T32 Training Activities 2015-2016


T32 Sponsored Speaker Series  

All Seminars are Co-Hosted by the T32 Interdisciplinary Training in Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration


Rehabilitation Science (McKnight Brain Institute DeWeese Auditorium, 12-1 PM)

October 28, 2015:   “Neural interface in rehabilitation science”,  Dr. Vivian Mushahwar, Ph.D., Professor,  U. Alberta, Canada 

Applied Physiology & Kinesiology  (FL Gym, Room 235 4-5pm)

Dec 3, 2015, “Synaptic origins of cerebellar disease”,  Dr. Roy Sillitoe, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tx.   

Neurology/CMDNR  (McKnight Brain Institute DeWeese Auditorium, 12-1 PM

Feb 23, 2016, “Skepticism:  Lessons learned from Cholesterol, Statins, and Parkinson’s disease”,  Dr. Xuemei Huang, Professor & Vice Chair, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA.

Neurology/CMDNR  (McKnight Brain Institute DeWeese Auditorium, 11-12 PM

March 8, 2016, “Reconceptualizing the biology of essential tremor”,  Dr. Elan Louis, Professor, Yale University.       

Biomedical Engineering  (McKnight Brain Institute DeWeese Auditorium, 11-12 PM

April 11, 2016, “ ”,  Dr. Ron Triolo, Professor, Case Western Reserve   


CMDNR Think Tanks  

  • Deep Brain Stimulation Think Tank March 10-11, 2016;  UF-Lake Nona Campus
  • PSP-LBD Think Tank             April 8-9, 2016,  UF
  • Parkinson Disease Symposium May 7, 2016


 Weekly CMNDR Meetings

  • Tuesday mornings, 8-9 AM
  • Deweese Auditorium, MBI (except 3rd Tuesday & then held at CMNDR)
  • De Jesus (movement fellow) has placed you on listserve for these meetings & topics


T32 Monthly Trainee Meetings with Drs. Bowers & Vaillancourt  2015-2016

Dates for “most meetings” is 2nd Friday of the month, unless indicated otherwise.  Meeting time: 7:00 AM,   

Location – McKnight Brain Institute – Ground Floor  Rm LG101B     


  • 8/28/2015 Orientation:  Career paths of Vaillancourt & Bowers
  • 9/25/2016 Trainee Research:  Jonathon Shute  (BME)
  • 10/23/15 Trainee Research: Sruti Rayoprolu (Neuroscience)
  • 11/20/2015 Trainee Research:  Barbara Perez (Genetics)
  • 1/22/2016 Trainee Research:  Jacob Lafo  (Cognitive Neuroscience)
  • 2/23/2016 Yearly Review with Advisory Board
  • 3/25/2016 Trainee Research:  Jesse DeSimone (APK)
  • 4/10/2016 Trainee Research:  Jae Woo Chung  (APK)
  • 5/14/2016 Trainee Research:   Bonnie Scott (Cognitive Neuroscience)