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Former Postdoctoral Fellow Wins ACRM and INS Awards

By Nicky Miller 

Former postdoctoral fellow at Kessler Foundation, Juan Carlos Arango-Lasprilla, PhD, was honored with mid-career awards from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the International Neuropsychological Society. Both awards recognize Arango-Lasprilla's contributions and leadership to the field of brain injury research. Arango-Lasprilla will accept the Mitchell Rosenthal Mid-Career Award at the ACRM 96th Annual Conference in Chicago, IL and the International Neuropsychological Society’s Arthur Benton Award in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  

“While working at Kessler Foundation under the supervision of Drs. John DeLuca and Mitchell Rosenthal, I was given the opportunity to have two great mentors,” says Arango-Lasprilla. The amazing training I received helped prepare me to move forward in my career.”

Arango-Lasprilla worked at the Foundation from 2004 to 2007, and was supervised by John DeLuca, PhD, senior vice president of research and training, and Mitchell Rosenthal, former vice president of research.

Arango-Lasprilla is currently an IKERBASQUE research Professor at BioCruces Bizkaia Health Research Institute at Bilbao Spain. His areas of expertise are neuropsychology, TBI and rehabilitation. He has been instrumental in securing over $6 million dollars in grant funds and has published over 300 articles and book chapters, according to the ACRM.