Meryl Alappattu and Virginia Little, doctoral students in the college’s rehabilitation science program, received Promotion of Doctoral Studies Scholarships from the Foundation for Physical Therapy Board of Trustees. The program funds the most highly-qualified doctoral and post-doctoral students preparing for research careers. Alappattu’s scholarship was supported by the Georgia State-Marquette Challenge and Little received the Marylou Barnes-Patricia Leahy Award for post-professional studies in neurology.
Shilpa Patil, a doctoral student in the rehabilitation science program, won the Neurology Section Graduate Student Research Award at the American Physical Therapy Association’s combined sections meeting.
Laura Zahodne, a doctoral student in the department of clinical and health psychology, received the Walter G. McMillen Memorial award for Parkinson’s Disease Research from the American Psychological Association’s Division of Adult Development and Aging. It is the second time in three years that a UF clinical and health psychology graduate student has been selected for the award. Ania Mikos received the first McMillen award in 2008.