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CURRENT POSITION:
Private Practice of Neurology, 1993-Present       
Neurologist and Principal Investigator, Including Clinical Trials Research

 

EDUCATION:
Boston University, 1970-1973       
B.A. Psychology with Distinction
Summa Cum Laude

Rush Medical College, 1973-1977       
M.D.

Resident in Internal Medicine, 1977-1978       
Rush Presbyterian St
Luke's Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

Resident in Neurology, 1978-1981       
University of Oregon
Health Sciences Center

Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center , 1981-1983       
Fellowship in Behavioral Neurology, Neuropsychology, and Motor Control
(Supported by NIH Individual National Research Service Award)
Oregon Health Sciences University                                              

University of Oregon, 1981-1987       
Ph.D. in Human Experimental (Cognitive) Psychology

California State University, Fresno, 1998           
Small Business Management Training Business Owners’ Academy                   
(40 Hours)

San Joaquin College of Law, 2006-2011       
J.D. with Distinction

 

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS:
1978 Medical license, Illinois  
1980 Medical license, Oregon  (retired)
1983 Medical license, California (active)
1983 Certified, American Board of Neurology & Psychiatry (Neurology)
2011 Admitted to The State Bar of California

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
1977-1978 –  Instructor in Medicine
Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's       
Medical Center and Rush
University College of Medicine

1981-1983 –  Instructor in Neurology
Good Samaritan Hospital       
and Medical Center and
Oregon Health Sciences University

1983-1994 – Chief, Neurology Service
Department of Veterans Affairs        
Medical Center, U.C.S.F. Fresno

Central San Joaquin Valley Medical Education Program 
1983-1994 – Director, Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory
1986-1994 – Director, Neurology Department and Neurology Training Program
1989-1993 – Research and Development Coordinator

University of California, San Francisco
1983-1992 – Assistant Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry in Residence
1992-1997 – Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry
                        
1989-1994 – Director and Principal Investigator
Central California Comprehensive Alzheimer's Disease Center

1993-Present- Courtesy Staff Privileges
St. Agnes Hospital           

1993-Present – President and Medical Director
Alzheimer's Foundation of Central California                                                   

2010-Present – Member, Board of Directors
Fresno Survivors of Suicide Loss, Inc.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS:
Summa Cum Laude with Distinction in Psychology, Boston University, 1973

Phi Beta Kappa, Boston University, 1973 
 
Alpha Omega Alpha, Rush Medical College, 1976

Summer Research Fellowship, United Parkinson Foundation, 1974

First Place Award Competition, Illinois Psychiatric Society Medical Student Research Paper, 1974

Clinical Clerkship Appointment, Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit, National Institutes Of Health, 1976

Independent Research Investigator,  Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Appointment Pharmacology Department, 1977

Mosby Scholarship Award for Scholastic Excellence, Rush Medical College, 1977

First Place Award, North Pacific Society of Neurology & Psychiatry, 1980

National Institutes of Health Individual Research Service Award            
Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland, Oregon, 1981-1983
                                        
Faculty Teacher of the Year Award, UCSF/Fresno Family Practice Department, 1985

Witkin Legal Institute Award for Academic Excellence, Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing 
San Joaquin College of Law, 2007

Best Oral Advocate and Best Brief Finalist, George A. Hooper Moot Court Competition, San Joaquin College of Law, 2008 

Witkin Legal Institute Award for Academic Excellence, Moot Court        
San Joaquin College of Law, 2008
                                           
Witkin Legal Institute Award for Academic Excellence, Patent Law      
San Joaquin College of Law, 2010

Witkin Legal Institute Award for Academic Excellence, Advanced Research and Writing
San Joaquin College of Law, 2010

 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
1979-1989 – American Academy of Neurology (active)

1989 –  American Academy of Neurology (AAN) (fellow)
AAN Behavioral Neurology Section
AAN Movement Disorder Section

1982- Behavioral Neurology Society

1996-Movement Disorders Society

2000- Parkinson Study Group

RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY:

ARTICLES: Upon Request

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS: Upon Request

OTHER PUBLICATIONS: Upon Request

PRESENTATIONS: Upon Request

COURSES:  
1994    Directed Unusual Cognitive and Behavioral Disorders, After Dinner Seminar presented at the Academy of Neurology Meeting, Washington, D.C.  Other faculty:  Chui, H.C. & Cummings,  J.L.

1995    Directed Unusual Cognitive and Behavioral Disorders, After Dinner Seminar presented at the
            Academy of Neurology Meeting, Seattle, WA.  Other Faculty:  Cummings, J.L., & Green, R.C.

1996    Directed Unusual Cognitive and Behavioral Disorders, After Dinner Seminar presented at the Academy of Neurology Meeting, San Francisco, CA.  Other Faculty:  Cummings, J.L.,
            & Green, R.C.

1997    Directed Unusual Cognitive and Behavioral Disorders, After Dinner Seminar presented at the Academy of Neurology Meeting, Boston, MA.  Other Faculty:  Cummings, J.L., & Green, R.C.

1998    Directed Unusual Cognitive and Behavioral Disorders, After Dinner Seminar presented at the Academy of Neurology Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.  Other Faculty: 
            Coslett, H.B.,Cummings, J.C., & Mendez, M.F.
 
1999    Directed Unusual Cognitive and Behavioral Disorders, After Dinner Seminar presented at the Academy of Neurology Meeting, Toronto, Canada. Other Faculty: Caselli, R.J., & Coslett, H.B.
     

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS:
As Principal Investigator

1981-1983    N.I.H. Individual Research Service Award, "Micrographia and Motor Programming Disorders in Parkinsonism."

1984-1986    V.A. "RAG" Grant, "Cognitive Components of Anomic Aphasia."

1985-1986    National Institute on Aging Grant, "Information Processing Analysis of Progressive Dementia."

1985-1986    U.C.S.F. Academic Senate Grant, "Cognitive Processing Deficits in Dysnomia."

1986-1989    V.A. Merit Review Grant, "Cognitive Dysfunction in Aging and Dementia."

1989-1992    Renewal of V.A. Merit Review Grant, "Cognitive Dysfunction in Aging and Dementia."

1989-1994    State of California, Department of Health Services, Alzheimer's Disease Program
                     Contract, "Central California Comprehensive Alzheimer's Disease Center."

1991-        See Accompanying List of Clinical Trials Performed

As Co-Investigator
1984-1986    U.C.S.F. Academic Senate Grant, "Effects of Parietal Lobe Injury in Spatial Skills."
(Fran Friedrich, Ph.D., Principal Investigator).

1991-1992    "Risk Factors for the Development of Alzheimer's Disease:  A Pilot Study in the Recruitment of Cognitively Normal Spouse Controls from the California Alzheimer's Disease Diagnostic     
and Treatment Center (ADDTCs)."  (Edward Jackson, M.D. Principal Investigator).

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