CLAS Outstanding International Students Awards
Psychology Faculty Named as Anderson Scholars Faculty Honorees
Natalie Ebner Selected as 2014 Recipient of the LIFE Outstanding Alumni Award
Natalie Ebner, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Affiliate Faculty in Aging and Geriatric Research, has been named the recipient of the 2014 International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (LIFE) Outstanding Alumni Award. LIFE is a joint international PhD Program of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, the Freie Universität Berlin, the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, the University of Michigan, the University of Virginia, and the University of Zurich. The Research School takes an integrative and interdisciplinary approach to understanding human development in a changing world, connecting evolutionary, ontogenetic, historical, and institutional perspectives.
The award Dr. Ebner receives is in recognition of continued excellence in interdisciplinary devel-opmental science in the awardee’s independent research career post PhD. It is given out annually and is sponsored by the APA Board of Education¬al Affairs Award to Advance Interdisciplinary Education and Training in Psychology. Dr. Ebner is invited to join the LIFE Spring Academy at the University of Michigan in May 2015 and to deliver an award lecture based on her research.
Stepping Up: Stepping Out
The UF Aging Scholars Team (uFAST) stepped up and stepped out into the community this year joining the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease. Thanks to generous donations from Psychology faculty and students, and friends and families of the team, uFAST was the third highest fundraiser of the sixty teams participating in the walk.
Alzheimer’s Disease is ultimately fatal and there is, as yet, no cure. The annual walk brings people together in a compassionate, dedicated effort to raise awareness about this devastating disease. The funds raised go to advancing research that will help treat and prevent this progressive brain disorder.
uFAST includes grad students and faculty from Psychology (Co-captains: Carla Strickland Hughes and Susan Bluck, and team members Hsiao-wen Liao, Katie Dillon, Yao Guan, Natalie Haddad, Kim Smith, Jingwen Liu, Vanessa Diaz, Danielle Davis and Scruffy) and colleagues in Sociology (Wanlu Shi), Marketing (Ilyoung Ju), Political Science (Mauro Caraccioli), NICAP (Jacqueline Baron-Lee and Baby Lourdes), and the community (Susie Rudder).
The Alzheimer’s Association provides programs and support to improve the lives of affected Americans and their families. Visit the North & Central Florida Chapter at http://www.alz.org/cnfl/