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9th Annual PD Symposium- April 30,2011

NOTE: This symposium happened in 2011. View the recordings of these talks and others on our Parkinson Education page. April 30th, 2011 from 9AM-1PM, TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 4000 NW 53rd Avenue in Gainesville. Registration is requested, as lunch is provided to all who attend. This educational seminar is FREE and OPEN to all Parkinson…

Season of Hope Run 2010 Thank You

The UF Movement Disorders Center and Tyler’s Hope for a Dystonia Cure are grateful for the support of corporate and private sponsors of our first annual Season of Hope Run, held on December 11th, 2010!  Raising money for research in the midst of a holiday season is never easy, but these generous and very proactive…

Short film features Deep Brain Simulation treatment for Parkinson’s

A short film “I Just Wanna Dance” by film student Jim Harry documents the story of a woman who started getting Parkinson Disease symptoms at the age of 34. She has founded an NPF support group chapter and she wrote a book that helps explain to children what is happening to their parent with PD.…

Season of Hope Timing results

Timing results are in! Thanks to everyone who ran, walked and joined us at Hawthorne Trail on December 11th (300 runners and a bunch of volunteers) Timing Results   Drs. Okun & Malaty Start! A lot of people from the Brain Institute ran

Season of Hope Run Dec 11th

We are proud to announce the first annual Season of Hope 5K/15K Run to benefit Tyler’s Hope for a Dystonia Cure and the University of Florida Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center. The Season of Hope Run will be held on December 11, 2010 and will benefit care, research, education and awareness for children and…

Huntington’s Disease Walk – November 20, 2010

Below is the information for the Walk in Gainesville. Visit this website for more information on other Walks around the country. Team Hope Walk- Gainesville, FL November 20, 2010 Westside Park/Albert Ray Masse Park 1001 NW 34th Street Gainesville, FL 32605 Pre- Registration: 8:30AM Day of event registration: 9:30AM Pre-Registration fee: $15 Day of Registration…

“Art for Life” program featured in the Alligator newspaper

Our campus newspaper, The Alligator, visited our “Art for Life” program last week and wrote a brief article about how our Parkinson patients meet and make art that is both meaningful and motivational. Katherine Castle, an Art for Life volunteer who also has Parkinson’s disease, said she doesn’t want to be defined by her disorder.…

Welcoming Drs. Ashizawa and Subramony to the UFMDC team

The UF Movement Disorders Center is excited to welcome, belated though it may be, Tetsuo Ashizawa, MD and S.H. Subramony, MD to the Movement Disorders team. They bring an expertise in ataxia and in Huntington’s disease to the table and are holding special clinics for these disorders. In addition to their work with the Movement…