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Researchers In The Spotlight

Examining the link between contact sports and neurological disease

Steven DeKosky, M.D., professor of neurology and deputy director of the McKnight Brain Institute, was recently featured in a story published by the American Academy of Neurology’s Brain & Life magazine revisiting the paper he co-authored with Dr. Bennet Omalu about CTE.

Dr. Michael Okun discusses living with Parkinson’s

Following Alan Alda’s announcement that he has Parkinson’s, Dr. Michael Okun explains in an article for The Conversation that it’s a livable disease, but there’s a critical shortage of doctors to treat it.

Reaction to Alan Alda revealing he has Parkinson’s disease

Michael Okun, M.D., neurology chair and medical director of the National Parkinson’s Foundation, comments on actor Alan Alda revealing that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease three-and-a-half years ago in USA Today and the New York Daily News.