Dr. Howard Shevrin

Dr. Howard Shevrin, 91, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, died on 18 January 2018.

The Funeral was held at Beth Israel Congregation of Ann Arbor on Sunday, 21 January 2018 at 1:30 PM.

Rabbi Robert Dobrusin officiated.

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Interment at Beth Israel Memorial Garden at Arborcrest Cemetery.
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The family of Dr. Howard Shevrin will be gathering through the evening of Monday, January 22 at the residence, 2021 Vinewood Blvd., Ann Arbor MI 48104 . The phone number is 734-769-6343.

Religious service will be held on Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. and Monday evening at 7:40 p.m.

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Family members include:
Cherished husband of 69 years of Aliza Shevrin. Beloved father of Daniel (Carol Silverman) Shevrin, Amy (Joseph Kohane) Shevrin, David (Susan) Shevrin and Matthew (Caroline) Shevrin. Proud grandfather of Ilene Meyer, Julie (Lebogang Tsimane) Shevrin, Eric Shevrin, Ariel and Suzannah Kohane, and Rachel and Hannah Shevrin. Adoring great-grandfather of Elana Meyer. Loving brother of Meyer (Joyce) Shevrin, Jack (Sue) Shevrin, and the late Esther Shevrin. Dear brother-in-law of the late Marsha (the late Frank) Dorman. Devoted son of the late Irving and the late Sally Shevrin, and the late Jean Shevrin. He was respected by many of his students and colleagues.

Dr. Shevrin completed his undergraduate studies in 1948 at City College of New York. He received his M.A and Ph.D. in Psychology from Cornell University. He received postdoctoral clinical psychology and psychanalytic training at the Menninger Foundation in Topeka Kansas, and worked at the Menninger Foundation as a researcher and Psychoanalyst from 1956 to 1973. He was recruited to the University of Michigan in 1973 as Professor of Psychology and Chief Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry where he worked until retirement in 2004. He continued his work as Professor Emeritus until his death.

For more than 60 years, Dr. Shevrin pushed the boundaries between the disciplines of neuroscience and psychoanalysis. In 1968 he published in the journal, Science, the first report of brain responses to unconscious visual stimuli, thus providing strong objective evidence for the existence of the unconscious. He is the author of over 200 published manuscripts, books and book chapters including The Dream Interpreters, a psychoanalytic novel in verse form, which won a Gradiva Award. In 2003, Dr. Shevrin received the Mary S. Sigourney Award, a prestigious international award recognizing outstanding achievements in psychoanalytic research. His work is recognized as having helped form the foundation for a new scientific field known as Neuropsychoanalysis.

Throughout his career he was a teacher, mentor and supervisor to numerous students, faculty, staff, residents and postdoctoral fellows. In addition, he collaborated with his wife, Aliza Shevrin, a noted Yiddish translator, to translate 11 Isaac Bashevis Singer and Sholom Aleichem novels, including most recently a retranslation of Tevye the Dairyman which is the basis for the play Fiddler on the Roof.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Dr. Howard Shevrin may do so by making a contribution to:

Michigan Psychoanalytic Foundation
32841 Middlebelt Road #411
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
248 851-3380
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Beth Israel Congregation in Ann Arbor
2000 Washtenaw
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 665-9897
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