Congratulations to the 2022 Dissertation Award Winners! 

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Shubir Dutt, MA

University of Southern California
Locus Coeruleus Integrity in Cognitive Aging, Neurodegenerative Disease, and Neurovascular Function
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Andrea Mejia Kurasz, MA

University of Florida
Investigating Bilingualism as a Proxy of Cognitive Reserve and Neural Compensation Across the Cognitive Aging Spectrum

Winners from Earlier Years

Year Dissertation Award Winner Dissertation Title
2021
Zanjbeel Mahmood, M.S., SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Effects of Motivationally Enhanced Compensatory Cognitive Training in Improving Modifiable Risk Factors for Mild Cognitive Impairment
Francesca V. Lopez, M.S., University of Florida
Cognitive Correlates of Mitochondrial Function in Older Adults
2020
Afik Faerman, M.A., Palo Alto University
The Role of Sleep Misperception in Daytime Cognitive Performance in Insomnia
Anny Reyes, M.S., UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program
Explaining Cognitive Heterogeneity in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (TLE): Identifying Unique Imaging Features, Health-Related Risk Factors, and Protective Factors in TLE Subtypes
2019
Catherine Sumida, M.A., Washington State University
Medication Adherence Functional Capacity in the Aging Population: Development of an Ecologically Validated Assessment
Alyssa De Vito, M.A., Louisiana State University
The Predictive Utility of Different Measures of Intraindividual Cognitive Variability as an Early Marker of Cognitive and Functional Decline in Older Adulthood
2018
Madeleine L. Werhane, M.S., San Diego State University/University of California San Diego
Characterizing the effects of vascular and genetic risk on brainstem white matter tract microstructure in older adults with mild cognitive impairment
2017
Sarah Jurick, M.S., San Diego State University/University of California San Diego
Markers of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Integration of In Vivo Myelin Imaging, Neuropsychological Measures of Processing Speed, and Subjective Post-concussive Symptoms
2015
Samantha L. Allison, M.A., Washington University St. Louis
Spatial navigation in preclinical Alzheimer's disease
2014
Kelsey Thomas, University of Florida
Understanding Errors in Complex Everyday Cognitive Tasks in Older Adults
2013
Alicia Janos, Washington University in St. Louis
Relationship between Serum Biomarkers and Three Month Outcome following Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
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