Dr. Alice Medalia Receives 2012 Productive Lives Award For Her Work in Psychiatric Rehabilitation

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Alice Medalia, Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Psychiatry Director of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Columbia University Medical Center
Alice Medalia, Ph.D.

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation celebrated 25 years of Empowering Research for Productive Lives and honored eight extraordinary scientists at its Annual National Awards Dinner in New York City on October 26.

Alice Medalia, Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Psychiatry Director of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Columbia University Medical Center was one of two individuals to have been selected to be honored with the fifth annual Productive Lives Awards for extraordinary contributions toward therapy and recovery from mental illness.

Dr. Medalia is an international leader in the field of psychiatric rehabilitation. She developed the widely used NEAR (Neuropsychological & Educational Approach to Remediation) model to help people with mental illness improve their thinking skills in such areas as attention, memory, processing speed and problem solving.

Watch Dr. Medalia's Productive Lives Award acceptance speech from the 2012 National Awards Dinner:

Learn more about the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Prizewinners and Productive Lives Awardwinners in this press release

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