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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…

BRAIN Building Returns: Brooks Rehabilitation

Join us on February 24 from 12-1 pm for the first BRAIN Building of Spring 2022. Dr. Kenneth Ngo, Medical Director of the Brain Injury Program at Brooks Rehabilitation, will moderate a discussion between Dr. Emily Fox (UF & Brooks), Dr. Trevor Paris (Brooks), and Dr. Dorian Rose (UF &…

Promoting Brain Health to Reduce Rates of Alzheimer’s

As a partner in the new Florida Brain Health Consortium, the University of Florida is strategically working to reduce rates of Alzheimer’s disease by focusing on lowering known risk factors such as hypertension, physical inactivity and depression.

UF Researchers Headline Latest Issue of Continuum

Michael Jaffee, M.D., served as guest editor for the December edition of the journal Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology. Jaffee is director of UF’s Brain Injury, Rehabilitation and Neuroresilience Center (BRAIN Center) and vice chair of the department of neurology.

Carolina Maciel Featured on Neurology Minute

Dr. Carolina Maciel was recently featured on the Neurology Minute podcast, where she discussed her article “Neurologic Outcome Prediction in the ICU” from the recent Neurocritical Care issue of Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology. Listen & Subscribe at Neurology Minute.

Our Community, Our Health Town Hall

One year ago, members of the UF BRAIN Center teamed up with HealthStreet and Joseph Giacino, Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard, for the Our Community, Our Health (OCOH) Town Hall on Traumatic Brain Injury. While the emergence of COVID-19…

Center Director Featured on Radio Health Journal Podcast

Center Director Dr. Mike Jaffee recently joined Dr. Muhammad Adeel Rishi (Mayo Clinic) and Dr. Steve Hanke (Johns Hopkins University) on the Radio Health Journal podcast to discuss “The Downside of Springing Ahead.” They examine the annual switch to Daylight Saving Time and how it brings more accidents, heart attacks,…

Brain Awareness Week

The UF BRAIN Center is excited to be teaming up with the North Central Florida SfN society to promote brain and helmet safety during Brain Awareness Week. March 15-20, members of NCF SfN will zoom in with participating classrooms across Alachua County to lead fun, interactive…