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Rafael Klorman, ‘elegant’ scientist and ADHD expert, dies at 71

August 15, 2017

Rafael Klorman, professor of psychology, is being remembered as an “elegant and careful scientist” by colleagues who recognized his ability to integrate basic science with a keen understanding of disorders and their treatment. A member of the faculty for more than 40 years, Klorman was known for his research on the neurocognitive underpinnings of psychopathology, particularly attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. He died in July at the age of 71.

Department chair Loisa Bennetto says Klorman’s integrated approach occurred well before “translational science” became a common term.

Klorman also served as the director of clinical training for the doctoral program in clinical psychology, fostering the development and careers of countless students. Although he retired in 2013, he continued to be active in research and mentoring, collaborating most recently with Tristram Smith, the Haggerty-Friedman Professor of Developmental/Behavioral Pediatric Research at the Medical Center, in a study of the immediate and long-term effects of early intensive behavioral intervention for children with autism.

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