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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.