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Student & Alumni Achievements

Student & Alumni Achievements

Florida Student Receives 2015 Benton-Meier Award

Ms. Aliyah Snyder, a doctoral student in clinical psychology at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions, is one of two students nationwide to receive the 2015 Benton-Meier Award from the American Psychological Foundation. Her research has focused on recovery from traumatic brain injury, including examining the role of experience-dependent neuroplasticity after concussion and implementing aerobic exercise as a means of boosting neurorehabilitation post-injury. She has served as the head research coordinator for the Health IMPACTS for Florida’s Concussion Surveillance and Monitoring Program and she is the founder of Athlete Brain, a student-run group that promotes concussion education and awareness. Ms. Snyder is mentored by Dr. Russell Bauer, a professor in the PHHP department of clinical and health psychology.

Snyder, Aliyah head shot
[Photo: Ms. Aliyah Snyder]