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2021 Award Recipient


Yael Goverover received the Women in Neurdegenerative Disease Rehabilitation Science Award.


Please join us in congratulating Yael Goverover, PhD, OTR/L, the recipient of the 2021 Women in Neurodegenerative Disease Rehabilitation Science Award. This award was established in 2018 to acknowledge world-class rehabilitation research conducted by a female scientist in the rehabilitation research field of multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson’s, dementia, Alzheimer’s or related neurodegenerative disease. It will be presented to Dr. Goverover during the ACRM 2021 VIRTUAL Annual Conference.


Yael Goverover is a professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at New York University. Her main clinical and research interests focus on cognitive and functional impairments resulting from multiple sclerosis (MS). Her current interests include (a) Development assessments of functional cognition for persons with MS with cognitive and functional impairments; (b) Developing interventions aimed at improving everyday functioning and quality of life in individuals with MS. Dr. Goverover has received the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Fellowship award and also a National Multiple Sclerosis Society grant to support her study related to improving learning and memory of functional tasks in MS. Dr. Goverover graduated with a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Tel Aviv University in Israel in 1993. She then completed a master’s program (with honors) in developmental psychology and educational counseling from Tel Aviv University in 1996. In 2002, she graduated with a doctor of philosophy degree in occupational therapy from NYU. Dr. Goverover is also currently a visiting professor at the Neuropsychology & Neuroscience Laboratory of Kessler Foundation.