‘College of Public Health and Health Professions’ Category
The College of Public Health and Health Professions is one of the largest and most diversified health education institutions in the nation. The college is composed of eight departments: behavioral science and community health; clinical and health psychology; communicative disorders; environmental and global health; epidemiology and biostatistics; health services research, management and policy; occupational therapy; and physical therapy. The college ranks among the top health professions schools in the country in research funding from the National Institutes of Health.
Vonetta Dotson, a graduate student in the department of clinical and health psychology, has received a Neuroscience Scholars Fellowship from the Society for Neuroscience. The three-year award offers a stipend, assistance with travel costs to attend the society’s annual meeting, enrichment programs and mentoring opportunities.
University of Florida scientists have been awarded a five-year, $13.5 million federal grant to lead a national group of researchers who will study rehabilitation techniques designed to improve walking in the first year after stroke. “These are critical questions that are very important as we address the needs of aging patients,” said Pam Duncan, Ph.D., [...]
Emily Kuhl, a graduate student in the department of clinical and health psychology, received a travel grant to attend the 9th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America held in this September in Boca Raton. She presented a research poster on the psychological benefits of exercise for patients with late-stage heart failure.
David Fuller, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the department of physical therapy, received a two-year $150,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the effect of female sex hormones on functional recovery of breathing after high cervical spinal cord injury. These experiments will help establish if gender hormones should be considered an important [...]
Laura Williams, a graduate student in the department of clinical and health psychology, is one of 10 students nationally to be named to the Student Advisory Board of the Society of Pediatric Psychology. Board members represent the interests of students in society programming, structure and training, and they encourage student participation.
Kimberly Miller, a graduate student in the department of clinical and health psychology, was awarded a two-year National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health to support her research on emotion in Parkinson’s disease. She is also the recipient of the Manfred Meier Neuropsychology Scholarship, given by the American Psychological Foundation.
Harrison Jones, a rehabilitation science doctoral student with a concentration in communication and swallowing science, was awarded the Larry Director Graduate Student Scholarship from the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. He also received a Graduate Student Scholarship from the UF Women’s Club.
Billy Jeffries, a student in the Master of Public Health and sociology doctoral programs, was awarded the American Public Health Association’s 2005 Excellence in Abstract Submission award for student members. He also received the association’s HIV/AIDS Section Student Scholarship.
Alice Holmes, Ph.D., a professor in the department of communicative disorders, has received specialty certification for cochlear implant audiologists from the American Board of Audiology. Fewer than 25 audiologists nationwide have been awarded the certification, which verifies broad-based knowledge of cochlear implants and competency in several key areas of the implant process including counseling, device [...]
Michelle Harwood, a graduate student in the department of clinical and health psychology, is one of three nationwide winners of the 2005 Dissertation Award, presented by the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment. Harwood received $2,000 to support her pediatrics research.