Preventing Memory Loss


June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month. A unique research study at Kessler Foundation, made possible by donors like you, seeks ways to prevent memory loss and reverse impairments for those living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

Approximately 40 percent of people aged 65 and

April is National Minority Health Month

National Minority Health Month is an effort to raise awareness about health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minority populations. Some of the efforts by scientists in Kessler Foundation’s Center for Spinal Cord Injury Research, Center for Outcomes & Assessment Research, and Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Research, focus on studying how minorities with disabilities are affected and not properly accommodated for in their communities, at their jobs, and other areas.

“We study how to improve quality of life for individuals from all races and cultures,” says John DeLuca, PhD, vice president for research and training. “We also focus on ways to enroll more people from minority groups in research studies. Having greater diversity in our study populations means our findings apply to more people with disabilities.”

Celebrating Women at Kessler Foundation

We are proud to say 70% of Kessler Foundation staff are women. As an organization, we embrace efforts to identify and leverage the authentic leadership strengths that women bring to the equation. To celebrate women at Kessler Foundation, we highlight three out of our many deserving employees, each

Yael Goverover, PhD

Center for Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Research
Yael Goverover, Ph.D., O.T., is a Visiting Scientist at the NNL of Kessler Foundation Research Center. She is an associate professor at New York University. She has studied cognitive components and their associations with activities of daily living in individuals with acute brain injuries. Her...

Rosalia Dacosta-Aguayo, PhD

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Research

Research and Training
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Center for Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Research
Cognitive Functioning and Cognitive Rehabilitation Laboratory
Focused on the modulation of brain plastic changes to avoid maladaptive plasticity changes and to improve cognitive recovery in patients with cognitive impairment.

Joman Natsheh, MD, PhD

Associate Research Scientist

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Center for Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Research
Joman Y. Natsheh's research aims at further understanding the developmental aspects of brain and behavior in neurodevelopmental disorders. In particular, she investigates neural mechanisms underlying behavioral patterns in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). She utilizes a...

Anthony Juliano, PsyD

Children's Specialized Hospital Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Center for Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Research
Cognitive and Affective Neuropsychology Laboratory