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CPS Dean Appoints Amarilis Acevedo, Ph.D., to a Second Year as Visiting Faculty

Karen Grosby, M.Ed., dean of the Center for Psychological Studies (CPS), recently announced the appointment of Amarilis Acevedo, Ph.D., to a second term as visiting faculty at CPS. Acevedo received her doctorate in physiological psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and subsequently completed an APA-approved re-specialization program in clinical psychology followed by a neuropsychology internship at the Boston V.A. Medical Center.  Acevedo completed a post-doctoral fellowship in forensic neuropsychology at the Department of Neurology of the University Of Miami School Of Medicine.  Acevedo also holds a Diplomate from the American Board of Professional Psychology with specialty in clinical neuropsychology.  Prior to joining NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies, Acevedo was the director of Cross-Cultural Neuropsychology at the Department of Psychiatry of at UM’s Miller School of Medicine, where she also served as the associate director of the Neuropsychology Program. 

Acevedo has been a co-investigator in several research grants funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Institute on Aging (NIA), and the state of Florida.  In addition, Acevedo served as a consultant to specialized and prestigious projects including the Toolbox Project for the Assessment of Neurological and Behavioral Function Across the Lifespan of the National Institutes of Health (NIH); the Neuropsychological Special Task Force of the National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Centers (NACC); and the U.S.A./Venezuela Huntington’s Disease Collaborative Research Project.

Acevedo has published extensively in peer reviewed journals in areas related to early prediction of cognitive decline in English- and Spanish-speaking elders, cognitive interventions in patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease, and the development of new tests to identify early memory loss among the elderly.  One of her areas of expertise, and the subject of several of her scientific publications, book chapters, professional presentations, and interviews on radio and television, is the cognitive assessment of individuals of heterogeneous ethno-cultural/linguistic backgrounds and the early detection and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.