November 20, 2001
Methodist Rehabilitation Center neuropsychologist honored by national body
By Jim Albritton
Health and Research News Service
JACKSON, Miss.—Dr. Mark Sherer, a neuropsychologist and director of the neuropsychology department at Methodist Rehabilitation Center, has been elected to fellow status by the American Psychological Association.
To be eligible, fellow candidates must have a doctoral degree in psychology, five years of experience and evidence of outstanding contributions in the field of psychology, according to the APA.
Dr. Sherer, a board-certified neuropsychologist and clinical associate professor of neurology and psychiatry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, conducts research and assists with the development of inpatient and outpatient brain injury programs at Methodist Rehab.
“This honor recognizes Dr. Sherer’s significant contributions to the field of neuropsychology and the dedication and commitment he has to his patients,” said Mark Adams, president and CEO of Methodist Rehab.
Dr. Sherer is the principal investigator of two studies on traumatic brain injury (the Traumatic Brain Injury Model System of Mississippi and the Collaborative Study of Impaired Self-awareness After TBI) and the author of over 100 articles, book chapters and abstracts.
He is also the clinical director of Quest, Methodist Rehab’s community-based treatment program designed to help brain-injured patients become as independent as possible and re-enter the workforce.
Dr. Sherer, a Tuscumbia, Ala., native, earned his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama in general clinical psychology. He is also a fellow in the National Academy of Neuropshycology.
Dr. Mark Sherer