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Mark Gold, M.D., an international authority on addiction medicine, and chairman of the University of Florida College of Medicine's department of Psychiatry. Photo by Sarah Kiewel/University of Florida

Dr. Mark Gold named UF’s Distinguished Alumni Professor

Published: May 20th, 2011

The University of Florida and the UF Alumni Association have selected College of Medicine professor Dr. Mark Gold as the 17th Distinguished Alumni Professor for 2011-2013. “We are thrilled to have […]


Published: May 16th, 2011

Dear Friends, This May we will launch an ambitious plan for research, uniting our nation’s best and brightest in a way not seen since President John F. Kennedy announced the […]

Dr. Pedro Fernandez-Funez Earns Excellence Award

Published: May 6th, 2011

Excellence Awards for Assistant Professors The UF Provost’s Office hosts the “Excellence Awards for Assistant Professors” competition.  The annual award recognizes excellence in research among Assistant Professors. Each award is a one-time allocation […]

Neuromedicine chairs to deliver updates

Published: March 16th, 2011

The four chairs of the University of Florida’s “neuromedicine” departments — neurology, neuroscience, neurosurgery and psychiatry — will discuss the latest research and medical initiatives from 2 p.m. to 3:30 […]

Brent Reynolds and colleagues have devised a way to use an algorithm to track populations of stem cells or cancer cells with stemlike properties.

Go figure: Math model may help researchers with stem cell, cancer therapies

Published: January 28th, 2011

‘Math is going to be the new microscope of the 21st century …’

Speech pathologist Christine Sapienza (right) helps patient Lou DeLaney use an Expiratory Muscle Strength Training device at the UF Speech and Hearing Center on Sept. 29, 2010. New UF research shows that EMST therapy can improve swallowing function in patients with Parkinson’s disease. (Photo by Jesse S. Jones/University of Florida)

Device may reduce swallowing health risk in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Published: November 23rd, 2010

A hand-held device that strengthens the muscles involved in swallowing can address a serious symptom of Parkinson’s disease, according to a new University of Florida study. In what researchers believe […]

Some kids with spinal cord injury may be overlooked for walking rehabilitation

Published: November 23rd, 2010

“The prevailing clinical view is patients who are able to recover need to display early leg movement. The children in our studies displayed minimal or no movement, yet some were still able to make significant improvement.” — Dena Howland, an associate professor of neuroscience

New MBI director named

New MBI director named

Published: September 6th, 2010

A leading authority in neurology and translational research has been named the new executive director of the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida. […]

MBI scientists find link in humans between memory, nerve cell production

Published: August 26th, 2010

Production of new nerve cells in the human brain is linked to learning and memory, according to a University of Florida study now online in the journal Brain. The research […]

Tetsuo Ashizawa, M.D., is the chairman and the Melvin Greer professor of the department of neurology.

Unusual genetic mutation linked to disabling brain disease

Published: July 19th, 2010

Researchers have discovered a genetic mutation that contributes to a rare brain disease that causes patients to lose control of their coordination and movements. Writing in PLoS Genetics, scientists with […]