Department of Psychiatry

MSC 09 5030
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: 505-272-2223

Dr. Kathleen Haaland Elected President of International Neuropsychological Society

January 14, 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Kathleen Haaland, who has been elected President of The International Neuropsychological Society (INS).  Dr. Haaland, a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist, is a Professor in the Psychiatry department and a Research Career Scientist at the New Mexico VA Healthcare System. Among her many honors, Dr. Haaland received the Distinguished Lifetime Career Contribution Award from the National Academy of Neuropsychology in 2012.

Dr. Haaland’s research interests include: neuroanatomical correlates of complex movement as evidenced by cognitive-behavioral deficits in focal lesion stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, and Huntington’s Disease and functional MRI in healthy individuals; ipsilesional motor deficits after stroke and its functional implications; cognitive changes with normal aging; neuropsychological deficits in psychiatric disease; and hemispheric specialization in the human brain.

“As a lifelong clinician, teacher and researcher, I particularly value how the International Neuropsychological Society brings clinical practice, training and science together. I look forward to further integrating international multidisciplinary perspectives to enhance the INS’s impact,” says Dr. Haaland.

The International Neuropsychological Society was founded in 1967 as a scientific and educational organization dedicated to enhancing communication among the scientific disciplines which contribute to the understanding of brain-behavior relationships. The Society currently has more than 4500 members throughout the world and from various areas of practice.

The mission of the International Neuropsychological Society is to promote the international and interdisciplinary study of brain-behavioral relationships throughout the lifespan. The Society's emphasis is on science, education, and the applications of scientific knowledge.