The American Psychological Association (APA) will present John DeLuca, PhD, vice president for research and training at the Kessler Foundation, West Orange, NJ, with the 2012 Roger G. Barker Distinguished Research Contribution Award, announces a Kessler news release. The Rehabilitation Psychology division of the APA presents this award annually to recognize individuals who have made a lifelong contribution to rehabilitation psychology through empirical research, conceptual/theoretical development or both.

DeLuca is a specialist in the cognitive effects of brain injury (BI) and multiple sclerosis (MS). He articulates his honor in receiving the award, emphasizing that, “It is immensely gratifying to work in this field, contributing to new ways to maximize function for people with disabilities. I am honored to receive this acknowledgement by the APA.” DeLuca adds that his goal, “is to continue to contribute to rehabilitation research that helps people achieve their best in their personal lives, in the community, and in the workplace.”

The release notes that DeLuca is slated to receive the award August 3 during the APA’s annual convention held at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.

Source: Kessler Foundation