Szymkowicz Wins Benton-Maier Award

Published: July 27th, 2016

Category: Recent News, Students

CHP doctoral student Sarah Szymkowicz has won the prestigious Benton-Maier award for Neuropsychology from the American Psychological Foundation

Sarah Szymkowicz, MS, Dept of Clinical & Health Psychology

Sarah Szymkowicz, MS, Dept of Clinical & Health Psychology

Congratulations to CHP Doctoral Student Sarah M. Szymkowicz (Mentor: Vonetta Dotson, PhD), who is a 2016 recipient of the Benton-Meier Scholarship for Neuropsychology graduate students.  Awarded by the American Psychological Foundation of the American Psychological Association, recipients receive $2 ,500 in support of their doctoral research.

Recipients of this highly competitive award must have completed doctoral candidacy and must have demonstrated research competence and area commitment. For more details about the award program, see http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/benton-meier.aspx?tab=1

Ms. Szymkowicz won the award for her dissertation project titled “Age-Related Mechanisms of Emotion Anticipation and Perception.” She has been working under the mentorship of Dr. Vonetta Dotson in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging and Depression laboratory and is co-mentored by Dr. Dawn Bowers.

Ms Szymkowicz continues a long tradition of University of Florida success with this competitive award.  Past winners include:

2015

Aliyah Snyder

2014

Jacob Jones

2012

Jenna Dietz

2011

Matthew Cohen

2010

Laura Zahodne

2008

Ania E. Mikos
Ida Kellison

2007

Bonnie Sachs
Utaka Springer

2004

Paul Seignourel, PhD *Henry Hécaen Scholarship

2002

Elizabeth Leritz, *Henry Hécaen Scholarship

2001

Laura J. Grande, *Henry Hécaen Scholarship”