Medhizadah places second for Levitt Award

Published: April 5th, 2018

Category: News

Shabnam Medhizadah, a second year Rehabilitation Science PhD student, participated and presented on the “Construction and Validation of the 32-item Fitness-to-Drive Screening Measure” and won second place for the Levitt Award. TThe University of Florida at Oak Hammock Retirement Community and the Institute for Learning Retirement held the 8th Annual Student Research on Aging Exposition in March. Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as post-doctoral fellows, were invited to present their research on adult development and aging. Shabnam Medhizadah, a second-year Rehabilitation Science Ph.D. student, participated and presented on the “Construction and Validation of the 32-item Fitness-to-Drive Screening Measure” and won second place for the Levitt Award. This event consisted of three rounds of judging, including abstract submission, poster presentation, and oral presentation. 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. Congratulations Shabnam on your great achievement!