Karen Miller, associate clinical professor at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, received a 2013 Exceptional Educator Award from the National Academy of Neuropsychology’s Women in Leadership Committee. The award recognizes Miller’s guidance and support she has provided during the professional training of future female neuropsychologists.
Miller oversees 20 psychotherapy/assessment tracks throughout the UCLA Health System, where dozens of graduate students receive training on a yearly basis in counseling and treating patients. Miller has received other education awards such as the UCLA Outstanding Housestaff Teaching Award, the UCLA Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award and The Semel Scholar Award.
In addition, Miller’s clinical and research career has focused on the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment, and memory enhancement for age-related memory decline. Miller is the director of UCLA’s Memory Care program designed to address the needs of people experiencing memory loss and their caregivers. She is also the lead presenter for UCLA’s Brain Boot Camp program that provides hands-on healthy brain lifestyle instruction.