Bauer to chair clinical and health psychology department
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Internationally known neuropsychologist Russell Bauer has been named chairman of the department of clinical and health psychology at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions. Bauer succeeds Ronald Rozensky, who will serve as the associate dean for the college’s international programs after a sabbatical.
A member of the department’s faculty since 1980, Bauer is past president of the American Psychological Association’s Division of Clinical Neuropsychology and is board-certified in clinical neuropsychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology.
In his research, Bauer focuses on acquired and age-related memory and perceptual disorders. He is currently studying the role of the hippocampus and other memory-related structures in relational and spatial memory, and the detection of individuals at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
Bauer also has served as director of the department’s doctoral program in clinical psychology and as associate chair for academic affairs, earning the UF Doctoral Dissertation Mentoring Award in 2003.
“My goals for the department include developing and implementing a new clinical science program designed to produce academic researchers in clinical psychology, enhancing mentoring programs for junior faculty, and strengthening interdisciplinary relationships between clinical and health psychology and other academic and clinical units in the College of Public Health and Health Professions, the university’s Health Science Center and the UF campus,” Bauer said.