Keith Yeates of Nationwide Childrens Hospital Receives Arthur Benton Award

February 2, 2011

Keith Yeates, PhD (43085), director of the Center for Biobehavioral Health in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and chief of Psychology at Nationwide Children’s, is the latest recipient of the Arthur Benton Award from the International Neuropsychological Society (INS).

The Arthur Benton Award was established by the INS Board in 1982 and is awarded to a mid-career level researcher 11-23 years after the completion of their PhD. The award is based on the individual’s scope of work including contribution to neuropsychological science, an established and accelerating career path, international reputation, majority of publications in peer reviewed journals and a constant relationship with INS.

Dr. Yeates is a highly funded investigator and is most notably renowned for his research in pediatric traumatic brain injury. He is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and editor of three books, including “Pediatric traumatic brain injury: New frontiers in clinical and translational research” and “Pediatric neuropsychology: Research, theory and practice,” both published in 2010.

Dr. Yeates received his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1984 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School in 1986.

The 39th Annual Meeting of INS takes place February 2-5, 2011, in Boston, with the award ceremony held on February 2, where Dr. Yeates will be honored among esteemed peers and colleagues in neuropsychology.

NOTE TO EDITOR: Dr. Yeates is a resident of Worthington, 43085.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

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