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Short & Long Term effects of DBS discussed at World Parkinson Congress

Dr. Michael Okun presented “DBS Outcomes: What can you expect in the short term and the long term?” at the 2016 World Parkinson Congress. To watch: Click here to register Choose September 21st Click Dr. Okun’s talk in the list There are lots of other great talks on that page!

Apathy and Parkinson’s Disease

One of the biggest non-motor complaints for Parkinson’s patients is a decline in motivation to participate in daily activities.  If it is taking every effort to get off your couch or out of your bed to engage in desired activities, you may be experiencing a very common symptom of Parkinson’s disease-apathy.  Apathy affects anywhere from…

The Theory that Parkinson’s Disease Would Disappear Following the Flu Epidemic

Two medical students at the University of Florida Center for movement disorders and neurorestoration write about the demise of two Harvard neurologist’s theory that Parkinson’s disease would disappear as all the flu (influenza) epidemic survivors died off.  Read their great paper in this months journal article in Parkinson’s Disease.

Florida Medical Student Publishes a Paper on Estimating Deep Brain Stimulation Battery Life

University of Florida medical student Kaihan Fakhar published an important paper this month on estimation of deep brain stimulator battery life.  This paper was a follow-up to a previous medical student’s work (Mike Montuno) developing electronic web-based estimators for clinicians and patients.  This is a very important paper which lays out important principles in long…

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…

Season of Hope Run 15K Results

Half-Mile Timing – Contractor License Season of Hope 5k/15k – 12/8/2012 Hawthorne Trail Gainesville, Fl Event 2 Boys 13&U 15000 Meter Run ======================================================================= Name Age Team Finals Points ======================================================================= Finals 1 blalock, donovan 12 Unattached 1:12:32.10 Event 2 Women 14-19 15000 Meter Run ======================================================================= Name Age Team Finals Points ======================================================================= 1 Banner, Brooke 15 Unattached…

Season of Hope Run Results 5K

Half-Mile Timing – Contractor License Season of Hope 5k/15k – 12/8/2012 Hawthorne Trail Gainesville, Fl Event 1 Girls 8&U 5000 Meter Run ======================================================================= Name Age Team Finals Points ======================================================================= Finals 1 Smith, Katie 8 Unattached 36:51.30 10 2 Fox, Olivia 8 Unattached 39:40.30 8 3 Pratt, Abigail 5 Unattached 47:43.20 6 4 Balbis, Katie 7…

Former UF Movement Fellow Wins Prestigious Mizuno Award in Japan

The Mizuno award was given to Genko Oyama, M.D., PhD., a former graduate of a two year fellowship at UF’s Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration (2009-2011). The award aims to praise the achievement of Honorary Professor, Yoshikuni Mizuno, and was established in 2008. This award will be given to a young neurologist (under 40…

Large NIH Grant Funded to Study Imaging Markers of Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders

Dr. David Vaillancourt from the UF Department of Health and Human Performance and the UF Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration was awarded a large grant from NIH study study imaging biomarkers of Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders. A summary of the research is below: Parkinson’s disease, multiple system atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, and essential…