I-MAP PhD Student Places Second for Levitt Award

Levitt AwardThe Institute for Learning Retirement partnered with the University of Florida at Oak Hammock Retirement Community to hold the 8thAnnual Student Research on Aging Exposition in March. Undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral fellows were invited to present their research on adult development and aging. This event consisted of three rounds of judging, including abstract submission, poster presentation, and oral presentation. Shabnam Medhizadah, a second year Rehabilitation Science PhD student, participated and presented her research on the “Construction and Validation of the 32-item Fitness-to-Drive Screening Measure.” Medhizadah won second place for the Levitt Award. Medhizadah’s mentors on this project are Dr. Sherrilene Classen, her primary mentor, and Dr. Andrew Johnson a co-mentor from the University of Western Ontario.