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Dr. Michael Okun

What is the link between Parkinson’s and Ali’s death?

Published: Jun 7th, 2016

While Muhammad Ali knocked out a slew of boxing greats inside the ring, his toughest battle was that against Parkinson’s disease. Michael Okun, M.D., chair of the UF Department of Neurology […]

Neuroscience interns present their research

Published: Jun 1st, 2016

Please join us as the first cohort of the Summer Neuroscience Internship Program “SNIP” students present their research. Thursday, Aug. 4 Noon-2 pm LG-110A/B McKnight Brain Institute  

New UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital to open in 2018

Published: Jun 1st, 2016

Two new hospitals –  the UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital and the UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital – are currently under construction and set to become the Southeast’s most advanced center for […]

Understanding neurodegenerative diseases

Published: Jun 1st, 2016

Edgardo Rodriguez-Lebron, Ph.D., explains how his research is leading to a better understanding of neurodegenerative diseases. His work involves exploring why some neurons are vulnerable to disease and developing gene-based therapeutic […]

Immunotherapy for brain cancer

Published: Jun 1st, 2016

Duane Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D., co-director of the Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy and director of the UF Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program in the MBI, discusses his research […]

New MBI fact sheet published

Published: Jun 1st, 2016

The MBI’s mission is to understand how normal central nervous system development and function contribute to higher cognitive functions, including lifelong learning and memory, through complex interactive neural circuitries that produce all […]