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Welcome to the New PM&R Department!

Kevin Vincent, M.D., Ph.D., (center) founding chair of the UF College of Medicine’s new PM&R Department, speaks during a meeting with department faculty and residents. The BRAIN Center is happy to welcome the new Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation! Several of our center members, including…

BRAIN Building Returns: July 26

Join the Brain Injury, Rehabilitation, and Neuroresilience (BRAIN) Center for the return of the BRAIN Building Seminar Series on Monday, July 26 at 12 pm via Zoom (register at bit.ly/BRAIN-Building3). Dr. Lakiesha Williams, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering & Director of the Tissue Mechanics, Microstructure, &…

Jay Clugston Awarded SEC Michael L. Slive Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Jay Clugston, Team Physician and BRAIN Steering Committee Member UF Athletic Association Team Physician and BRAIN Steering Committee member Dr. Jay Clugston, along with 13 other members of the Southeastern Conference’s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force, have been named recipients of the…

Congratulations to Center Member Paramita Chakrabarty

Congratulations to Center Member and Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Paramita Chakrabarty, PhD, who received the Excellence Award recognizing outstanding tenure-track assistant professors. This award from UF’s Department of Academic Affairs is a one-time allocation of $5,000 in support of research. Dr. Chakrabarty was one of only two College of…

Brain Awareness Week Helmet Winners

Earlier this year, the UF BRAIN Center, along with the McKnight Brain Institute, co-sponsored a helmet giveaway for Alachua County students as part of Brain Awareness Week. Volunteers from the North Central Florida Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN), the only student-run SfN chapter in the U.S., visited…

Neurocritical Care Team Earns Patient Safety Award

Center member, Katharina Busl, MD, and her colleagues in the UF Neurocritical Care team have received the W. Martin Smith Interdisciplinary Patient Safety Award, co-sponsored by the UF College of Medicine Continuing Medical Education and the Florida Self-Insurance Program.

Read the Latest from the Abisambra Lab

BRAIN Steering Committee member, Joe Abisambra, PhD, and his team research how broad kinase inhibition mitigates early neuronal dysfunction in tauopathy.

Sleep Saboteurs

In Ocala Style Magazine, Center Director Dr. Michael Jaffee discusses the importance of sleep on brain health and offers advice for better sleep.

Center Member Canderlario-Jalil in Experimental Neurology

BRAIN Center member, Eduardo Candelario-Jalil, PhD, explores the “Impact of aging and comorbidities on ischemic stroke outcomes in preclinical animal models: A translational perspective” in an invited review article for a special issue of Experimental Neurology.