Dr. Catherine Price, faculty in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in the College of Public Health and Health Professions and the Department of Anesthesiology in the College of Medicine, is researching Parkinson’s disease & cognition, in particular the issues with white & gray matter abnormalities that may be involved. Dr. Price was awarded a University of Florida Research Foundation (UFRF) Professorship for 2014-2017. The award recognizes her distinguished research efforts and includes some supplementary monies for her research.
Dr. Nikolaus McFarland, faculty in the department of Neurology in the College of Medicine and the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease, received a Excellence Award for Assistant Professors from the Office of the Provost. Dr. McFarland’s research has focused on understanding the pathological mechanisms of Parkinson disease and related disorders, and in particular the role of alpha-synuclein in cell toxicity and neurodegeneration. This award also includes some supplementary monies for his research.