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Dr. Liz Perkins is Forging New International Alliances in England
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 She recently visited faculty and students at Coventry University in England, and also hosted a delegation of eight Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities students and faculty who attended the Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association annual national conference in Orlando.
CFS's Steve Roggenbaum Hosts Presentation on Helping to Reduce Self-Harming and Suicidal Behavior Among Adolescents
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Dr. James Mazza from the University of Washington provided an interactive discussion about DBT STEPS-A and its structure in offering New Hope for schools in addressing students’ needs that focus on emotion regulation, particularly in self-harming and/or suicidal behavior.
CFS Faculty In the News
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Recent faculty in the news include: Dr. Oliver T. Massey on cyber bullying, Dr. William Kearns on Alexa for Healthy Aging, and Dr. Norin Dollard on the new release of the 2017 Florida KIDS COUNT County Child Well-being Index.
Dr. Chih-Chin Chou Selected for Fulbright Award to Taiwan
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Her research will take place at the College of Indigenous Studies of the National Dong Hwa University (NDHU) in Hualien, Taiwan, where she will address the needs of the indigenous Taiwanese population with disabilities.
2017 Cohort of ABA Doctoral Students Gain Valuable Teaching Experience
Monday, April 2, 2018 The newest PhD cohort are all teaching classes in the ABA minor and are doing a fantastic job.
CFS Faculty Publish in Behavioral Disorders Journal
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 The journal addresses compelling issues related to individuals with behavioral challenges.
CARD Conference Celebrates 25 Years
Thursday, January 18, 2018 Nearly 800 participants were able to choose from a variety of speakers and activities, including a Pre-Conference Day for Educators. This years’ theme, “Next 25 Years: The New Frontier,” was based on the Star Wars series, complete with visits from the series characters.
Dr. Tina Dillahunt-Aspillaga Serves as Co-editor on a Special Supplement of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Friday, January 5, 2018 The issue, to be released in February 2018, consists of articles that represent current thinking about community reintegration (CR) and lays the groundwork for testing interventions to improve CR outcomes for veterans and service members.
Dr. Therese Sandomierski to Receive the Association for Positive Behavior Support's 2018 Ted Carr Early Career Practitioner Award
Thursday, November 30, 2017 This award is given to an early career practitioner whose work in positive behavior support demonstrates outstanding achievements in mentorship, service, and commitment to the application of positive behavior support (PBS) principles and technology in the field.
CARD-USF Members Selected to Serve on Tampa's New Autism Friendly Advisory Committee
Monday, November 6, 2017 Mayor Buckhorn has selected members to a new Autism Friendly Advisory Committee to help guide and support the city’s Autism Friendly Tampa initiative as it moves forward.
Dr. Elizabeth Perkins Awarded the USF Distinguished Undergraduate Psychology Alumni Award
Monday, October 16, 2017 This award is presented to those who have completed the bachelor’s degree in Psychology at USF and who have a distinguished career in their field.
Unique Funded Research Training Opportunity Available!
Monday, October 16, 2017 The Institute for Translational Research Education in Adolescent Drug Abuse at the University of South Florida invites graduate students and working professionals with a Master's degree (or in a doctoral degree program) to apply for a fully paid 15 credit Graduate Certificate Program in Translational Research in Adolescent Behavioral Health.
Dr. Lise Fox Receives $5.5 Million Grant to Improve Young Children’s Social and Emotional Competence while Reducing Challenging Behavior
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Funding from the federal Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, Department of Education will be used to establish the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations.
Dr. Kwang-Sun Cho Blair to Serve as Principal Investigator on New $1.11 Million Grant Funded by the U.S. Department of Education
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The project aims to prepare high-quality scholars to serve as either Board Certified Behavior Analysts or School Psychologists for school-aged children with severe emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). 

National Institute on Aging Funds Project to Monitor Electric Powered Wheelchair Navigation by Elderly with Cognitive Impairments
Monday, September 18, 2017 Dr. Kearns will be the lead on the USF subcontract.

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