January 2019
UFTI Participates in 98th TRB Annual Meeting
UFTI students, faculty and staff recently attended the 2019 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. As in previous years, participation included presentations at various lectern and poster sessions and TRB committees. The UFTI also hosted its annual reception at TRB for students, faculty, and friends of the University of Florida.

Click the link below for pictures from the UFTI reception and TRB.
Dr. Lily Elefteriadou presents at TRB panel
ABOVE: Dr. Lily Elefteriadou presents on the Integrating Research and Technology Transfer panel hosted by the Standing Committee on Technology Transfer (ABG30) at TRB.
ABOVE: Dr. Elefteriadou speaking on the topic of Moving from Research & Development to Field Deployment: Florida’s Connected and Automated Vehicle Program during a TRB session sponsored by the ITS Committee.
UFTI Welcomes Malissa McCreedy to the External Advisory Board
Malisa McCreedy Headshot
Malissa McCreedy, AICP, recently joined as a new member of the UFTI's external advisory board. Ms. McCreedy left the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation, where she was a Division Manager, to become the Director of Mobility for the City of Gainesville, Florida. The newly formed Department of Mobility encompasses all modes of transportation to include transit (RTS), transportation planning, parking, autonomous vehicles, traffic operations and traffic signals. 
Previously, Ms. McCreedy helped design walkable and healthy communities for the cities of Charlotte, North Carolina and Orlando, Florida. She has served on numerous boards at the local, state and national levels, enjoyed career stops in the private sector and holds advanced degrees from the University of Central Florida in Public Administration and the University of North Carolina in Public Health.
Dr. Lily Elefteriadou to Present at 2019 Sandra Edwards Colloquium
The UF Department of Occupational Therapy is hosting the 2019 Sandra Edwards Colloquium on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Dr. Lily Elefteriadou will be presenting alongside Dr. Sherrilene Classen on the topic of Connecting OT’s and Engineers Towards Improved Community Mobility.
Congratulations to Deja Jackson, UFTI Ph.D. Student, on Passing the Road Safety Professional Certification Exam
The Road Safety Professional (RSP) certification is administered by the Transportation Professional Certification Board, Inc. Having passed the exam, Deja Jackson is now one of the first certified road safety professionals in the U.S. and Canada.
Jackson had this to say on completing the exam: "I'm very excited to become one of the first certified Road Safety Professionals in the U.S. and Canada. For me, this certification is yet another stepping stone in my traffic safety career. I've always been very passionate about road safety because I, like most people, have been affected by the loss of a family member AND/OR friend due to a motor vehicle crash. More so, I think that this certification is just what we, as transportation professionals, need to validate our commitment to the public as we continue to develop and implement programs aimed at reducing the number of fatalities and injuries due to road crashes."
Dr. Elefteriadou Award
Dr. Lily Elefteriadou Recognized for Service as CUTC Past President
Congratulations to Dr. Lily Elefteriadou on being recognized for her outstanding service as the previous president of the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC). Dr. Elefteriadou was elected as president of the organization in 2017, serving for one year until June 2018.
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