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Research Snapshots: Drs. Abbi Hernandez & Sara Burke

Published: Aug 16th, 2018

The vulnerability of particular brain regions in old age that are important for problem-solving and reasoning.

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Summer fun with a purpose

Published: Aug 15th, 2018

Camp led by MBI members helps kids with OCD and anxiety, advances research.

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Examining the link between contact sports and neurological disease

Published: Aug 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.

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Dr. Melissa Armstrong leads development of new disorders of consciousness guidelines

Published: Aug 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.

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Dr. Michael Okun discusses living with Parkinson’s

Published: Aug 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.

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MBI member plays key role in spine center launch

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

Published: Aug 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: Jul 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.

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Panel discusses mental illness stigma facing minorities

Published: Jul 27th, 2018

Andres Pumariega, M.D., chief of child and adolescent psychiatry, participated in a National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month town hall discussion covered by The Gainesville Sun.

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PeCAN program assesses cognition pre- and post-surgery

Published: Jul 25th, 2018

Catherine Price, Ph.D., an associate professor of clinical health and psychology and anesthesiology, was recently featured in The Gainesville Sun in a feature highlighting the benefits of the new PeCAN program.