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Drug addiction takes toll mentally, physically

Published: Nov 6th, 2018

Jason Hunt, M.D., assistant professor of addiction medicine, was featured as an expert source in a Citrus County Chronicle article about opioid addiction.


Genes may affect the severity of CTE

Published: Nov 4th, 2018

Michael Jaffee, M.D., vice chair and associate professor of neurology and director of the Trauma, Concussion and Sports Neuromedicine Program, commented about a new CTE study in The Boston Globe.

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Research Snapshots: Jolie Barter & Dr. Thomas Foster

Published: Oct 16th, 2018

The role of epigenetics in the process of brain aging and cognitive decline.


Challenges in defining inappropriate medication use in Parkinson’s dementia

Published: Oct 10th, 2018

In a recent editorial in JAMA Neurology, a group of neurologists at at The Fixel Center for Neurological Diseases at UF Health discuss medication trends for Parkinson’s disease dementia.


eNeuro highlights study by UF Center for Addiction Research & Education researchers

Published: Oct 5th, 2018

Addiction research led by Drs. Caitlin Orsini and Marcelo Febo, was recently chosen as a Research Highlight in the journal eNeuro.

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2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine: A turning point in the war on cancer

Published: Oct 4th, 2018

In The Conversation, Dr. Duane Mitchell discusses the importance of Drs. James Allison and Tasuku Honjo’s discoveries in immunotherapy.

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Ted Turner has Lewy body dementia, but what is that?

Published: Oct 3rd, 2018

In The Conversation, Dr. Melissa Armstrong explains LBD, how it’s diagnosed and current avenues for researching the disease.


Podcast featuring Dr. Michael Okun covers variety of Parkinson’s disease topics

Published: Oct 1st, 2018

The Institute for Human and Machine Cognition’s podcast, STEM-Talk, features Michael Okun, M.D., who talks about the complexity and treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

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PeCAN program promotes brain health by reducing surgery and anesthesia risks

Published: Sep 28th, 2018

Catherine Price, Ph.D., an associate professor of clinical health and psychology and anesthesiology, was featured in a video by Ivanhoe Broadcast News showcasing the Perioperative Cognitive Anesthetic Network program.

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Dr. Duane Mitchell announces new program at Biden Cancer Summit

Published: Sep 27th, 2018

Duane Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D., co-director of the Preston A. Wells, Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy, announced the UF Health-led Legacy Program in Brain Cancer at the Biden Cancer Summit.