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The Brain

UF McKnight Brain Institute

Physicians and scientists with the UF McKnight Brain Institute are dedicated to understanding and restoring brain function. Their goal is to find strategies for healing a damaged brain – whether it be from Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, dystonia, addiction or trauma. Understanding the mind, brain and behavior is an inherently multidisciplinary endeavor, and UF has developed a Neuromedicine Program that capitalizes upon the collaborations between medical divisions to deliver care and investigate diseases and neurological conditions that affect millions of people.

Today the MBI-UF’s collaborative spirit is alive and growing and is represented by more than 300 faculty from 51 academic departments and 10 colleges and entails research and educational programs in nearly all aspects of basic, clinical and translational neuroscience. Additional collaborators around the world expand this into an international effort.