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BRAIN Building: A Conversation with the LaRoe Family

Please join the UF BRAIN Center on Thursday, April 28 at 12:30 pm via Zoom for a BRAIN Building session with Dr. Cindy LaRoe and Mr. Ken LaRoe, JD (CEO of Climate First Bank), founders of The Art of Medicine Foundation. Following a cycling crash in 2011, Dr. LaRoe was diagnosed with a traumatic…

Lakiesha Williams Receives Alzheimer’s Association Grant

BRAIN Steering Committee member and associate professor of Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Lakiesha Williams, recently received an Alzheimer’s Association grant for her work studying the disease. Under a $150,000 grant, her project will provide insights into the role of a genotype called apolipoprotein E, or APOE, in tau pathology related to…

UF Neuro Departments Rank Top 5 in NIH Funding

Neuromedicine and neuroscience research at the University of Florida ranked Top 5 among the nation’s public universities in the 2021 rankings of National Institutes of Health funding published by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, released Feb. 8.

COVID-19 and Risk of Acute Ischemic Stroke in Elderly

A new study published in the journal Neurology analyzing Medicare claims of more than 37,000 patients with COVID-19 and acute ischemic stroke has important clinical implications, according to an accompanying editorial by Alexis Simpkins, M.D., Ph.D., MSCR, FAHA, a clinical assistant professor of neurology in the UF College…

Funding Opportunity

The Brain Injury, Rehabilitation, and Neuroresilience (BRAIN) Center invites proposals supporting our mission to improve understanding of neuroresilience and neural injury and to develop new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies to treat acquired brain injuries.