Rehabilitation Science PhD student, Sudeshna Chatterjee, was selected for a Leighton Cluff Award based on her outstanding research paper on the topic of “Mobility function and recovery after stroke: insights from sympathetic nervous system activity.” This awards program is supported by the Leighton E. Cluff Endowment, and the Institute for Learning in Retirement at Oak Hammock. Dr. Cluff was an early and influential leader at the UF Health Science Center, and a crucial contributor to establishing the close relationship between UF and the VA Medical Center. The purpose of these awards is to encourage student scholarly investigation on issues related to older adults and the aging process. Students are encouraged to examine any topic within the fields of gerontology and geriatrics, broadly defined.
Last week, Sudeshna and her mentoring team of Drs. David Clark, Dorian Rose, and Emily Fox attended the awards ceremony at Oak Hammock. She was awarded her certificate and cash prize for both the Leighton Cluff Award and the first-place Robert A. Levitt award she won in March.