Parkinson's Expert on the Death of Janet Reno

7-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST

University of Florida

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"Janet Reno lived two decades with Parkinson's and she was an amazing example to everyone suffering with this disease that it is possible to live a happy life. She was the first woman attorney general and nearly won the Democratic primary for governor. She drove all over the state in her little red truck and showed the world that Parkinson's does not have to define you. She was the first patient at the Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence at the University of Florida and she was a champion for the interdisciplinary care concept."

- Michael S. Okun, M.D.Professor and chairman of neurology at UF Health, Medical Director, Parkinson's Foundation

For media interviews, please contact Michelle Koidin Jaffee, assistant director of communications at the University of Florida Health, McKnight Brain Institute:michelle.jaffee@ufl.edu

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