Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Disease

Michael S. Okun, M.D., Receives Honor for Leadership and Lasting Impact in Neurology

Michael S. Okun, M.D., has been named a University of Florida Distinguished Professor. This is the highest faculty honor awarded at UF and represents Okun's dedication to leadership and his lasting impact on the field of neurology. Okun joins seven other faculty across campus selected for the designation this year. He is only the fifth faculty member from the College of Medicine to receive this honor.

UF, UF Health Announce New Research and Technology Incubator

The University of Florida and the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health announced today the creation of a new Research and Technology Innovation Incubator. Selected for support through UF President Ben Sasse’s strategic funding process, this 20,000-square-foot space will serve as a state-of-the-art hub for interdisciplinary collaborations among the colleges. The $960,000 initiative also will establish the Fixel Institute as an international destination for leading-edge science and collaboration.

UF Joins Global Study Into Parkinson’s Onset and Progression

The University of Florida has been selected to join The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s landmark clinical study, the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI), a global project seeking to discover new insights into the onset and progression of Parkinson’s disease by studying people with and without the disease.

Is It Time for a New Image of Parkinson’s Disease?

In an article published in the journal JAMA Neurology, Dr. Melissa J Armstrong and Dr. Michael S Okun argue that it is ‘Time for a new image of Parkinson’s disease’ that more accurately reflects the varied experiences of the people with the condition.