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 the University of Florida’s Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration on Monday, April 18.

Reno will tour the center at approximately 10 a.m. Monday. A short program will begin at 11 a.m and be streamed live at or at

In 1995, while still serving as attorney general, 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 Monday’s ribbon-cutting event at the UF Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute, 3450 Hull Road.

The new 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 Reno and 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; and Michael Okun, M.D., center co-director and national medical director of the National Parkinson Foundation.


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