July 2, 2014
Diane Howieson, Ph.D., associate professor of neurology and psychology, OHSU School of Medicine, has been named Neuropsychologist of the Year by the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology.
"This is a well-deserved honor for Dr. Howieson," said Jeffrey Kaye, M.D., professor of neurology, OHSU School of Medicine and executive director in the Layton Aging & Alzheimer's Disease Center. "It represents something that those of us who have had the privilege of working with her over many years in the Layton Aging & Alzheimer's disease Center know: that Dr. Howieson has a remarkable breadth of knowledge with regard to cognitive function and the neuropschology of aging, as well as a special talent for assessing and identifying the best treatment approaches for patients."
As a clinical neuropsychologist and investigator in the Layton Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Center, she provides evaluations of memory, other cognitive functions, and behavior that are used for diagnosis and treatment planning of patients with known or suspected neurological diseases, particularly Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Her principle research focus is in the areas of aging and dementia.Dr. Howieson received the award during the AACN's annual meeting June 25-28 in New York City.