School of Aging Studies Faculty Members receive Awards
Dr. Small was awarded a USF Faculty Outstanding Research Achievement Award for 2012, based on his exceptional research accomplishments, including cutting edge articles in the journals Neurology and Cancer, among his 21 publications for 2011. The Neurology paper asked the question "Do changes in lifestyle engagement moderate cognitive decline in normal aging?" and the Cancer paper identified a connection between a specific genotype and "chemo brain," the decline in cognitive ability that accompanies chemotherapy for many cancer patients. Dr. Small was also elected a Fellow in the Association for Psychological Science, one of only 7 at USF, including 2 Distinguished Professors.
Dr. Lisa Brown was selected to be part of the American Psychological Association's Science Leadership Conference in September. She was selected based on her important leadership activities promoting psychological science in our universities and communities. Dr. Brown has been particularly active in bringing psychological science to the area of disaster preparedness and management. She serves on the International Working Group for Emergency Preparedness of Older Adults and on the Emergency Preparedness for Homeless Populations Task Force of the Department of Health and Human Services. She is an active researcher in this area with significant grant funding and publications in top tier journals.