Price receives UF Excellence Award for Assistant Professors

price-210x300Catherine Price, Ph.D., an assistant professor with a joint appointment in the PHHP department of clinical and health psychology and the College of Medicine department of anesthesiology, is a 2013 recipient of the Excellence Award for Assistant Professors, presented by UF’s Provost’s Office. The awards program recognizes research accomplishments by junior faculty members and it includes a $5,000 award to support the faculty member’s research-related expenses such as travel, equipment, books and graduate students.

Price studies the roles of the brain’s gray and white matter on cognitive changes and susceptibility to decline for adults with Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. Her work also examines how these changes may put individuals at risk for cognitive decline after events such as major surgeries.