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PAMELA A. SAUNDERS. Ph.D. Department of Neurology Georgetown University Medical Center 4000 Reservoir Road, NW, Building D, Suite 207 Washington, DC 20057 saunderp@georgetown.edu 202/784-4771 (tel) 202/784-3504 (fax) Education Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Ph.D., in Sociolinguistics M.A., in Linguistics B.A., in Anthropology/Linguistics Work Experience Geriatrics Clerkship Director and Communications Course Director Georgetown University School of Medicine Washington, DC 20057 Curriculum Coordinator Geriatrics Curriculum Georgetown University School of Medicine Washington, DC 20057 Assistant Research Professor Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience Georgetown University Medical Center Washington, DC 20057 Clinical Monitor Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study Assistant Research Professor Neurology Department One Bles Building Georgetown University Medical Center Washington, DC 20057 Adjunct Assistant Research Professor Linguistics Department Georgetown University Washington, DC 20057 Program Manager & Research Associate, Higher Education Educational Foundation, AAUW 1111 Sixteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20036 2/2007 - present** 1994 1988 1986

8/2001 – present

3/2001 – present

9/2000 – present

9/2000 - present

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Pamela A. Saunders, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow NIA Training Grant in Communication and Aging (#T32 AG00226) Gerontology Center, University of Kansas Lawrence, KS 66045 Postdoctoral Fellow NIA Training Grant in Sociocultural Gerontology (# T32 AG00045) Medical Anthropology, University of California, San Francisco San Francisco, CA 94143-0850 Project Manager National Institute on Aging Grant (Mark Luborsky, PI) Philadelphia Geriatric Center 1101 Old York Road, Philadelphia, PA 19141 Grants and Awards **2007 - 2008** Awarded, CIRCLE Grant, Building a Foundation for an Integrated Communications Curriculum, Co-PI with Dr. Yumi Jarris in Family Medicine. 7/1996 – 6/1998

2/1994 – 12/1996

6/1991 - 1/1994

In preparation, K01 application entitled, Training to Design Mind-Body Interventions for AD Caregivers, will be submitted to National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.** Submitted (not funded), Resubmission of Expressive Writing Study with BMT Patients (1 R21 AT002305-01), submitted in response to PAR-03-153, March, 2005 (Score: 236) Submitted (not funded), Information and Education Transfer Core, as part of the Alzheimer's Disease Center grant application to the National Institute on Aging, September, 2005 (Score: 166) Submitted (not funded), Cura Personalis Geriatric Education Program, Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, January, 2005 (No Score) Awarded, Pilot Grant on “Jesuit Memory and Aging Project” supported by a grant from NIA grant # K 07 AG19165” Infrastructure for Aging and Health Research” at Georgetown, July 2005 – June 2006. (Non-Competitive Renewal will be submitted this summer -- Awarded, National Institute on Aging, R03, Communication and Coping between Persons with AD and their Caregivers, Sept 2004 – Aug 2006 Awarded, Pilot Grant on “AD Caregiver Ratings of Communicative Coping Behaviors” supported by a grant from NIA grant # K 07 AG19165” Infrastructure for Aging and Health Research” at Georgetown, July 2003 – June 2004. Awarded, GUSM, CIRCLE Grant, October 2002 Awarded, GUSM, Innovations in Student Assessment Grant, May 2002 Awarded, Pfizer Unrestricted Educational Grant, Geriatrics Curriculum Development, April 2002 Submitted, National Science Foundation, POWRE Grant Research and Training in Language Production of Dementia Patients, May, 1999 Principal Investigator, Alzheimer’s Association, Pilot Research Grant, 1998 - 2000, “Early Indicators of Alzheimer’s Disease” Attendee, NIA Summer Institute on Aging Research, Hosted by Brookdale Institute, NIH, and NIA. July, 1994 Winner, American Dissertation Fellowship, American Association of University Women, 1992 - 1993 Awardee, Grants-in-Aid of Research, Sigma-Xi Scientific Research Society, December 1991 Recipient, Doctoral Dissertation Grant, Wenner-Gren Anthropology Foundation, November 1991 Fellow, Linguistics Departmental Fellowship, Georgetown University, 1989 - 1991 Page 2

Pamela A. Saunders, Ph.D. Teaching Experience Assistant Professor, Georgetown University School of Medicine Geriatrics Curriculum and Communication Skills Training Lecturer, University of Kansas Methods Seminar, Human Development Department Visiting Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico Language and Aging, Linguistics Department Instructor, University of California, San Francisco Theories of Discourse, Medical Anthropology Program Teaching Fellow, Georgetown University Introduction to Sociolinguistics, Linguistics Department Teaching Fellow, Georgetown University Introduction to Language, Linguistics Department Instructor, University of Pennsylvania English Grammar: Structure and Use, Linguistics Department Publications **2007 - 2008** In Preparation Saunders, P.A. and Tractenberg, R.E. A Comparison of Communication Coping Strategies in AD and Non-AD patients in the clinical setting. Saunders, P.A. and Tractenberg, R.E. Development of the Communicative Coping Behavior Checklist in AD and Normal Dyads. ------------------------------Published: Saunders, P.A., Tractenberg, R., Chaterji, R., Amri, H., Harazduk, N., Gordon, J., Lumpkin, M., Haramati, A. (2007) Promoting self-awareness and reflection through an experiential Mind-Body Skills course for first year medical students, Medical Teacher, 29(8) 778 - 784. Saunders, P.A. and P. S. Aisen. (2004). Geriatrics Curriculum at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Special issue of Academic Medicine, 79: S45-S50. Saunders, P. A. (1999). “Gossip in an Older Women's Support group: A linguistic analysis.” In H. E. Hamilton (Ed.), Old Age, Communication, and Language: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. University of Virginia: Garland Press, 267-293 Saunders, P. A. (1998b). "You're out of your mind!" An analysis of humor as a face saving strategy for patients and clinicians during neuropsychological examinations. Health Communication, 10(4), 357-372. Saunders, P. A. (1998a). "My brain's on strike": The construction of identity through memory accounts by dementia patients. Research on Aging, 20(1), 65-90. Saunders, P. A. (1998). Book Review of “Ethics and process in the narrative study of lives”, edited by R. Josselson in Language, 73(4). Saunders, P. A. (1994). Stance in Life Stories of Depressed and Non-Depressed Women and Men. Unpublished Dissertation, Georgetown University, Washington, DC. 2002 - present

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Pamela A. Saunders, Ph.D. Saunders, P. A. (1994). “Do Old Women Tell Secrets? An Analysis of Gossip in Older Women's Discourse.” In M. Bucholtz, A. C. Liang, L. A. Sutton, & C. Hines (Eds.), Cultural Performances: Proceedings of the Third Berkeley Women and Language Conference, 621-630. Berkeley: Berkeley Women and Language Group. Saunders, P. A. (1992). “Affective and evaluative stance in life stories of the elderly.” Penn Review of Linguistics, 16, 137147. Saunders, P. A. & Luborsky, M. R. Pronominal Self-Reference in Life Stories of the Elderly. Unpublished manuscript. Invited Talks Doctor-Patient Communication. Introduction to the Patient Course. Georgetown University School of Medcine. Washington, DC, September 2002 Talking with Medical Professionals. Medical Discourse Class, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, April 15, 2002. Clinical trials for the social scientist. NIA Trainee Proseminar. University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, February, 22, 2002 Social construction of identity through metaphorical reference to metamemory in the discourse of dementia patients. Childlanguage Proseminar, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, February 13th, 1997 Metamemory Talk in the Speech of Dementia Patients. Center on Aging Monthly Conference Series, University of Kansas Medical Center, January 28th, 1997 Gossip and Older Women. "All Things Considered", National Public Radio Program, Jan. 24, 1995 Selected Conference Presentations and Posters Saunders, P.A., Kaltman, S., Green, B., Chung, J., Positioning of self and others by low-income traumatized women during health care visits, Georgetown University Round Table of Languages and Linguistics (GURT), Washington, DC: March, 2008 Saunders P, Tractenberg, R, Gravanda, K. Communicative Coping Behaviors in Persons with AD, Alzheimer's Association, Dementia Prevention Conference, Washington, DC, June 2007. Saunders P, Chaterji R, Harazduk N, Gordon J, Amri H, Lumpkin M, Haramati A. Impact of mind body skills group on medical students: a qualitative analysis of students' perceptions and attitudes, North American Research Conference on Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Edmonton, Alberta; May 2006. Wong G, Shah K, Saunders P, Harazduk N, Haramati A. Paper presentation on Impact of mind-body skills groups on medical students: quantitative analysis of perceptions of stress and mindful awareness, North American Research Conference on Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Edmonton, Alberta; May 2006 Lumpkin, M, Amri, H., Saunders, P., Benn, R., Finkelstein, C. and Nedrow, A. Workshop on Using Mind-Body Skills Education to Create Research Opportunities. North American Research Conference on Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Edmonton, Alberta; May 2006 Shah K, Wong G, Saunders P, Harazduk N, Haramati A. Poster on Comparison of medical and graduate students' perceptions of their stress and mindful awareness following a mind-body skills course. North American Research Conference on Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Edmonton, Alberta; May 2006 Saunders, P.A., My Brain is on Strike: Communicative Coping Behaviors in Persons with Dementia. Gerontological Society of America; Washington, DC; November, 2005. Saunders, P., Chaterji, R., Harazduk, N., Gordon, J., Amri, H., Lumpkin, M., and A. Haramati. First Year Medical Students' Perceptions of Mind Body Skills Groups, Research in Medical Education Session, Association of American Medical Colleges; Washington, DC; November, 2005. ---------------------------------Saunders, P.A. New Measurement Tool of Communication and Coping Behaviors in AD Subjects and Caregivers. Gerontological Society of America; Washington, DC; November, 2004. Saunders, P.A. Third-Parties in Clinical Interviews of Dementia Patients; Gerontological Society of America; Chicago, IL; November, 2001 Page 4

Pamela A. Saunders, Ph.D. Saunders, P.A. Companion talk in clinical interviews of older patients; Communication, Aging and Health; Vancouver, British Columbia; June, 2001 Saunders, P.A. Communicating about Health and Memory with Dementia and Non-Dementia Patients; World Alzheimer Congress 2000; Washington, DC; July, 2000 Saunders, P.A. Accounts and Humor: Results from the Alzheimer’s Communication Study; Georgetown University Roundtable on Languages and Linguistics; Washington, DC; March, 2000 Saunders, P.A. A Comparison of Memory Accounts Produced by Alzheimer’s and Non-Alzheimer’s Patients; Gerontological Society of America; San Francisco, CA; November, 1999 Saunders, P.A. Depression and Ethnicity as Personal and Social Constructs of Life Stories; Gerontological Society of America; Philadelphia, PA; November 1998 Saunders, P.A. When I dated the Rabbi’s Son: Social Construction of gendered Jewish identity in multi-generation discourse; American Association for Applied Linguistics; Seattle, WA; March, 1998 Saunders, P.A. Who’s got the upper foot? Alignment between doctors and patients; American Association for Applied Linguistics; Orlando, FLA; March, 1997 Saunders, P.A. Meta-memory Talk in the Discourse of Memory Clinic Patients; Gerontological Society of America; Washington, DC; November 1996 Saunders, P.A. Test talk and Memory Talk: Construction of Identity among patients and clinicians; Mid-America Linguistics Conference; Lawrence, KS; November 1996 Saunders, P.A. Humor and laughter as Communication Strategies between Dementia Patients and their Clinicians; Gerontological Society of America; Washington, DC; November 1996 Saunders, P.A. Humor, repetition, and imitation as face strategies in Alzheimer's discourse; American Association for Applied Linguistics; Chicago, IL; March 1996 Saunders, P.A. The Uses of the Historical Past as an Adaptive Strategy; Gerontological Society of America; Los Angeles, CA; November, 1995 Saunders, P.A. Do old women gossip? An analysis of gossip in the discourse of elderly women; Gerontological Society of America; Atlanta, GA; November, 1994 Saunders, P.A. Gossip in an Older Women’s Support Group: Functional Analysis of Question and Interruptions; Third Berkeley Women and Language Conference; Berkeley, CA; April 1994 Saunders, P.A. Norm makers and norm breakers: An analysis of friendship, work, and marriage in life stories of the elderly; American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings; Washington, DC; December, 1993 Saunders, P.A. A topical analysis of life stories of the elderly; NWAVE 22; Ottawa, Canada; October, 1993 Saunders, P.A. A qualitative look at stance in life stories of the depressed and non-depressed elderly; Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics; Washington, DC; April, 1992 Saunders, P.A. & D. Levy. The Qaruh incident: The impact of nationality on military language and information; Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics; Washington, DC; April, 1991 Consulting Genetics Survey Project University of Maryland, Baltimore Jansen Pharmaceuticals Atlanta, GA Genetics Alliance, Inc Washington, DC 2003 – 2004

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Pamela A. Saunders, Ph.D. REDA International, Inc. Wheaton, MD Professional Activities Co-Chair, Sub-committee on Communications Curriculum, prepared and submitted proposal to COME for a new four year curriculum on communication skills training, November, 2005 - present Member, Task Force on Curriculum Development, Georgetown University Medical School, September 2004 – present Chair, Taskforce on Recruitment, Society for Medical Women Faculty, Georgetown University School of Medicine, April 2002 – present Member, Committee on Medical Education, Georgetown University School of Medicine, September 2003 - present -----------------------------Member, Subcommittee on Evaluation and Assessment, Georgetown University Medical School, February 2002 – 2004 Co-Organizer, Symposium entitled "Language and Jewish Identity." American Association for Applied Linguistics. Seattle, WA, March, 1998 Co-Organizer, Symposium entitled "Goffman and beyond: Alignment and positioning in social interaction." American Association for Applied Linguistics. Orlando, FLA, March, 1997 Corresponding Secretary, Association for Anthropology and Gerontology, 1996 - 1997 Co-Convener, "Language and Communication Interest Group," Gerontological Society of America, November 1994 - 1997 Co-Organizer, Symposium on “Talking with the Elderly: A Comparison of Interaction across Settings.” Gerontological Society of America. Washington, DC, November 1996 Co-Organizer, Symposium on "Conversational Practices in Medical Settings, "American Association for Applied Linguistics, Chicago, IL, March, 1996 Organizer, Symposium on "Language and Dementia: An Interdisciplinary Perspective,” Gerontological Society of America Annual Meetings, Los Angeles, CA, November, 1995 Organizer, Symposium on "Discourse and Identity, "Southwestern Anthropological Association Annual Meetings, San Francisco, CA, April, 1995 Co-Organizer, Symposium on "Conceptualizing Language in the Study of Aging," Gerontological Society of America Annual Meetings, Washington, DC, November, 1992 Editor, Penn Review of Linguistics, Philadelphia, PA, 1988. Invited Reviewer Alzheimer’s Association Grant Reviewer; Research on Aging, Medical Anthropology Quarterly; **Abstract reviewer for Gerontological Society of America (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)** 1997

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