Former U.S. Attorney General Reno to open new Movement Disorders Center at UF
Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno will be the first to receive a “patient-centric” tour of UF’s Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration. In 1995, while still serving as attorney general, Ms. Reno announced she had Parkinson’s disease. Her sister, Maggy Hurchalla, an advocate in the fight against Parkinson’s disease, will speak on her behalf at the ribbon-cutting event. The center will give patients with Parkinson’s, dystonia, tremor and movement problems access to the latest research-based care and opportunities to help shape the therapies of tomorrow.
In addition to Ms. Reno and Ms. Hurchalla, the event will feature:
•Michael Good, M.D., dean of the College of Medicine
•Kelly Foote, M.D., co-director of the Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration
•Michael Okun, M.D., center co-director and national medical director of the National Parkinson Foundation
The UF Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute, 3450 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL, 32610, across from the UF Hilton Conference Center
WHEN: Ms. Reno will tour the center at approximately 10 a.m. Monday, April 18. A short program will begin at 11 a.m. Because of Ms. Reno’s medical condition, she will not be available for interviews.
Media representatives are encouraged to RSVP to John Pastor, assistant director of Health Science Center News & Communications, at 352-273-5815 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Parking and escorts to the site are available.
The speaking portion of the event will be streamed live shortly before 11 a.m. at http://tiny.cc/8jy6s or at http://video.ufl.edu