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2020 Joint T32 & Movement Fellows Research Symposium

Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration Training Program 2020 Joint T32 Predoc Trainees & Movement Fellows Research Symposium University of Florida Friday, October 30th, 9:00 AM Our T32 trainees and Movement Disorders neurology fellows will present the research they’ve been working on.   Download the Joint T32 and Dellows Research…

Review of motor cortex effects of Parkinson disease published

Dr. David Vaillancourt from the University of Florida and Dr. Roxana Burciu from University of Delaware published a review of what different brain imaging techniques have been showing when looking at the primary motor cortex in Parkinson disease patients. The effects of Parkinson disease on the substantia nigra and related…

Doctoral student’s research selected for presentation

Congratulations to first year CHP doctoral student, Brittany Rohl,  whose research , “Construct validity of the UF DBS Cognitive Rating Scale in 270 patients” was selected for presentation in the  “Cutting Edge Research from Emerging Psychological Scientists:  Late Breaking Poster Session” during the 2018 annual  meeting of the American Psychological…

Parkinson’s progression biomarker covered in UF Explore Magazine

Researchers at the University of Florida have discovered a way to measure the progression of Parkinson disease through brain imaging. See our original post on this research here. This discovery was also discussed on page 4 of the UF Explore research magazine. This new brain imaging protocol…

Diffusion MRI for measuring Parkinson’s disease progression: a UF discovery

“Free water” may sound like what happens when you drink too much water. It is actually “fluid unconstrained by brain tissue, likely because of disease-related degeneration” that turns out to be a biomarker than can be used to track Parkinson’s disease progression in a non-invasive way, thanks to a…

Doctors McFarland and Price receive UF awards

Dr. Catherine Price, faculty in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in the College of Public Health and Health Professions and the Department of Anesthesiology in the College of Medicine, is researching Parkinson’s disease & cognition, in particular the issues with white & gray matter abnormalities that may be involved. Dr. Price was awarded a University of…