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Class of 2022

Kyan Younes, MD

Kyan Younes, MD

Class of 2022
Fellowship Track

Current Role

Assistant Professor, Stanford Center for Memory Disorders, Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine

Education

Behavioral Neurology Fellowship: UCSF Dept of Neurology (2021) CA

Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center (2018) TX

Research Fellowship: Case Western Reserve University (2014) OH

Medical Education: University of Damascus, Faculty of Medicine (2013) Syria

Research Areas of Interest

Clinical trials, Neuroimaging, Alzheimer's disease, Frontotemporal dementia

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Duygu Tosun, PhD

Duygu Tosun, PhD

Class of 2022
Professionals Track

Current Role

Associate Professor in Residence of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California - San Francisco

Education

Bilkent University, B.Sc. on Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 1999

Johns Hopkins University, M.S.E. on Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2001

Johns Hopkins University, M.A. on Mathematics, 2003

Johns Hopkins University, Ph.D. on Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2005

Research Areas of Interest

Biomarker discovery; Clinical trials; Alzheimer's disease; Computational medicine; Data analytics; Multi-modality neuroimaging biomarkers; Neuropathology

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Genesis Tan, MPH

Genesis Tan, MPH

Class of 2022
Professionals Track

Personal Statement

Currently, I am a Research Coordinator at Rutgers University-Newark at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience. My research interests include cognitive function, public health, and health disparities. My principal area of interest is the use of non-pharmacological interventions, such as exercise, to improve cognition and everyday function in older adults, especially those within racial/ethnic minority groups. Another interest of mine is to understand the impact social determinants of health, genetics, and neural markers have on preclinical Alzheimer's disease.

Current Role

Research Coordinator at the Aging and Brain Health Alliance, Rutgers University - Newark

Education

Brandeis University, B.S. Neuroscience

Rutgers University, MPH

Research Areas of Interest

non-pharmacological intervention, exercise, social determinants of health, social connectivity

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Joy Stradford, MS

Joy Stradford, MS

Class of 2022
Professionals Track

Personal Statement

Joy Stradford, M.S. is a clinical research coordinator at the University of California, San Diego Health (UCSD Health) Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS). She manages two clinical trials examining the impact of healthy lifestyle modifications on brain health in older adults. Joy is interested in race disparities in Alzheimer's Disease and ultimately aspires to become a clinical neuropsychologist.

Current Role

Clinical Research Coordinator at the University of California, San Diego Health (UCSD Health) Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS)

Education

Howard University (Washington, DC) - B.S. in Psychology

University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) - M.S. in Neuroimaging & Informatics

Research Areas of Interest

Race Disparities, Health Disparities, Alzheimer's Disease, Aging, Neuroimaging, Neuropsychology

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Clarissa Shaw, PhD, RN

Clarissa Shaw, PhD, RN

Class of 2022
Fellowship Track

Personal Statement

Dr. Claire Shaw's program of research focuses on reducing rejection of care by persons living with dementia through person-centered approaches.

Current Role

Assistant Professor, University of Iowa College of Nursing

Education

PhD, University of Iowa College of Nursing

MSN, University of Iowa College of Nursing

BSN, University of Iowa College of Nursing

Research Areas of Interest

Person-centered dementia care, elderspeak communication, rejection of care

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Erin Schwartz, BA Psychology, CCRP 

Erin Schwartz, BA Psychology, CCRP

Class of 2022
Professionals Track

Personal Statement

Experienced clinical research professional with a wish to make a difference in the AD community. My passions include mental health, neurology, and improving the daily lives of my participants.

Current Role

Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

Education

BA Psychology CCRP

Research Areas of Interest

Neurology, Mental Health, Improving lives of those with AD, Outreach to AD communities, AD prevention and a focus on at risk minority groups

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Meghan Schultz, RN, MSN 

Meghan Schultz, RN, MSN

Class of 2022
Professionals Track

Current Role

Research Nurse Manager

Education

Towson University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Johns Hopkins University, Master of Science in Nursing, Health Systems Management

Research Areas of Interest

Neuropsychiatric symptoms of AD, Psychosocial Intervention, Caregiver education

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Sharon Sanz Simon, PhD

Sharon Sanz Simon, PhD

Class of 2022
Fellowship Track

Personal Statement

My main research focuses on nonpharmacological intervention, particularly cognitive training, and lifestyle/psychosocial factors that promote healthy brain aging and dementia prevention in different communities.

Current Role

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Education

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Columbia University

PhD in Science/Psychiatry, University of São Paulo (Brazil)

Research Fellowship in Neuropsychiatry, Harvard Medical School

BA in Psychology, Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (Brazil)

Certified Neuropsychologist, Federal Council of Psychology (Brazil)

Research Areas of Interest

Cognitive Aging, Reserve & Resilience, Health Disparities, Psychosocial Factors, Cognition-Oriented Treatments, Non-Pharmacological Interventions, Telehealth, Teleneuropsychology

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Niyatee Samudra, MD

Niyatee Samudra, MD

Class of 2022
Fellowship Track

Current Role

Behavioral Neurology Fellow, University of California, San Francisco

Education

Behavioral Neurology Fellow, Memory and Aging Center, University of California, San Francisco

Epilepsy Fellow; Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Neurology resident; University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

M.D.; University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

B.S. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences; Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Areas of Interest

hyperexcitability; early-onset Alzheimer's disease; late-onset epilepsy; seizures; neuropsychiatric symptoms

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