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John DeLuca ’79

DeLuca

John DeLuca ’79 is vice president for research at Kessler Research Center. He oversees a team of scientists and researchers who study disorders of memory and information processing in a variety of clinical populations, including multiple sclerosis and traumatic brain injury. “We’re looking at applying principles from cognitive neuroscience and cognitive psychology to help rehabilitate brain-injured individuals,” he explains.

DeLuca is also professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and professor of neurology and neuroscience at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School, and a licensed psychologist in the states of New Jersey and New York. In 2005, he received the Distinguished Researcher Award from the New Jersey Psychological Association. The recipient of the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2002, De Luca serves on the advisory board to William Paterson University’s College of Science and Health.