Seven McKnight Brain Institute members from four colleges were named UF Research Foundation Professors for 2019-2022, an honor given to faculty whose research is likely to lead to continuing distinction in their fields.
“Key to this recognition is that it is based not just on what they have done in the past, but what they are expected to achieve in the future,” said David Norton, Ph.D., UF vice president for research.
Established in 1997, UFRF Professors are recommended by their college deans based on nominations from their department chairs, a personal statement and an evaluation of their recent research accomplishments as evidenced by publications in scholarly journals, external funding, honors and awards, development of intellectual property and other measures appropriate to their field of expertise.
The MBI members named UFRF Professors for 2019-2022 are:
Ronald Cohen, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Evelyn F. McKnight Chair for Clinical Translational Research in Cognitive Aging
Director, UF Center for Cognitive Aging and Memory Clinical Translational Research Program
Natalie Ebner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Kelly Foote, M.D.
Professor, Lillian S. Wells Department of Neurosurgery
Co-Director, Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health
Ben Giasson, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Aysegul Gunduz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering
Joanna Long, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Director, Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Facility
Duane Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D.
Phyllis Kottler Friedman Professor, Lillian S. Wells Department of Neurosurgery
Director, UF Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program
Co-Director, Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy