Distinguished Career Award Recipients

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INS Distinguished Career Award Recipients

The Distinguished Career Award has been established by the INS Board of Governors to recognize individuals who are at or near the ends of their careers, and who have made major, sustained contributions to the field of neuropsychology as well as to the INS.


Lucia Braga
Lucia Braga
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 2019 Mid-Year Meeting
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – July 10-12, 2019

Jiri Diamant
Jiri Diamant
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 2018 Mid-Year Meeting
Prague, Czech Republic – July 18-20, 2018

Dr. Jiří Diamant received his MSc and achieved his PhD. in psychology and philosophy in Brno in 1953. He completed his internship and fellowship training at the Department of Psychiatry, 1st Faculty of Medicine, General University Hospital, Charles University, Prague, and founded and developed clinical neuropsychology approach as an integral part of clinical psychology and psychiatry since 1953. Thus, he is the Godfather of Czechoslovak neuropsychology.

Eli Vakil
Eli Vakil
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 2017 Mid-Year Meeting
Cape Town, South Africa – July 5-8, 2017

Eli Vakil is a full professor and former departmental chairman in the Department of Psychology at Bar Ilan University, Israel, where he directs the Memory and Amnesia Laboratory at the Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center. Professor Vakil received his Ph.D in Clinical Neuropsychology in 1985 from the Graduate School of the City University of New York, Queens College. His dissertation on memory deficits among closed-head-injured patients and the elderly was the starting point of a long and fruitful scientific career in memory research. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and the same amount of conference presentations, on memory disorders in various clinical populations.

Tom McMillan
Tom McMillan
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 2016 Mid-Year Meeting
London, England, UK – July 6-8, 2016

Tom is Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology in the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow. He was the first Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology in the UK and was the founder of the professional sub-division for clinical neuropsychology in the UK. He received the Division of Neuropsychology Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. He has engaged in clinical and research work in head injury and neurorehabilitation for over 35 years and has published almost 200 articles. He serves on the Board of Governors of the International Brain Injury Society and was a past president.

Faraneh Vargha-Khadem
Faraneh Vargha-Khadem
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 2016 Mid-Year Meeting
London, England, UK – July 6-8, 2016

Faraneh is Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, and Head of Section on Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychiatry at the UCL Institute of Child Health in London, UK. As the Senior Consultant Neuropsychologist, she also leads the Department of Clinical Neuropsychology at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

Ken Adams
Ken Adams
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 44th Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts, USA – February 3-6, 2016

Kenneth M. Adams graduated with his Bachelor of Science from Wayne State University with a major in psychology and a minor in mathematics. He was drawn to the world of neuropsychology during his undergraduate career via laboratory experiences in psychophysiology, followed by exposure to the clinical use of integration of clinical psychology and brain research in a hospital setting.

Russell Adams
Russell Adams
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 44th Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts, USA – February 3-6, 2016

Russell Adams is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC). Dr. Adams received his Bachelor’s degree from Texas A & M University and his PhD in psychology from the University of Texas. He served as a Captain in the US Army Medical Service Corps from 1967 to 1969. Dr. Adams has been the Director of the Neuropsychological Assessment Laboratory and Psychology Internship Program at the OUHSC since 1978.

Linas Bielauskas
Linas Bielauskas
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 44th Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts, USA – February 3-6, 2016

Dr. Linas Bieliauskas has played an instrumental role in Clinical Neuropsychology’s development and evolution as a professional discipline. During the course of his distinguished career, Linas has worked diligently in establishing and implementing models for training and in maintaining quality and integrity in professional practice. He has personally trained and served as a role model for a generation of neuropsychologists entering the field over the past 30 years.

Diane Howieson
Diane Howieson
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 44th Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts, USA – February 3-6, 2016

Diane Howieson is an Associate Professor Emerita of Neurology at the Oregon Health & Science University, where she was a clinician and investigator in the Layton Aging and Alzheimer’s Research Center. Her principle research areas were aging and dementia. She was Head of the Neuropsychology Division at the Portland VA Medical Center for many years where she trained predoctoral and postdoctoral students. She is a co-author with Muriel Lezak, Erin Bigler, and Daniel Tranel on the fifth edition of Neuropsychological Assessment.

Jenni A. Ogden
Jenni A. Ogden
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 2015 Mid-Year Meeting
Sydney, Australia – July 1-4, 2015

Jason Brandt
Jason Brandt
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 43rd Annual Meeting
Denver, Colorado, USA – February 4-7, 2015

Jason Brandt, PhD, ABPP is a gifted neuropsychologist whose contributions have shaped our field as a science and as a profession. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Jason received his formative undergraduate education at Brooklyn College. He then completed master’s and doctoral degrees in experimental and physiological psychology at Boston University. There, he trained with Allan Mirsky at the School of Medicine and Nelson Butters (and a host of other neuropsychology luminaries) at the Boston VA Medical Center.

Dean Delis
Dean Delis
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 43rd Annual Meeting
Denver, Colorado, USA – February 4-7, 2015

Dean Delis is currently a Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, where he has been on the faculty for the past 29 years. During this time, he also served as the Director of the Psychological Assessment Unit at the VA San Diego Healthcare System, and an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University.

Dan Hoofien
Dan Hoofien
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 2014 Mid-Year Meeting
Jerusalem, Israel – July 9-11, 2014

Professor Dan Hoofien is one of the senior rehabilitation psychologists and clinical neuropsychologists in Israel and has had a tremendous impact on the development and quality of these professions during the last four decades. He received his academic education in psychology at Tel-Aviv University (Ph.D., 1994). His involvement in neuropsychological rehabilitation began relatively early, during his graduate studies at TAU, when he served as the clinical coordinator of an experimental trial in the behavioral rehabilitation of young patients with severe TBI.

Ida Sue Baron
Ida Sue Baron
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 42nd Annual Meeting
Seattle, Washington, USA – February 12-15, 2014

Ida Sue Baron is a pioneer in pediatric neuropsychology. She received her doctorate from the University of Maryland in school psychology (Psychological Services in the Schools) with a minor in neuropsychology. Her dissertation work, a study of normal pressure hydrocephalus in children, arose from collaboration with pediatric neurosurgery. She established an active neuropsychology service at Children’s National Medical Center, breaking new ground in the neurobehavioral assessment of children with medical and neurological disorders

Robert J. Ivnik
Robert J. Ivnik
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 42nd Annual Meeting
Seattle, Washington, USA – February 12-15, 2014

Robert J Ivnik, PhD, ABPP-CN is Professor of Psychology in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and a Consultant in the Division of Neurocognitive Disorders at Mayo Clinic. A native of Joliet, IL he completed his undergraduate degree at Yale in 1971, and his PhD at Washington University in 1975. He interned at the University of Colorado Medical Center and then completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Health Science Center. In 1977, he was recruited to Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN to establish a neuropsychology practice.

Catherine A. Mateer
Catherine A. Mateer
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 42nd Annual Meeting
Seattle, Washington, USA – February 12-15, 2014

Dr. Catherine Mateer is well known internationally for her work in the clinical assessment and management of cognitive and emotional difficulties following neurological injury. She began her career with a Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Wisconsin, and then pursued a PhD in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario, and postdoctoral training in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington. In the 1980’s, she began pioneering work in the area of cognitive rehabilitation as Clinical Director of the Good Samaritan Hospital Neuropsychology Service in Washington.

Edith V. Sullivan
Edith V. Sullivan
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 42nd Annual Meeting
Seattle, Washington, USA – February 12-15, 2014

Edith V. Sullivan, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. She received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Connecticut. Following graduate school, she was a research scientist in the Graybiel Spatial Orientation Laboratory at Brandeis University and the Department of Psychology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Edie is a neuropsychologist who has championed putting the “neuro” back into neuropsychology and has done so in her research and through her editorship of Neuropsychology Review.

Michael Kopelman
Michael Kopelman
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 2013 Mid-Year Meeting
Amsterdam, the Netherlands – July 10-13, 2013

Michael Kopelman is an internationally recognised authority on memory disorders. For over 30 years, his seminar neuropsychological and neuropsychiatric work on the subject has shaped the development of cognitive neuropsychology and neuropsychiatry in Britain and beyond. Mike’s first degree was in Psychology before he completed his medical degree at the University of London in 1978 and received his PhD from the Institute of Psychiatry ten years later. In 1998, he became a Professor of Neuropsychiatry at Guy’s King’s & St Thomas’s School of Medicine, now part of the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London. He has authored around 200 scientific articles and four seminal books on memory, including The Handbook of Memory Disorders, a major reference volume in the field.

Michael Corballis
Michael Corballis
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 41st Annual Meeting
Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA – February 6-9, 2013

H. Julia Hannay
H. Julia Hannay
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 41st Annual Meeting
Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA – February 6-9, 2013

Harvey Levin
Harvey Levin
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 41st Annual Meeting
Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA – February 6-9, 2013

Kevin Walsh
Kevin Walsh
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 41st Annual Meeting
Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA – February 6-9, 2013

Marit Korkman
Marit Korkman
Distinguished Career Award Recipient – (posthum.)
INS 2012 Mid-Year Meeting
Oslo, Norway – June 27-30, 2012

Jarl Risberg
Jarl Risberg
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 2012 Mid-Year Meeting
Oslo, Norway – June 27-30, 2012

Maureen Dennis
Maureen Dennis
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 40th Annual Meeting
Montreal, Quebec, Canada – February 15-18, 2012

Leslie Gonzalez-Rothi
Leslie Gonzalez-Rothi
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 40th Annual Meeting
Montreal, Quebec, Canada – February 15-18, 2012

Kerry Hamsher
Kerry Hamsher
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 40th Annual Meeting
Montreal, Quebec, Canada – February 15-18, 2012

Andrew Kertesz
Andrew Kertesz
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 40th Annual Meeting
Montreal, Quebec, Canada – February 15-18, 2012

Morris Moscovitch
Morris Moscovitch
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 40th Annual Meeting
Montreal, Quebec, Canada – February 15-18, 2012

Marlene Oscar Berman
Marlene Oscar Berman
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 40th Annual Meeting
Montreal, Quebec, Canada – February 15-18, 2012

Ralph Reitan
Ralph Reitan
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 40th Annual Meeting
Montreal, Quebec, Canada – February 15-18, 2012

Ennio De Renzi
Ennio De Renzi
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 39th Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts, USA – February 2-5, 2011

Eileen Fennel
Eileen Fennel
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 39th Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts, USA – February 2-5, 2011

Marcel Kinsbourne
Marcel Kinsbourne
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 39th Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts, USA – February 2-5, 2011

Steven Mattis
Steven Mattis
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 39th Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts, USA – February 2-5, 2011

James Reed
James Reed
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 39th Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts, USA – February 2-5, 2011

Barbara C. Wilson
Barbara C. Wilson
Distinguished Career Award Recipient – (posthum.)
INS 39th Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts, USA – February 2-5, 2011

Dirk Bakker
Dirk Bakker
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 37th Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia, USA – February 11-14, 2009

Dirk Bakker has been a true pioneer in the Netherlands within the field of neuropsychology, especially child neuropsychology. His research career spanning about forty years of work has specifically focused on dyslexia related to the hemispheric specialization of functions. Dirk started his intriguing research by developing a neuropsychological model of the process of normal and abnormal reading. He validated his model of developmental dyslexia with electrophysiological (ERP) measures in longitudinal studies of normal children as well as of children with different subtypes of dyslexia.

Alexandre Castro-Caldas
Alexandre Castro-Caldas
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 37th Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia, USA – February 11-14, 2009

Martha Denckla
Martha Denckla
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 37th Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia, USA – February 11-14, 2009

Gerald Goldstein
Gerald Goldstein
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 37th Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia, USA – February 11-14, 2009

Ken Heilman
Ken Heilman
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 37th Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia, USA – February 11-14, 2009

Allan Mirsky
Allan Mirsky
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 37th Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia, USA – February 11-14, 2009

Sara Sparrow
Sara Sparrow
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 37th Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia, USA – February 11-14, 2009

Elizabeth Warrington
Elizabeth Warrington
Distinguished Career Award Recipient
INS 36th Annual Meeting
Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA – February 6-9, 2008