Honors and awards

Faculty and staff

Mark Bishop, Ph.D., PT, an associate professor in the department of physical therapy, received the 2017 Florida Physical Therapy Association’s Award for Scholarly Impact on Practice for his research on musculoskeletal pain. The award honors a physical therapist whose scholarly activity has made a meaningful difference to clinical practice.

Daniel Estrada, Ph.D., a clinical assistant professor and director of the master’s in health administration program in the department of health services research, management and policy, has been selected by the American College of Healthcare Executives to serve on the Association of University Programs in Health Administration/Health Administration Press Editorial Board for Graduate Studies for the 2017-2018 term.

Michael Marsiske, Ph.D., an associate professor in the department of clinical and health psychology, has been elected president of Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging) of the American Psychological Association for the 2018-2019 term.

Gloria Miller, Ph.D., PT, a clinical assistant professor and curriculum coordinator in the department of physical therapy, received the 2017 Florida Physical Therapy Association’s Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching. The award recognizes a physical therapist who demonstrates exceptional teaching effectiveness and excellence as a role model in academic teaching for students, faculty and clinicians.

Carolynn Patten, Ph.D., P.T., FAPTA, a professor in the department of physical therapy, was selected to attend the Higher Education Resource Services, or HERS, Institute, which provides a curriculum of leadership development to advance women to senior leadership positions in higher education.

Mattia Prosperi, Ph.D., MEng, an associate professor in the department of epidemiology in PHHP and the UF College of Medicine, received a Southeastern Conference Visiting Faculty Travel Grant from the Office of the Provost. The program offers faculty members from each SEC university the opportunity to travel to other SEC universities to exchange ideas, develop grant proposals and conduct research. Prosperi will collaborate with faculty at Vanderbilt University.

Tara Sabo-Attwood, Ph.D., chair of the department of environmental and global health, was selected to participate in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® program. The program offers intensive leadership training aimed at expanding the national pool of qualified women candidates for leadership in academic medicine, dentistry and public health.

Catherine Striley, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the department of epidemiology and director of the master of science in epidemiology and certificate in psychiatric epidemiology programs in PHHP and the UF College of Medicine, was inducted into the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. The society recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education.

Students

Breton Asken, a doctoral student in clinical psychology, and his co-authors received the 2016 Journal of Athletic Training’s Clint Thompson Award for Clinical Practice Advancement for his study of delayed sports concussion reporting.

Katie Butera and Kelly Hawkins, both doctoral students in rehabilitation science, each received 2017 Promotion of Doctoral Studies, or PODS, scholarships from the Foundation for Physical Therapy.

Marnie Cranmer, a doctoral student in physical therapy, received the Kappa Kappa Gamma Mary Maxwell Gates Scholarship from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Ciera Hall, a master’s in health administration student, received the 2017 Bachrach Family Scholarship from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.

Jonathan Hirst and John Massey, both students in the doctor of audiology program, received summer traineeships funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Hirst conducted research on difficult listening environments at Washington University in St. Louis, and Massey carried out research on amplified speech at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Nebraska.

Young-Rock Hong, a doctoral student in health services research, received the award for the Best Student Abstract at the AcademyHealth annual research meeting for his research on comparing performance of accountable care organizations.

Winston Liu, a doctoral student in physical therapy, received a Department of Veterans Affairs Health Professional Scholarship Program award. After completing his education, he will serve as a full-time VA health care facility employee for at least two years.

Esther Piervil, a doctoral student in public health (social and behavioral sciences concentration), was inducted into the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. The society recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education.

Monica Velasco, a doctoral student in physical therapy, was awarded the 2016-2017 Ben Brown Physical Therapy Scholarship offered by the Florida State Elks Association.

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