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University of Utah Designated as a Center of Excellence (CoE) in Tourette Syndrome (TS)

Himle accepts award for CoE

Michael Himle and Dr. Fran Filloux in the Department of Neurology serve as codirectors of the program. The goal of the TS CoE program is to improve the quality of life of people living with TS and other tic disorders by promoting the highest level of care, research, education and training, and advocacy and awareness of these conditions. The U of U is one of nine programs nationally to receive this designation and one of only three to receive funding from the Tourette Association to support its mission and activities.

Michael Himle’s research focuses on developing and testing non-pharmacological treatments for TS and tic disorders and disseminating empirically based treatments.


Pictured (left to right): Tourette Association board member Randi Zemsky, Tourette Association President and CEO John Miller, U of U Associate Professor and CoE director Dr. Michael Himle, and Tourette Association Executive Vice President of Research and Medical Programs Dr. Kevin McNaught

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Last Updated: 6/4/21