Sara S. Sparrow, Ph.D., received a Distinguished Alumni Award
from the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology. Dr. Sparrow
is Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Scientist at Yale University's
Child Study Center and Department of Psychology. Her mentor, Dr.
Paul Satz, attended the ceremony.
Rus Bauer, Ph.D., ABPP/cn has been named Chair of the Department
of Clinical and Health Psychology.
Michael Larson, M.S., has been awarded a predoctoral national
research and service award (NRSA, F31) from NINDS for his grant
"Cognitive Control Disruption in Traumatic Brain Injury".
His funding began January 2006 and will provide research and training
support until he begins his internship in August 2007. His faculty
mentor is Dr. Perlstein.
Faculty and students from UF's department of Clinical and Health
Psychology gave over 31 posters and presentations at the February
2006 meeting of the International Neuropsychology Society in Boston,
MA. Pictures from this meeting can be viewed at: http://www.phhp.ufl.edu/chp/chp_clips/whatsnews/February2006.htm
Emily King has received the APA Division 40 (Neuropsychology)
award for best student research paper in Cognitive Neuroscience
for 2006. The paper, based on her master's thesis, is titled "Relationship
among virtual navigation, self-report measures of spatial ability,
and psychometrically defined spatial ability" and will be presented
at the APA meeting in New Orleans in August 2006. Her mentor is
Four UF neuropsychology graduate students have been awarded competitive
fellowships to attend the 2006 Vivian Smith Summer Institute of
the International Neuropsychological Society. The topic of this
year's program is "Neuropsychology accross the Lifespan"
and is being held from June 19-July 14 in Xylocastro, Greece. The
students receiving this award are: Kimberly Miller, M.S. (4th year),
Lindsey Kirsch-Darrow, M.S. (3rd year), Utaka Springer, M.S. (3rd
year), and Sarah McCann (1st year).
Lindsey Kirsch's research, "Dissociating Apathy
and Depression in Parkinson's Disease" was featured as one
of the "highlights" of the 2005 American Academy of Neurology
meeting in Miami, FL. Only the top 1-2% of all posters at the AAN
are selected to be highlights. This poster was based on her master's
thesis. She is mentored by Dr. Bowers and Dr. Okun.
Sarah Cook, M.S., has been awarded an "AARP Scholars Program"
scholarship pf $10,000 to support her research on neurocognitive
aspects of older drivers. Thirty awards were granted out of 170
national submissions. Her faculty mentor is Dr. Marsiske.
Mohan Krishnan was one of 5 student poster award winners at the
2005 Natioanl Academy of Neuropsychology in Orlando, FL. The poster
was titled, "Increased Intra-Subtest Scatter on the Wechsler
Abrreviated Scale of Intelligence as a Characteristic of Mild Cognitive
Dr. Catherine Price is the recipient of a New Investigator
Research Grant from the American Alzheimer's Association. This is
a 2 year grant to study the effects of surgery on cognitive decline
in patients with early Alzheimer's disease. Her grant, "Non-Cardiac
Surgery and Alzheimer's Disease: Cortisol and Cognitive Decline",
will begin August 2005.
Dr. Russell Bauer, Professor and Associate of Chair, has been
elected as President of Division 40 (Neuropsychology) of the American
Psychological Association. His term runs from August 2005 through
Mabel Lopez, Ph.D. has been awarded a 2 year post-doctoral research
and training grant as part of an NIH/NINDS diversity supplement
to an ongoing R01, Masked Faces in Parkinson's Disease: Mechanism
and Treatment. Her grant begins August 1, 2005. She is mentored
by Dr. Dawn Bowers.
Kim Miller, M.S., has been awarded a predoctoral national research
and service award (NRSA, F31) from NIH to study emotional reactivity
in Parkinson's disease. Her grant, "Parkinson's disease, psychophysiology,
and the Amygdala" began July 1, 2005 and will provide research
and training support for 2 years. Dr. Bowers is her mentor.
Kim Miller, M.S., has received the 2005 Manfried Meier scholarship
for excellence in Neuropsychology from the American Psychological