Date

5-5-2016

Document Type

Article

Publisher

Oregon Health & Science University

Abstract

Muriel Lezak is a Chicago native who developed an interest in the functioning of the human brain at an early age. After completing her Masters in Human Development at the University of Chicago, Lezak and her family moved to the Portland area. While working as a child psychologist, she continued her education at the University of Portland, earning her Doctorate in Psychology in 1960. Six years later, Lezak began working in the Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital where she encountered aging veterans of World War I and young men returning home from Vietnam. Her experiences with these men, including those with traumatic brain injuries, helped to further her interests in Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Rehabilitation. As she moved on from her work at the VA Hospital, Lezak became part of the Neurology, Psychiatry, and Neurosurgery departments at OHSU and published what she called “her baby,” the “Neuropsychology Assessment.” In this oral history, Muriel remembers her experiences throughout her career and shares her perspective on how OHSU has changed and on future challenges facing the field.

Description

Transcript of oral history interview with Muriel Lezak, Ph.D., conducted on May 5, 2016 by Morgen Young.

Comments

OHSU Oral History Project

Identifier

doi:10.6083/M47W6B9D

School

School of Medicine

Rights

All materials are owned by OHSU Library. You may use these materials on a fair use basis only, in accordance with Title 17, Section 107 of U.S. copyright law. For other uses, please contact OHSU Historical Collections & Archives for permission to reproduce, publish, or otherwise distribute images or other materials on this website. Information release form signed by interviewer(s) and interviewee(s) on May 5, 2016. On file in OHSU Historical Collections and Archives.

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