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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.

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Fall/Winter 2010

In the air we breathe

College researchers are studying the properties and transmission of respiratory pathogens like flu viruses and nanoparticles.

The dreamer and doer

Onyekachukwu “Onyeka” Osakwe hopes to use public health and orthopedics to help the developing world.

Helping hands

At UF’s Physical Therapy Equal Access Clinic, students provide free services to patients unable to afford treatment elsewhere.

New study examines patient decisions

A new study will look at the treatment decisions made by people with colorectal cancer.

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