UWindsor grad recognized for psychology research

Research into pediatric traumatic brain injury by a UWindsor psychology grad helped to make her the first Canadian winner of an award from the National Register of Health Service Psychologists.

Chand Taneja (MA 2001, PhD 2005) works with the Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health and runs a private practice in Victoria, BC. An award of $1,500 accompanies her receipt of the Early Career Psychologist Award for excellence in a credentialed psychologist with less than 10 years of postdoctoral experience.

In making the award, the National Register’s executive officer, Judy E. Hall, said the board was impressed by Dr. Taneja’s project to aid cognitive rehabilitation in children affected by brain injury.

A researcher for both the Vancouver Island Concussion Project and a Canadian Traumatic Brain Injury research team, Taneja called the award a great honour.

“I am passionate about helping individuals of all ages affected by neurological, psychiatric and medical disorders, and I look forward to advancing research in the area of traumatic brain injury and providing further education to our patients, families, students and community,” she said.

The National Register is the largest credentialing organization for psychologists. The non-profit organization was created in 1974 with the help of the American Psychological Association and the American Board of Professional Psychology.