MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology professor and neuropsychologist Frank Webbe was re-appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott to the state’s Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Committee. His term began on Aug. 26 and ends Feb. 13, 2015. Webbe is one of four re-appointments and three new appointments to the committee. He was first appointed in 2009 by former Governor Charlie Crist.
Webbe started at Florida Tech in 1978 and has established successful research programs both in Alzheimer’s disease and in sport-related concussion. His work with Alzheimer’s disease has emphasized diagnostic issues with patients and the reduction of caregiver stress and burden through in-home assistance. He has published widely on these topics.
A past president of the Sport and Exercise Division of the American Psychological Association and Florida Tech’s Faculty Athletics Representative to the NCAA for many years, Webbe is the president-elect of the national Faculty Athletics Representative Association. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association in the Division of Exercise and Sport Psychology, and a fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. He earned his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Florida in 1974.