Kessler Foundation’s Nancy Chiaravalloti, PhD, was recently named the 63rd Mendel Lecturer by Saint Peter’s University, where she spoke about “Treating Cognitive Deficits Following Neurological Illness and Injury.”

Chiaravalloti articulates her feeling of honor in being part of the lecture series, “The field of rehabilitation research is a rewarding one. The work we do results in better ways to treat people with disabilities caused by injuries and disease,” she says.

Chiaravalloti is a neuropsychologist and director of the Neuropsychology, Neuroscience and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Research at the foundation. She is also project director of the federally funded Northern NJ TBI System, and associate professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School.

A news release from Kessler Foundation notes that the Mendel Biology Lecture is the longest running annual lectureship in the history of Saint Peter’s University. The Mendel Lecture is intended to serve as forum for authorities in biology and related fields to speak about key issues in their area of expertise.

Kessler Foundation adds that its scientists conduct cognitive research to improve cognition in individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, and dementia.

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Source: Kessler Foundation