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U. of Maryland's Head of Neuropsychology Lynn Grattan Receives 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award from Seton Hill

Seton Hill University has honored Lynn Grattan with the Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award for 2020.

Lynn Grattan graduated from Seton Hill in 1975 with a major in psychology and minor in sociology. She holds an M.S. in Clinical/Community Psychology from American International University and was awarded her Ph.D. in Psychology with distinction from the University of Connecticut. She completed her neuropsychology training during her internship and three-year post-doctoral fellowship at Brown University. Lynn is a licensed psychologist in the state of Maryland, has been on the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Medicine for 30 years and currently serves as Professor in the Department of Neurology, with secondary appointments in the Departments of Psychiatry, Epidemiology and Public Health. She also serves as Division Head for Neuropsychology and is the Director of the Neuropsychological Diagnostic and Research Laboratory within the medical school. Lynn has been leading National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research studies of the neuropsychological and behavioral impacts of a wide variety of neurological, neurosurgical and neurotoxic insults on the human brain as well as the effects of disasters like the Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico oil spill, hurricanes and COVID-19 for more than 30 years. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, abstracts, book chapters and reviews. She regularly gives invited lectures in her field at other universities, symposia and professional meetings across the United States and abroad. She is honored to serve on several National Steering Committees and as a reviewer or editorial board member for professional journals and NIH grant submissions.

The Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award is one of the highest honors given to a graduate, and since 1987, when the award program was established, more than 200 Setonians have been named distinguished alumni for their leadership in education, business, science and technology, the arts, volunteerism and philanthropy. Find out more at