Alumni updates

Michael “Brad” Cannell, doctorate in epidemiology ’13, is one of only 50 participants accepted for the National Institute on Aging’s 2014 Butler-Williams Scholars Program. He is an assistant professor in the department of biostatistics and epidemiology at the University of North Texas.

At 32 years old, Stephen Brint Carlton, master’s in health administration ’05, was elected as one of the youngest, if not the youngest, county judges in Orange County, Tex. He takes office January 1. He was also promoted to the rank of major in the USAF Reserve. He is currently a juvenile prosecutor in Orange County and a joint medical planner in USTRANSCOM’s Joint Enabling Capabilities Command at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia. He married Claire Elysse Parker in 2012 and their first child, Mayve Elysse Parker Carlton, was born May 19, 2014.

Maggie Horn, doctorate in physical therapy ’10, master’s in public health ’11, and doctorate in rehabilitation science ’13, is the recipient of the New Investigator Fellowship Training Initiative award from the Foundation for Physical Therapy.

Roberta Isleib, doctorate in clinical psychology ’85, writing under the name Lucy Burdette, will publish “Death With All the Trimmings,” the fifth book in her Key West food critic mystery series, in December. She has also published an e-book, “Deadly Advice,” the first in her new advice column mystery series.

William Kennedy, bachelor’s in health science ’95 and master’s in rehabilitation counseling ’97, received UF Public Health Week’s Public Health Hero award. He is the executive director of the Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida., peer support and independent living skills education for people with disabilities. peer support and independent living skills education for people with disabilities

Rob Marlowe, master’s in business administration (health and hospital administration) ’78, was elected mayor of New Port Richey, Fla. in April. He continues his full time job as chief financial officer of Gulfcoast Networking, a managed IT services company.

Dan McNeil, internship in clinical and health psychology ’82, received West Virginia University’s Claude Worthington Benedum Distinguished Scholar Awards for 2013-2014. The award recognizes excellent faculty in creative research at the university. He is a professor in WVU’s department of psychology.

Julie Moderie, master’s in public health ’06, has been promoted to chief operations officer of WellFlorida Council Inc., a private nonprofit located in Gainesville.

Chad Rudnick, bachelor’s in health science ’07, is the pediatrician and founder of Boca VIPediatrics and the CEO of VIPediatrics, which offers personalized pediatric care in an all-access membership model with benefits like 24/7 access to the doctor.

Pablo Saldana, doctorate in rehabilitation science ’12, has been promoted to manager of Patient and Family Centered Care at Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville. He also offers rehabilitation counseling and vocational services and recently received a grant from the American Cancer Society to provide those services to patients in hematology/oncology.

Melody Schiaffino, a doctorate in health services research ’14, was elected to the 2014 University of Florida Hall of Fame.

Julie Timm, master’s in health administration ’04, has been named vice president of marketing and communications for Bethesda Lutheran Communities, a national provider of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She previously served as communications director for Milwaukee Regional Medical Center in Wauwatosa.

J. Kay Waid-Ebbs,doctorate in rehabilitation science ’08, received a level 2 Career Development Award from the Veteran’s Administration Office of Rehabilitation Research and Development. The award funds research and training to enable her to become an independent VA researcher. Her research will focus on the use of a metacogntive training method for veterans with blast-related mild traumatic brain injury.

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