• Suffolk University Psychology Professor honored with lifetime achievement award

4/27/2006

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Suffolk University Psychology Professor Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Edith Kaplan of Lexington, a professor of psychology at Suffolk University, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Neuropsychological Society. The award recognized her contributions to the field of neuropsychology.

Kaplan joined Suffolk University in 1996 and is the founder of the neuropsychology concentration of the doctoral program in clinical psychology.

Kaplan received the award at the society's 34th annual meeting held recently at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.

“A feeling of profound respect permeated the presentations for our esteemed faculty member who has served as a mentor, supervisor, and role-model for hundreds of neuropsychologists and students during her lifetime,” said Nicole Robbins-McLaughlin, a Suffolk clinical psychology doctoral student who attended the event.

As a distinguished and prolific pioneer in neuropsychology, Kaplan has devoted her career in psychology to test development, research, clinical training, and teaching with each of these components highly interrelated and all driven by a commitment to the importance of a process-oriented approach rather than a global achievement-oriented one. Her research continues to focus on cognitive functions across the life span with major emphases on pairing the components of verbal and visuospatial information processing and on learning and memory.

Kaplan's work was addressed in two symposiums held at the conference: “Rethinking Post-Concussion Syndrome: Lessons Learned from Sports Concussion Research” and “Assessing the Contribution of Vascular Disease in Demented and Non-Demented Patients: The Paradigm of Vascular Load.” Her work was also presented in a paper session on “Neuropsychology and Aging.”

Kaplan has served as associate professor of neurology and psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Brooklyn College and Master of Arts and Ph.D. degrees in psychology from Clark University. She also holds a Diplomate in Clinical Neuropsychology.

Suffolk University, located on Boston's historic Beacon Hill, with campuses in Madrid, Spain and Dakar, Senegal (Africa), is a comprehensive global institution distinguished by its teaching and the intellectual contributions of its faculty. Suffolk offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in more than 70 areas of study. Its mission is to provide quality education at a reasonable cost for students of all ages and backgrounds, with strong emphasis on diversity. Suffolk has a combined enrollment of more than 8,300 full-time and part-time students at its Law School, College of Arts and Sciences and Sawyer Business School.

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