Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Diller, Leonard (1924–)

  • Mary HibbardEmail author
  • Bruce Caplan
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_2251

Major Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, New York University School of Education (1958–1979)

  • Adjunct Professor, City University of New York (1982–1993)

  • Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, NYU Medical Center (1958–1971)

  • Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine, NYU Medical Center (1972–2009)

  • Research Professor, NYU Medical Center (2009-Present)

Major Honors and Awards

  • President, Division 22, American Psychological Association (1964–1965)

  • Board of Governors, International Neuropsychological Society (1976–1980)

  • Board of Governors; President, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (1981–1989)

  • Diplomate, American Board of Professional Psychology (1984)

  • Licht Award for Scientific Writing, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (1986)

  • Caveness Award, National Head Injury Foundation (1987)

  • Gold Key Award, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (1992)

  • Roger Barker Award for Research, Div 22, APA (1994)

  • Avery Weissman Award for Academic and Professional...

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References and Readings

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Rehabilitation MedicineNew York School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Independent PracticeWynnewoodUSA