Michael Okun, MD, an internationally recognized expert in movement disorders – particularly in the exploration of non-motor basal ganglia brain features – is the recipient of the 2021 College of Medicine Clinical Science Research Award. This award recognizes outstanding research that has a close connection to clinical medicine and/or a significant impact on the delivery of patient care. He is a professor and chair of the Department of Neurology and director of the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases.
Jiang Bian, PhD, who has a multi-disciplinary background and expertise in developing informatic tools and systems, is the recipient of the 2021 UF College of Medicine Basic Science Research Award. This award recognizes exceptional research that contributes to the understanding of the fundamental underlying principles of biology and medicine.