Fixel Institute selected for prestigious fellowship in movement disorders

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Christopher W. Hess, M.D.

The Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health has been selected to host a prestigious Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

UF is among five academic health centers chosen to host the fifth class of the Safra Fellowship. In addition to UF Health’s movement disorders fellowship program, the other selectees are: Baylor College of Medicine in Houston; Toronto Western Hospital in Canada; University of Alabama at Birmingham; and University College London, Queen Square Institute of Neurology.

The program provides resources for top centers to train new clinician-researcher movement disorder specialists to grow a global base of talented, dedicated experts who can deliver high-quality care and contribute to research across the movement disorder field.

Christopher W. Hess, M.D., director of UF’s Movement Disorders Fellowship Program, underscored the significance of the honor.

“The training that the Edmond J. Safra fellow will receive will uniquely position her or him to become a future thought leader in the field of movement disorders,” Hess said.

Click here to learn more about the Edmond J. Safra Fellowship