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Exciting dystonia DBS patient story shared

In generalized dystonia, muscles that should contract & relax to cooperate with each other contract at the same time and fight against each other. This causes awkward & painful postures and makes movement very difficult. We see young people with this disorder regularly. We are excited to share this patient story of successful deep brain…

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…