, 2011. The center will occupy the fourth floor of the UF Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute at 3450 Hull Road, within easy reach of the UF Hilton Conference Center Hotel and the…