Sandra Shaheen joined INS in the early 1980s, as a member of the teaching and clinical staff at Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She has been an active member since that time. As president of the Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society (MNS), she chaired a symposium at INS in Boston (2011) with Bill Barr, Dean Delis, Rhoda Au, Russ Bauer and Deborah Fein, commemorating the contributions of Edith Kaplan to clinical work and research in neuropsychology. She is active in professional affairs and educational programming for MNS and the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology (ABPdN) and has a clinical and forensic practice in Boston. She was invited to present on brain effects of toxic exposure, and factors which mediate plasticity in the developing child, at the AAPdN meetings in Las Vegas (2017). She is a member of NAN, APA, and the Massachusetts Psychological Association.
As she (uncharacteristically) registered early for the 2019 conference in NYC, she considered the odds of getting tickets to Hamilton directly, and thought, why not? When you live in Boston, NYC means going south for New Years. Maybe it is warmer there.
INS meetings set the tone for the future of neuropsychology. Thanks to the leadership of the Society for new directions and keeping relevant in our changing field.