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Dr. Katharina Busl explains that death is a process, not a moment in time

Published: April 19th, 2019

In The Conversation, Dr. Katharina Busl weighs in on new study on the brains of pigs suggesting that some activity could be restored even after the animals had been dead for four hours.

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Seven MBI members named UF Research Foundation Professors

Published: April 18th, 2019

Seven McKnight Brain Institute members from four colleges were named UF Research Foundation Professors for 2019-2022.


Dr. Maryam Rahman earns Preuss Research Award

Published: April 16th, 2019

Maryam Rahman, M.D., was named the 2019 Preuss Research Award winner during the American Association of Neurological Surgeons annual scientific meeting.

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Addiction symposium focuses on opioid crisis

Published: April 15th, 2019

Experts from diverse fields united to share perspectives on the opioid crisis during annual CARE symposium.

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April 15: Annual CARE Symposium – Opioids and the Brain

Published: April 10th, 2019

Annual UF Center for Addiction Research & Education Symposium: “Opioids and the Brain: Mechanisms and Impact.”


Read the MBI’s spring e-newsletter

Published: April 9th, 2019

Read about our brain awareness activities, major gifts, new collaborations and more in the spring edition of our e-newsletter, The Brainstorm.


April 11: McKnight Inter-institutional Meeting keynote address

Published: April 4th, 2019

Dr. Tony Wyss-Coray from Stanford University will discuss the systemic regulation of brain aging and neurodegeneration.

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Fixel Institute selected for prestigious fellowship in movement disorders

Published: April 2nd, 2019

UF among five academic health centers chosen to host the fifth class of the Safra Fellowship from the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

In a Q&A in the latest issue of Practical Neurology, Michael S. Jaffee, M.D., vice chair of the UF department of neurology and director of the Trauma, Concussion and Sports Neuromedicine Program, discusses the role sleep disorders play in TBI recovery.

Sleep and Traumatic Brain Injury

Published: March 25th, 2019

In a Q&A in Practical Neurology, Dr. Michael Jaffee addresses how treating sleep disorders can promote recovery following a traumatic brain injury.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Director Dr. George Koob recently delivered the annual Luttge Lectureship in Neuroscience at the McKnight Brain Institute.

Alcohol abuse in the U.S. — Q&A with NIAAA Director Dr. George Koob

Published: March 21st, 2019

About 90,000 Americans die from alcohol use disorder each year. NIAAA Director Dr. George Koob discusses the magnitude of the problem and where research is headed.