Prof Ralph Benedict Co-chair
Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Psychology Jacobs Neurological Institute, SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine Buffalo General Hospital Buffalo, New York
Ralph Benedict is Professor of Neurology at the SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine. He completed his doctorate at the Arizona State University in 1990, and his postdoctoral residency in neuropsychology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Benedict holds an ABCN diploma, directs a postdoctoral residency program at SUNY Buffalo, and has served on the program committee for INS and the board of directors of the Association for Post-Doctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology since 2001. He has published over 100 journal articles, many focusing on neuropsychological and psychiatric aspects of MS. Dr. Benedict has received grant support from NIH, National MS Society and industry.
Most recently his research has focused on neuropsychology, neuroimaging, and multiple sclerosis. He has chaired or served on several task forces for the American Academy of Neurology, Consortium of MS Centers, and National MS Society, and he serves on several grant review or editorial boards. He has conducted a number of studies on the optimal measurement of cognition for MS clinical trails. Dr. Benedict is well known as an author of two widely used memory tests, the Brief Visuospatial Memory Test – Revised and Hopkins Verbal Learning Test – Revised, as well as the Minimal Assessment of Cognitive Function in MS (MACFIMS).