Paul Satz INS Career Mentoring Award Recipients
Dr. Bernstein epitomizes an individual whose mentoring and teaching activities “have made a profound impact on careers of students in the field of neuropsychology,” the key criterion for the Paul Satz/INS Career Mentoring Award. When we also consider the trainees of her trainees—and their trainees—Dr. Bernstein’s reach becomes truly worldwide. She is the professional grandmother—and greatgrandmother— of many leading pediatric neuropsychologists, all of whom consider themselves fortunate to have fallen into her sphere of influence.
Knowledge translation is one of the priorities for Dr. Łojek. She is the author of over 11 books, 80 scientific articles and chapters on a wide range of topics from communication disorders in brain damaged patients, neuropsychological changes in neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases, to the stability of neurocognitive patterns in HIV infection. She is the main author of the Depression Questionnaire (KPD) and the RHLB-PL for Children. As an author or co-author she has adapted and standardized neuropsychological tests in Polish (H-RNTB, RHLB, RFFT, CVLT, CTT, CTT-C, BDI-II_PL). The upcoming publication “Life and aging with HIV. Interdisciplinary approach” has been nominated for the National Science and Education Award for the Best Educational Manual of the University of Warsaw.
One former trainee quoted the writings of Robert Frost, “I am not a teacher, but an awakener” to elegantly describe Tony’s mentorship style. He seamlessly coordinates multiple responsibilities (training, clinical, research, service, personal) all while exciting and motivating those around him to excel. Tony is able to focus his trainees’ enthusiasm and efforts to maximize their success. He not only listens to his trainees’ needs but actually hears them and works tirelessly to ensure their success – even when it comes at his personal cost.
In considering Professor Tollman’s overall impact, what is most impressive is that even post-retirement from the University she has continued to extend “ladders” to students and colleagues in areas that are relevant for the South African context. In short, Professor Tollman stands out clearly as an eminent early leader of clinical neuropsychology in South Africa, warranting the title of “doyenne” of its emergence as a field of academic and professional relevance in the country.
Every neuropsychologist is aware of Dr. Bob Heaton’s tremendous impact on our field, but not everyone may be aware of one particular aspect of his extraordinary career: that he is one of the most exceptional mentors in neuropsychology. Dr. Heaton is unparalleled as a mentor, and those whom he has mentored speak very highly of the commitment, patience, and encouragement he has shared with them over the years. Each of Bob’s mentees considers him to be fundamental in the launching of their careers, and they share their joy in his receipt of this award.
Andrew completed his degrees at Balliol College, Oxford University in psychology and philosophy and his doctorate was on the consolidation of memory. He then lectured at Leicester University, the University of Manchester, and had sabbaticals at the VA hospital in Boston and at the VA hospital in San Diego. He was then Professor and Head of Department at Liverpool University, after which he held a research professorship at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield University in the Department of Clinical Neurology, then returning to Liverpool University and returning to the University of Manchester as Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, later Emeritus Professor.
Dr. Igor Grant is Distinguished Professor and Chair of Psychiatry and director of the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program at the University of California San Diego. Dr. Grant is a neuropsychiatrist who graduated from the University of British Columbia School of Medicine (1966), and received specialty training in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania (1967-1971), and additional training in neurology at the Institute of Neurology (Queen Square) (1980-1981), London, U.K. Dr. Grant’s academic interests focus on the effects of various diseases on brain and behavior, with an emphasis on translational studies in HIV, and drugs of abuse.
Professor Jennie Ponsford’s outstanding career mentoring of colleagues and students has had an enormous influence upon the field of Neuropsychology within Australia over a span of more than 30 years, and she is truly deserving of this INS Paul Satz Career Mentoring Award.
David J. Libon is a pioneer in the study of neuropsychological syndromes associated with vascular disease and vascular dementia with continued research interests revolving around vascular co-morbidities as related to insidious onset dementia. All of Dr. Libon’s professional activities have truly been a collaborative effort.
After earning her Ph.D. from Monash University in 1972, Gina Geffen joined the Psychology faculty at Flinders University of South Australia, where she directed the Neuropsychology Research Unit in the Julia Farr Centre. In 1991 she became a Professor of Psychology at Queensland University, and directed the Cognitive Psychophysiology Laboratory there until she became an Emeritus Professor in 2007.
Dawn Bowers, Ph.D. is a Professor of Clinical & Health Psychology and Neurology at the University of Florida Academic Health Center in Gainesville, FL. She received her Ph.D. in 1978 from the University of Florida after completing her dissertation, entitled, “Material-Specific Hemispheric Activation”. Paul Satz, Ph.D. and Ken Heilman, M.D. were Co- Chairs of her dissertation committee. She was Edith Kaplan’s first formal Clinical Neuropsychology Intern (1976-77); while in Boston, she was also supervised by Harold Goodglass and Martha Denckla.
Edward de Haan trained as a clinical neuropsychologist in Groningen, the Netherlands (1983) with Prof. Betto Deelman. In the same year, he moved to Oxford to work with Prof. Freda Newcombe at the MRC Neuropsychology Unit in the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford. He finished his PhD on face recognition disorders in 1988, co-supervised by Andy Young. From 1991 until the 2008, he was Professor in Neuropsychology at Utrecht University. Collaboration with the medical faculty led to the award of a research chair in Neurology at the Academic Hospital in Utrecht. He currently holds a Chair in Neuropsychology at the University of Amsterdam, combined with the managerial role as Dean. He holds clinical neuropsychological qualifications in the UK and the Netherlands.