CURRICULUM VITAE - Center for Cognitive Neuroscience

Document Sample
CURRICULUM VITAE - Center for Cognitive Neuroscience Powered By Docstoc
					                               CURRICULUM VITAE
                             University of Pennsylvania

Date: 23 April 2012
PERSONAL INFORMATION:
Name: Adam J. Woods, PhD
Citizenship: USA

RANK/TITLE: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Department(s)/Center(s): Neurology, Centers for Cognitive Neuroscience and
Functional Neuroimaging
Business Address: University of Pennsylvania
                    3710 Hamilton Walk, Office 319
                    Philadelphia, PA 19104
E-mail: adwoods@mail.med.upenn.edu
Office: (215) 573-7010
Cell: (202) 441-7154

EDUCATION:
Institution                       Major/Focus        Degree/Position       Years
University of Pennsylvania,       Cognitive          Post-Doctoral         2010-
Philadelphia, PA                  Neuroscience       Fellow                present
George Washington University,     Cognitive          Doctor of             2005-
Washington, DC                    Neuroscience       Philosophy            2010
University of Alabama at          Psychology         Bachelor of Science   1999-
Birmingham, Birmingham, AL                                                 2003

RESEARCH SYNOPSIS:
  My program of research focuses on understanding the arousal systems of the brain.
  The brain is capable of regulating its concurrent arousal state to facilitate conscious
  behavior. Profound behavioral deficits can occur when this ability is compromised
  (e.g., coma, visual neglect following stroke). However, my work demonstrates that
  treatment of underlying arousal deficits through sensory or pharmacological
  stimulation can alleviate arousal-related symptoms, suggesting a strong relationship
  between arousal and symptoms in disorders commonly accompanied by underlying
  arousal deficits. My research uses converging methods from functional neuroimaging,
  non-invasive brain stimulation, cognitive psychology, and neuropsychology to
  advance our understanding of brain arousal systems and arousal regulation systems.
  My research aims to apply these techniques and our evolving understanding of brain
  arousal networks to the investigation and treatment of arousal-related deficits in
  stroke, dementia, post-surgical delirium, and other disorders.

REFERENCES:
  Anjan Chatterjee, MD; Mark Mennemeier, PhD; Branch Coslett, MD; Victor Mark,
  MD; John Philbeck, PhD; Roy Hamilton, MD
                                                                        Woods AJ/ CV


ACADEMIC AWARDS/HONORS:
 2010-2012    National Institute of Health (NIH) T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship,
              Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, Children’s
              Hospital of Philadelphia
 2009-2010    Thelma Hunt Research Fellowship in Psychology, The George
              Washington University
 2009-2010    Graduate Research Fellowship, The George Washington University
 2008         Research Enhancement Fund grant award for advanced dissertation
              research, The George Washington University
 2006-2009    National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship
              (Cognitive Neuroscience Division)
 2005         Academic Fellowship, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, The
              George Washington University
 2003         Graduated Honors in Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
 2003         Graduated Cum Laude, University of Alabama at Birmingham
 2003         1st Place John P. Ost Undergraduate Psychology Research Competition
 2003         Golden Key National Honor Society
 2003         Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
 2003         Gamma Sigma Alpha Honor Society
 2003         Dean’s List, University of Alabama at Birmingham
 2002-2003    National Dean’s List
 2001         Psi Chi Honor Society
 2000         Presidential Honors, University of Alabama at Birmingham
 2000         Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
 2000         National Society of Collegiate Scholars
 1999         Dean’s List, University of Alabama at Birmingham

FORMER AFFILIATIONS:
  Institution                    Department              Position              Years
  The George Washington          Psychology/Cognitive    PhD Graduate          2005-
  University, Washington, DC     Neuroscience            Student/ Instructor   2010
  University of Arkansas for     Neurobiology &          Lab Manager/          2004-
  Medical Sciences, Little       Developmental           Research              2005
  Rock, AR                       Sciences                Associate
  University of Alabama at       Physical Medicine &     Research              1999-
  Birmingham, Birmingham, AL     Rehabilitation          Assistant             2004

GRANT FUNDING:
 NIH Training Grant (T32) – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Intellectual and
    Developmental Disabilities Research Center – The nature and neural correlates of
    causality across the lifespan.

 NIH Challenge Grant – “Validating the NIH Toolbox in the Neurorehabilitation Setting
    (1RC1NS068910-01)” – 10/01/09-10/01/2011, Role – Statistical Consultant



                                      2
                                                                         Woods AJ/ CV


GRANT FUNDING (CONTINUED):
 George Washington University Research Enhancement Grant awarded for advanced
   dissertation research: “P50 Electrophysiology – Arousal and Vision.” 5/4/08;
   $2,310.00

 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP) -
    Cognitive Neuroscience Division; 09/01/06-09/01/09; $120,000.00

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
 Cognitive Neuroscience Society
 Vision Sciences Society
 Society for Neuroscience
 American Psychological Association
 Association for Psychological Society

EDITORIAL BOARD POSITIONS:
 The New School Psychology Bulletin (2008-2009)

AD HOC REVIEWER:
 Cortex
 Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance
 Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
 Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
 Neurocase
 PM&R

OTHER SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
 Statistical expertise: Multivariate, univariate, and multivariable data analysis, non-
 parametric statistical techniques, basic & advanced statistical modeling using SAS
 and SPSS statistical packages
 Pa, P50, N100, P200 auditory-evoked response potential (ERP) recording, analyses,
 and theory
 Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI): trainee in the Center for Functional
 Statistical Parametric Mapping (SPM)
 Neuroimaging at the University of Pennsylvania (Advisor: John Detre, M.D.)
 Voxel-Based Lesion-Symptom Mapping (VLSM)
 Voxel-Based Morphometry
 Programming: Matlab with the Psychtoolbox, Presentation experimentation software
 Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) techniques
 Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) techniques
 High-definition MRI-derived computation modeling of tDCS current density




                                         3
                                                                           Woods AJ/ CV


MANUSCRIPTS:

Published peer-reviewed manuscripts
  Woods, A. J., Mennemeier, M., Garcia-Rill, E., Huitt, T., Chelette, K. C., McCullough,
      G., Munn, T., Brown, G., Kiser, T. S. (2012). Improvement in arousal, visual
      neglect, and perception of stimulus intensity following cold pressor stimulation.
      Neurocase, 18, 115-122.

  Amorapanth, P., Kranjec, A., Bromberger, B., Lehet, M., Widick, P., Woods, A. J.,
       Kimberg, D. Y. & Chatterjee, A. (2012). Language, perception, and the
       schematic representation of spatial relations. Brain & Language, 120, 226-236.

  Woods, A. J., Philbeck, J. W., Chelette, K., Skinner, R. D., Garcia-Rill, E., &
      Mennemeier, M. (2011). Cold pressor stimulation diminishes P50 amplitude in
      normal subjects. Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis. 71, 348-358.

  Woods, A.J., Mark, V.W., Pitts, A., & Mennemeier, M. (2011). Pervasive cognitive
      impairment in acute rehabilitation patients “without” brain injury. PM&R, 3(5),
      426-432.

  Philbeck, J.W., Woods, A.J., Kontra, C., & Zdenkova, P. (2010). A comparison of
        blind-pulling to blindwalking as a measure of perceived absolute distance.
        Behavioral Research Methods, 42, 148-160.

  Woods, A. J., Philbeck, J. W., & Danoff, J. (2009). The various “perceptions” of
      distance: an alternative view of how effort affects distance judgments. Journal
      of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 35(4), 1104-
      1117.

  Mennemeier, M., Triggs, W., Chelette, K.C., Woods, A.J., Kimbrell, T., & Dornhoffer,
       J. (2009). Sham transcranial magnetic stimulation using electrical stimulation
       of the scalp. Brain Stimulation, 2(3), 168-173.

  Philbeck, J. W., Woods, A. J., Arthur, J., & Todd, J. (2008). Progressive locomotor
        recalibration during blind walking. Perception & Psychophysics, 70(8), 1459-
        1470.

  Woods, A.J., Mark, V.W. (2007). Convergent validity of executive organization
      measures on cancellation. Journal of Clinical and Experimental
      Neuropsychology, 29(7), 719-723.

  Mark, V.W., Woods, A.J., Mennemeier, M., Abbas, S., & Taub, E. (2006). Cognitive
        screening for CI therapy in the outpatient clinic. Neurorehabilitation, 21, 139-
        46.




                                        4
                                                                          Woods AJ/ CV


  Woods, A.J., Mennemeier, M., Garcia-Rill, E., Meythaler, J., Mark, V.W., Jewell,
      G.R., Murphy, H. (2006). Bias in magnitude estimation following left
      hemisphere injury. Neuropsychologia, 44, 1406-12.

  Taylor-Cooke, P.A., Ricci, R.; Baños, J.H., Zhou, X., Woods, A.J., Mennemeier, M.S.
         (2006). Perception of motor strength and stimulus magnitude are correlated in
         stroke patients. Neurology, 66, 1444-1446.

  Mennemeier, M., Pierce, C., Dowler, R., Chatterjee, A., Anderson, B., Jewell, G.,
       Woods, A.J., Mark, V.W. (2005). Biases in attentional orientation and
       magnitude estimation explain crossover: neglect is a disorder of both. Journal
       of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17, 1194-1211.

  Mark, V.W., Oberhue, A.M., Henderson, C., Woods, A.J. (2005). Ballism following
        stroke responds to simple therapeutic interventions. Archives of Physical
        Medicine and Rehabilitation, 86, 1226-1233.

  Mark, V.W., Woods, A.J., Ball, K.K., Roth, D.L., Mennemeier, M. (2004).
        Disorganized search is not a consequence of neglect. Neurology. 63(1):78-84.

Manuscripts in review
  Woods, A.J., Goksun, T., Chatterjee, A., & Smith, S. The development of visual
      search organization. Developmental Science. Submitted April 2012.

  Goksun, T., Woods, A.J., Chatterjee, A., Zelonis, S., Glass, L., & Smith, S.
       Elementary school children’s attentional biases in physical and numerical
       space. European Journal of Developmental Psychology. Submitted November
       2011. 2nd Round of Review March 2012.

  Minhas, P., Bikson, M., Woods, A.J., Rosen, A., & Kessler, S. Transcranial direct
        current stimulation in pediatric versus adult brain: A computational modeling
        study. IEEE EMBC. Submitted March 2012.

  Yamamoto, N., Philbeck, J.W. Woods, A.J., Gajewski, D., Chichka, D., Potollochio,
      S., & Caputy, A. The role of the human medial temporal lobes in navigation.
      Brain. Submitted April 2012.

Manuscripts in preparation
  Woods, A.J., & Philbeck, J.W. Hyper-arousal enhances stereoscopic depth and
      contrast sensitivity. Visual Cognition.

  Woods, A.J., Lehet, M., & Chatterjee, A. Context modulates the contribution of time
      and space in causal inference. Invited Manuscript: Time & Causality Special
      Topic, Frontiers in Perception Science.




                                       5
                                                                            Woods AJ/ CV


  Woods, A.J., Lehet, M., Hillebrandt, A., Xui, R., & Chatterjee, A. Fundamental
      differences between time and space in causality. Psychological Science.

  Woods, A.J., & Chatterjee, A. The neural correlates of time and space in causality.
      Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.

  Woods, A.J., & Chatterjee, A. Right parietal injury alters causal inference.
      Neuropsychologia.

  Woods, A.J., Kranjec, A., Hamilton, R., & Chatterjee, A. Differential roles of the right
      parietal and frontal cortices in causal inference: a tDCS study. Cortex.

  Woods, A.J., Kranjec, A., Lehet, M., & Chatterjee, A. Sinister Interference in
      American Football. Psychological Science.

  Kessler, S., Woods, A.J., Minhas, P., Rosen, A., Bikson, M. Dose response
        relationships and safety parameters for transcranial direct current stimulation
        in children. Brain Stimulation.

Dissertation
  Woods, A.J. The consequences of hyper-arousal for human visual perception. The
      George Washington University. Defended 03/05/2010, Accepted 03/15/2010,
      Published 05/12/2010.

Abstracts
  Woods, A.J., Lehet, M., & Chatterjee, A. (2012). The role of the right parietal cortex
      in causal perception. Annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society.

  Mark, V.W., Woods, A.J., & Philbeck, J.W. (2011). The NIH Toolbox’s sensitivity to
        cognitive illness in acute brain rehabilitation. Journal of the International
        Neuropsychological Society, 17(S1): 233.

  Woods, A.J., Lehet, M., Hillebrandt, A., & Chatterjee, A. (2011). The timing of space
      and time in perceptual causality. Annual meeting of the Cognitive
      Neuroscience Society.

  Woods, A.J., & Philbeck, J.W. (2010). When does cortical arousal influence
      performance on visual perception tasks? Journal of Vision, 10(7): 84.

  Woods, A.J., Philbeck, J.W., Chelette, K., Skinner R., Garcia-Rill, E., Chichka, D.,
      Potolicchio, S., & Mennemeier, M. (2009). Cortical arousal influences early but
      not late visual perception. Journal of Vision, 9(8): 1113.




                                         6
                                                                       Woods AJ/ CV


Mark, V.W., & Woods, A.J. (2009). A novel use of the cancellation test to assess
      cognitive change after acute brain injury. Journal of the International
      Neuropsychological Society, 17(S2): 69.

Woods, A.J., & Philbeck, J.W. (2008). Comparison of rope-pulling to blindwalking as
    measures of distance perception. Journal of Vision, 8(6): 351.

Mennemeier, M., Triggs, W., Chelette, K.C., Woods, A.J., Myhill, J., Winham, W.,
     Kimbrell, T., & Dornhoffer, J. (2008). An advanced method of sham rTMS
     using electrical stimulation of the scalp. Brain Stimulation, 1(3): 285-286.

Mark, V.W., Woods, A.J., Hamilton, L.C. (2008). Visual memory and search
      organization during cancellation testing, Journal of the International
      Neuropsychological Society, 14(S1): 287.

Woods, A.J., Philbeck, J.W. (2007). Perceived effort recalibrates verbal distance
    judgments without altering perceived distance, Visual Cognition, in press.

Woods, A.J., Philbeck, J.W. (2007). Does perceived effort influence verbal reports of
    distance? Journal of Vision, 7(6): 521.

Philbeck, J.W., Woods, A.J. (2007). Does perceived effort influence verbal reports of
      shape? Journal of Vision, 7(6): 522.

Mennemeier, M.S., Chelette, K.C., Woods, A.J., Hudson, J., Dewi, E., Taylor-Cooke,
     P.A., Wallace, T., Skinner, R.D., & Garcia-Rill, E. (2007). The P50 ERP is
     sensitive to arousal states in both neglect and normal subjects. Journal of the
     International Neuropsychological Society, 13(S1): 39.

Woods, A.J., Mennemeier, M., Garcia-Rill, E., Wallace, T., Chelette, K.C.,
    McCullough, G., Schmidley, J. (2006). Cold pressor stimulation improves
    neglect, magnitude estimation, and arousal (P50 amplitude). Journal of the
    International Neuropsychological Society, 11(S1): 259.

Woods, A.J., Mark, V.W. (2005). Severe Executive Dysfunction is a Component of
    Left but Not Right Neglect. Journal of the International Neuropsychological
    Society, 11(S1):45.

Woods, A.J., Jewell, G., Kretzmer, T, Murphy, H., Meidinger, A., Liem, S., Nunn, T.,
    Mark, V.W., Chatterjee, A., Anderson, B., Mennemeier, M. (2005). A Broad
    Spectrum of Cognitive Deficits in Neglect. Journal of the International
    Neuropsychological Society, 11(S1): 45.




                                     7
                                                                        Woods AJ/ CV


Mark, V. W., Woods, A. J., Mennemeier, M., Taub, E. (2005). Cognitive Screening
      for Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy in the Outpatient Stroke
      Rehabilitation Clinic. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 86:
      E22.

Mark, V.W., Woods, A.J., Ball, K.K., Mennemeier, M., Abbas, S. (2005). Aphasia
      Does Not Prevent Assessing Executive Functions After Stroke. Neurology,
      64(6), A224.

Kretzmer, T, Jewell, G., Murphy, H., Meidinger, A., Liem, S., Woods, A.J., Mark,
      V.W., Anderson, B., Chatterjee, A., Mennemeier, M. (2005). Aging has Little
      Effect on Perception of Stimulus Intensity. Journal of the International
      Neuropsychological Society, 11(S1): 122.

Mark, V.W., Woods, A.J., Ball, K.K., Mennemeier, M., Abbas, S. Comprehension
      ability does not predict executive test compliance following stroke. Second
      Congress of the International Society for Vascular Behavioural and Cognitive
      Disorders – Florence, Italy, June 8-12, 2005.

Kretzmer, T, Jewell, G., Murphy, H., Meidinger, A., Liem, S., Woods, A.J., Mark,
      V.W., Anderson, B., Chatterjee, A., Mennemeier, M. (2005). Understanding
      Perceptual Deficits Following Right Hemisphere Injury. Journal of the
      International Neuropsychological Society, 11(S1): 182.

Woods, A.J., Mark, V.W. (2004). Cognitive impairment in non-neurologic elderly
    hospital inpatients. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society,
    10(S1): 182.

Woods, A.J., Mark, V.W., Mennemeier, M. (2004). Alterations in stimulus response
    influence cancellation performance. Journal of the International
    Neuropsychological Society, 10(S1): 91.

Woods, A.J., Garcia-Rill, E., Meythaler, J., Mark, V.W., Jewell, G.R., Mennemeier,
    M. (2004). Altered magnitude estimation in neglect following left-hemisphere
    damage improves with pharmacologic treatment for arousal. Journal of the
    International Neuropsychological Society, 10(S1): 91-92.

Woods, A.J., Jewell, G.R., Fisk, G., Tipton, S., Dowler, R., Mennemeier, M. (2004).
    Caloric stimulation in neglect: not just for the vestibular system anymore.
    Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 10(S1): 92.

Mark, V.W., Woods, A.J., Mennemeier, M. (2004). Cancellation target marking
      procedure affects perseveration but not neglect following brain injury. Journal
      of the International Neuropsychological Society, 10(S1): 172.




                                      8
                                                                          Woods AJ/ CV


  Jewell, G., Kretzmer, T., Meidinger, A., Woods, A.J., Murphy, H., Leim, S., Mark,
         V.W., & Mennemeier, M. (2004). Merging neuropsychology and
         psychophysics: right-hemisphere dominance for ratio scaling. Journal of the
         International Neuropsychological Society, 10(S1): 211.

  Mark, V.W., Woods, A.J., Ball, K.K., Roth, D.L., & Mennemeier, M. Computerized
        cancellation test performance and aging. Annual Cognitive Aging Conference
        – Atlanta, Georgia, April 1-4, 2004.

  Mark, V., Woods, A. (2003). Face validity of search organization measures on
        cancellation tests. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 9,
        267.

  Mark, V., Woods, A. (2003). Speed vs. organization measures on cancellation
        following stroke. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 9,
        267.

  Mark, V.W., Woods, A. (2003). Age effects on cancellation speed and organization.
        Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 51(4), S388.

  Mennemeier, M., Jewell, G. Kretzmer, T., Murphy, H.L., Woods, A., Nunn, T., &
       Liem, S. (2003). Bridging neuroscience and psychophysics: heteromodal
       association cortex is a critical component of S.S. Stevens’ Power Law.
       Proceedings of the Annual Winter Conference on Brain Research.

  Mennemeier, M., Kretzmer, T., Murphy, H., Jewell, G.R., Nunn, T., Woods, A.,
       Meidinger, A., & Leim, S. (2003). Aging and cerebrovascular disease can alter
       judgment of stimulus intensity and pain. Annals of Behavioral Medicine,
       Supplement of the proceedings of the 24th annual meeting.

Conference Talks
  Woods, A.J., Philbeck, J.W. Perceived effort recalibrates verbal distance judgments
      without altering perceived distance, Object Perception Attention and Memory
      (OPAM) Conference, Long Beach, California, USA. November 15, 2007.

Invited lectures
  Woods, A.J. Causality across the lifespan. Intelectual and Developmental Disabilities
      Research Center Trainee Lecture Series, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia,
      March, 10, 2011.

  Woods, A.J. Judging a book by its cover: Causality and Surface Features. Center for
      Cognitive Neuroscience Lecture Series, University of Pennsylvania, January,
      26, 2011.




                                        9
                                                                        Woods AJ/ CV


 Woods, A.J. Cortical Arousal and Visual Perception. Cognitive Neuroscience Brown
     Bag Lecture Series, Department of Psychology, The George Washington
     University, March 21, 2009.

 Woods, A.J. The Various “Perceptions” of Distance: an alternative view of how effort
     influences judgments of absolute distance. Cognitive Neuroscience Brown
     Bag Lecture Series, Department of Psychology, The George Washington
     University, February 16, 2008.

 Woods, A.J. Does Physiological Effort Influence Perceived Distance? Cognitive
     Neuroscience Brown Bag Lecture Series, Department of Psychology, The
     George Washington University, April 21, 2007.

 Woods, A.J. Neglect and Neural Mechanisms of Magnitude Estimation. Cognitive
     Neuroscience Brown Bag Lecture Series, Department of Psychology, The
     George Washington University, December 5, 2005.

 Mennemeier, M., Woods, A.J. Hemispheric Laterality of Magnitude Estimation.
      Behavioral Neurology/Neuroscience Laboratory Meeting (PI: Anjan Chatterjee,
      M.D.), Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania, October 29, 2004

 Woods, A.J., Mark, V.W. Routine cognitive assessment of elderly “non-neurological”
     rehabilitation in-patients: surprising findings. Center for Aging Scientific
     Lecture Series, University of Alabama at Birmingham, January 23, 2004.

 Woods, A.J., Mark, V.W. Cognitive impairment in “non-neurologic” elderly
     rehabilitation inpatients: fact or fiction? Department of Physical Medicine and
     Rehabilitation Grand Rounds, University of Alabama at Birmingham, January
     16, 2004.

 Woods, A.J. Cognitive impairment in “non-neurologic” rehabilitation inpatients.
     National Institute of Health Training Seminar, Department of Physical Medicine
     and Rehabilitation, University of Alabama at Birmingham, April 30, 2003.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
  Position       Course                           Institution                   Year
  Instructor     Memory & Cognition               George Washington             2010
                                                  University
  Instructor     Cognitive Neuroscience           George Washington             2009
                                                  University
  Instructor     Memory & Cognition               George Washington             2009
                                                  University




                                      10
                                                                        Woods AJ/ CV


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
 2010-present
 Post-Doctoral Fellow: Cognitive Neurology Lab, Department of Neurology, University
 of Pennsylvania (Advisor: Dr. Anjan Chatterjee; Co-advisor: John Detre). Regular
 duties performed as a post-doctoral researcher include 1) the development and
 pursuit of independent research projects of interest to the field of cognitive
 neuroscience and neurology in areas concentrating on perceptual causality, 2)
 training in fMRI techniques, 3) training in developmental neuroscience methods, 4)
 mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, 5) preparation and submission of
 manuscripts, 6) preparation and submission of post-doctoral fellowship grants, 7)
 training in transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), and 8) training in voxel-
 based lesion-symptom mapping. Collaborators: Sabrina Smith, MD – Pediatric
 Neurology, Sarah Paterson, PhD, Julia Parish – Center for Autism Research; John
 Detre, MD – Center for Functional Neuroimaging; Branch Coslett, MD, Roy Hamilton,
 MD – Neurology; Peter Turkeltaub, MD, PhD – Neurology, Georgetown University;
 Marom Bixom - City University of New York.

 2009-2010
 Thelma Hunt Research Fellowship in Psychology: Brain & Navigation Laboratory,
 Department of Psychology, George Washington University (Advisor: Dr. John
 Philbeck). Regular duties performed as a fellow included 1) the development and
 pursuit of independent research projects of interest to the field of cognitive
 neuroscience in areas concentrating in visual perception, spatial navigation, and
 cortical arousal, 2) completion of dissertation research, 3) mentoring of advanced
 undergraduate research student, 4) maintenance of ERP laboratory and supervision
 of all auditory ERP research in the Department of Psychology, 5) preparation and
 submission of manuscripts, 6) advanced statistical analysis, 7) programming visual
 experiments and thresholding programs in Matlab using the Psychtoolbox.
 Collaborators: Samuel Potolichio, MD – Neurology, Jerome Danoff, PhD – Exercise
 Sciences, David Chichka, PhD – Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

 2006-2009
 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow: Brain & Navigation
 Laboratory, Department of Psychology, George Washington University (Advisor: Dr.
 John Philbeck). Regular duties performed as a fellow included 1) the development
 and pursuit of independent research projects of interest to the field of cognitive
 neuroscience in areas concentrating in visual perception, spatial navigation, and
 arousal, 2) development and acquisition of technologies assisting in the above duties
 (independent development of a P1/P50 auditory-evoked potential ERP rig), 3)
 preparation and submission of manuscripts, 4) statistical analysis, 5) mentoring
 undergraduate assistants, and 6) completion of grant-specific studies investigating
 the influence of the medial temporal lobes on angular acceleration.

 2005-2006
 Research Associate/Graduate Student: Brain & Navigation Research Laboratory,
 Department of Psychology, George Washington University (Advisor: Dr. John


                                      11
                                                                            Woods AJ/ CV


Philbeck). Regular duties performed as an assistant on an R01 NIH grant
investigating the cognitive processes of path integration and distance perception in
both medial temporal lobectomy patients and normal control subjects includes: 1)
subject recruitment, 2) cognitive screening of potential subjects, 3) testing subjects in
experimental protocols (virtual reality, path integration, triangle path completion, etc.)
4) poster and manuscript preparation/submission, 5) statistical analysis.

2004-2005
Research Associate/Lab Manager: Cognitive Neuroscience/Neuropsychology
Research Laboratory, Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neuroscience Institute, Center
for Translational Neuroscience, Department of Neurobiology and Developmental
Sciences, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. (Supervisor: Dr. Mark
Mennemeier). Regular duties performed as an assistant on an R01 NIH grant
investigating neuropsychological and psychophysical functioning in visual neglect and
right-hemisphere stroke included: 1) assistance in grant, poster, and manuscript
preparation/submission 2) subject recruitment 3) sensory and cognitive screening of
potential subjects, 4) testing subjects in experimental protocols (Transcranial
Magnetic Stimulation, perceptual magnitude estimation, cold caloric vestibular
stimulation, perceptual threshold testing, perceptual difference testing, P50 ERP
analysis/recording), 5) infrared spectroscopy, 6) obtaining digital CTs/MRIs and
performing volumetric brain lesion analysis, 7) statistical analysis, 8)
creating/maintaining a research database of unilateral stroke patients. Collaborators:
Edgar Garcia-Rill, PhD, Robert Skinner, PhD – Neurobiology & Developmental
Sciences, John Dornhoffer, MD – Neurootolaryngology

2003-2004
Research Assistant: Constraint-Induced Therapy Research Group, Center for
Psychiatric Medicine, Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at
Birmingham. (Supervisors: Drs Edward Taub & Victor Mark). Regular duties
performed as an assistant on a NIH/NCMRR grant investigating whether
manipulation of intensity and duration of constraint-induced movement therapy alters
treatment outcome included: 1) obtaining research quality MRI’s, 2) volumetric
analysis of brain lesions, 3) analysis of white and gray matter atrophy via Voxel-
Based Morphometry and Statistical Parametric Mapping & 4) quantifying white mater
changes via tissue segmentation.

2001-2004
Research Assistant: Behavioral Neurology/Neuropsychology Research Laboratory,
Rehabilitation Psychology Section, Spain Rehabilitation Center, Department of
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
(Supervisor: Dr. Mark Mennemeier). Regular duties performed as an assistant on
two NIH grants investigating neuropsychological and psychophysical functioning in
hemispatial neglect and right-hemisphere stroke included: 1) assistance in poster and
manuscript preparation 2) subject recruitment 3) sensory and cognitive screening of
potential subjects, 4) testing subjects in experimental protocols, 5) obtaining digital




                                       12
                                                                         Woods AJ/ CV


 CTs/MRIs and performing volumetric brain lesion analysis along with a research
 neurologist & 6) statistical analysis.

 2000-2004
 Research Assistant: Behavioral Neurology Research Laboratory, Spain Rehabilitation
 Center, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Alabama at
 Birmingham. (Supervisor: Dr. Victor Mark). Regular Duties performed as an
 assistant on one NIA grant investigating the influence of aging in normal controls on
 executive performance, two John Hartford Foundation/ Southeast Center of
 Excellence in Geriatric Medicine investigating executive cancellation assessment in
 stroke and aging, and one NIH/NCMRR grant investigating the predictive abilities of
 cognitive screening on constraint-induced therapy outcome included: 1) assistance in
 conceptualization and preparation of grants, poster presentations, and manuscripts,
 2) subject recruitment 3) running subjects in experimental protocols (executive
 cancellation, neuropsychological screening, 4) data entry, 5) database management,
 & 6) statistical analysis.

NEUROPSYCHOLOGY EXPERIENCE:
 2005-2010
 Neuropsychology Clinic: Consultant to a private neuropsychology practice,
 Supervisor: Dr. Barry Ekdom, Fairfax, Virginia, USA. 11/05 to 5/2010. Duties
 included interviewing and administering neuropsychological test batteries to adult
 populations for a variety of neuropsychological disorders.

 2002-2004
 Inpatient Neuropsychology/Rehabilitation Psychology: Stroke Service, Spain
 Rehabilitation Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University
 of Alabama at Birmingham. 04/02 to 08/04. Supervisor: Dr. Mark Mennemeier.
 Duties included neurobehavioral evaluation/neuropsychology screening, report
 writing, and interventions with patients and families in an inpatient rehabilitation
 setting. Primary patient population was stroke with some exposure to neoplasm,
 post-neurosurgery, traumatic brain injury, geriatric orthopedic, and cardiac
 rehabilitation populations.




                                      13

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:8
posted:10/11/2012
language:English
pages:13