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Examining the link between contact sports and neurological disease

Published: August 13th, 2018

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. Melissa Armstrong leads development of new disorders of consciousness guidelines

Published: August 10th, 2018

Melissa Armstrong, M.D., M.Sc., was senior author on a new guideline highlighting the importance of an accurate diagnosis and proper care for those in vegetative and minimally conscious states.


Sept. 27-29, 2018: 1st Annual Southeastern Neurodegenerative Disease Conference

Published: August 8th, 2018

Abstract submissions will open in March 2018.


Aug: 10: Practice Mindfulness & Creativity with UF HealthStreet and #352Creates

Published: August 8th, 2018

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Dr. Michael Okun discusses living with Parkinson’s

Published: August 8th, 2018

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.


MBI member plays key role in spine center launch

Published: August 8th, 2018

Daniel Hoh, M.D., associate professor of neurosurgery, was featured in stories by WCJB TV20 and The Independent Florida Alligator about the new UF Health Comprehensive Spine Center.

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New Comprehensive Spine Center opens

Published: August 6th, 2018

MBI members played key roles in development of new UF Health Comprehensive Spine Center.


Aug. 8: MBI Neuromedicine Scholars – Dr. Malú Tansey

Published: August 1st, 2018

The McKnight Brain Institute Neuromedicine Scholars lecture series presents Malú Tansey, Ph.D., who will discuss the role of inflammation and immune responses in age-related neurodegenerative disease.

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Reaction to Alan Alda revealing he has Parkinson’s disease

Published: July 31st, 2018

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.


Aug. 8: MBI Neuromedicine Scholars lecture series

Published: July 27th, 2018

Emory University’s Dr. Malú Tansey discusses the role of inflammation and immune responses in age-related neurodegenerative disease.