Seminar

2017 - 2019 Lecture Series
Presbyterian Hospital Building
19th floor, Sergievsky Conference Room
622 West 168th Street, New York NY 10032
Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
For more information, please contact Miguel Arce Rentería, PhD (ma3347@cumc.columbia.edu) and Eleanna Varangis, PhD (ev2171@cumc.columbia.edu).

2019

Speaker

Title

Nov 28 THANKSGIVING -- No Lecture   
Nov 21 Stephanie Cosentino, PhD
Associate Professor of Neuropsychology (in Neurology, the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain)
Toward a Model of Subjective Cognitive Decline
Nov 14 Christian Habeck, PhD
Associate Professor of Neuroimaging (in Neurology and the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain) at CUMC
Occupational Substrates of Brain Health: Exploration with the Help of the O*NET Database
Nov 7 Miguel Arce Rentería, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Department of Neurology, Columbia University
Prevalence of Mild Cognitive Impairment in Mexican Older Adults: Data from the Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS)
Oct 31 Seonjoo Lee, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Biostatistics (in Psychiatry), CUIMC
Testing Interactions for Neuroimaging Data: Moderation and Moderated Mediation
Oct 24 Silvia Chapman, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Department of Neurology, CUIMC
Task-Specific Factors aid the Utility of Subjective Cognitive Decline as a Marker of Preclinical AD
Oct 17 Yunglin (Elaine) Gazes, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology (in Neurology and in the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain), CUIMC
Applications of Tractography in Aging and Disease
Oct 10 Holly Hunsberger, PhD
K99/R00 Associate Research Scientist, Department of Psychiatry, CUIMC
Of Mice and (Wo)men: The Sex-Specific Impact of Anxiety on Alzheimer’s Disease Progression
Oct 3 Edward D. Huey, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology (in the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain), CUIMC
Emotional Symptoms of Neurodegenerative Illnesses
Sep 26 Christian Habeck, PhD
Associate Professor of Neuroimaging (in Neurology and in the Taub Institute), CUIMC
Simple and Avoidable Quantitative Reasoning Fallacies in the Analysis of High-Dimensional Data
Sep 19 Eleanna Varangis, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Neurocognitive Science Division, Department of Neurology, CUIMC
Characterizing Functional Connectivity Across the Adult Lifespan: Findings from Cross-Sectional vs. Longitudinal Data
Sep 12 Yaakov Stern, PhD
Chief, Neurocognitive Science Division, Department of Neurology
Professor of Neuropsychology (in Neurology, in Psychiatry, in the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and in the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain) at CUIMC
Developing Consensus on Cognitive Reserve Terminology: a Subjective Take on the First Workshop on Research Definitions for Reserve & Resilience in Cognitive Aging and Dementia
Jun 13 Amelia Boehme, PhD, MSPH
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in Neurology and in the Sergievsky Center, CUIMC
The Role of Infections and Inflammation in Cerebrovascular Disease and Cognition 
Jun 6 Korhan Buyukturkoglu, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain, CUIMC
Machine Learning: A Novel Approach to Investigating Neural Correlates of Cognitive Impairment in MS
May 30 Georgette Argiris, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain, CUIMC
Semantic Processing of Natural and Artificial Entities
May 23 Sylvie Goldman, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology (in Neurology and the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center), CUIMC
Speech and Music Processing in Children with Autism: can EEG Explain their Language Deficits and Preserved Musicality?
May 16 Xiaosong He, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania
Network Neuroscience in Epilepsy: Extra Insights from the Same fMRI data
May 9 Priya Palta, PhD, MHSc
Assistant Professor in Epidemiology and Assistant Professor of Medical Science (In Medicine), CUIMC
Physical Activity and Preservation of Cognitive Function
May 2 Teal Eich, PhD
Associate Research Scientist in the Taub Institute, CUIMC
What Causes Task-Switching Impairments in Older Adults? A Cognitive and Neural Exploration
Apr 25 Lok-kin Yeung, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Taub Institute for Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain, CUIMC
Exploring the Relationship Between ModRey Performance with CSF and Structural Biomarkers
Apr 18 Indira Turney, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Taub Institute for Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain, CUIMC
Resting State Functional Connectivity Across Racial/Ethnic Groups
Apr 11 Preeti Sunderaraman, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Taub Institute for Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain, CUIMC
Nature of Technology use in our Everyday Financial Habits
Apr 4 Chen Zhao, MD
Clinical and Research T32 Fellow, Division of Aging & Dementia Department of Neurology, CUIMC
Does Sleep Moderate the Effect of Vitamin D on Risk for Dementia
Mar 28 Angeliki Tsapanou, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Taub Institute, CUIMC
Brain Biomarkers and Cognition Across Adulthood
Mar 21 Yian Gu, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Sciences in Neurology, Epidemiology and the Taub Institute, CUIMC
Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Mar 14 John Jonides, PhD
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Michigan
Controlling Perception and Memory: Basic Science and Translation
Mar 7 Khena Swallow, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Cornell University
Memory for Context is Enhanced by Temporal Attention
Feb 28 Holly Hunsberger, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, CUIMC
The Sex-specific Effect of Anxiety and Stress on Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease
Feb 21 Break - for International Neuropsychological Society Conference  
Feb 14 David Predovan, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain, CUIMC
Effect of Physical Exercise on Cognition and Brain Health in Healthy Adults
Feb 7 Yaakov Stern, PhD
Chief, Neurocognitive Science Division, Department of Neurology
Professor of Neuropsychology (in Neurology, in Psychiatry, in the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and in the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain) at CUIMC
The Evolution of Terms Used to Describe Resilience and Reserve
Jan 31 Delfina Janiri, MD
Medical Fellow, Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Structural and Functional Brain Abnormalities in Mood Disorders
Jan 24 Alberto Cucca, MD
Clinical Research Fellow, NYU Langone Medical Center
Visuo-spatial Alterations in Parkinson’s Disease and Art Intervention
Jan 17 Christian Habeck, PhD
Associate Professor of Neuroimaging (in Neurology and the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain) at CUIMC
Functional Connectivity vs. Voxel Activation: Exploration by a Grumpy Connectivity Skeptic
Jan 10 Priti Balchandani, PhD
Associate Professor of Radiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Visualizing the Brain at 7 Tesla: Technical Developments and Clinical Applications
Jan 3 Christine Denny, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurobiology (in Psychiatry), Columbia University
Finding the Engram: Activation of Dentate Gyrus Memory Traces Rescues Age-Related Cognitive Decline

2018

Speaker

Title

Dec 20 - 27 Break - Holidays  
Dec 13 Frank Provenzano, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Sciences (in Neurology in The Taub Institute), CUIMC
Deep Learning MRI in Alzheimer’s Disease
Dec 6 Miguel Arce, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain, CUIMC
The Role of Bilingualism on Age-Related Structural Differences and Cognition
Nov 29 Stephanie Cosentino, PhD
Associate Professor of Neuropsychology (in Neurology, the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain), CUIMC
Identifying Early Symptoms of FTD in Carriers of a MAPT Mutation
Nov 22 Thanksgiving Break  
Nov 15 Terry Goldbery, PhD
Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry), CUIMC
Cognitive and Functional Competence Instrument Development for the Early Alzheimer’s Disease Spectrum
Nov 8 Gaelle Doucet, PhD
Assistant Professor in Psychology at Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai
Clinical Use of Resting-state fMRI
Nov1 Sharon Simon, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher in the Taub Institute, CUIMC
Integrating Personality, Cognition and Brain Imaging
Oct 25 Stephanie Brown, PhD 
Postdoctoral Fellow, Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Ultra High-field Strength Neuroimaging in Major Depressive Disorder
Oct 18 Patrick Lao, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Scientist, the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center, CUIMC
Tau PET Imaging with MK6240 in Alzheimer's Disease
Oct 11 Eleanna Burns, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Scientist, the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center, CUIMC
Using Functional Connectivity Methods to Study the Aging Brain
Oct 4 Silvia Chapman
PhD Candidate, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, CUIMC
Subjective Cognitive Decline Study: Preliminary Findings
Sep 27 Christian Habeck, PhD
Associate Professor of Neuroimaging (in Neurology and in the Taub Institute) at the CUIMC
Simple and not-so-simple quantitative reasoning fallacies in the analysis of multi dimensional data
Sep 20 Victoria Leavitt, PhD
Assistant Professor, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Department of Neurology, CUIMC
A multi-level intervention to increase physical activity in persons with multiple sclerosis
Sep 13 Yaakov Stern, PhD
Chief, Neurocognitive Science Division, Department of Neurology
Professor of Neuropsychology (in Neurology, in Psychiatry, in the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and in the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain) at CUIMC
What causes age-related cognitive decline? An update on the RANN study
Aug 2 Michelle James, PhD
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University
PET Imaging of Neuroinflammation: Visualizing Neuroimmune Interactions From Mouse to Man
Jun 14 Preeti Sunderaraman, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Department of Neurology, CUIMC
Financial Decision Making in Older Adults
Jun 7 Anna MacKay-Brandt
Research Scientist, Outpatient Research, The Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research
An Update on the NKI-Rockland Sample Data Sharing Initiative: A Lifespan Research Program of Brain-behavioral Relationships
May 31 Jennifer Manly, PhD
Professor of Neuropsychology in Neurology, the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain, CUIMC
Educational Quality and Cognitive Outcomes in a National Cohort of African Americans and Whites: the Reasons for Geographic And Racial Disparities in Stroke Study
May 24 David Predovan, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Department of Neurology, CUIMC
Effect of Physical Exercise on Cognition in Healthy Adults
May 17 Katherine Keyes, PhD
Associate Professor Epidemiology Co-Director, Psychiatric Epidemiology Training Program, Columbia University

As Adolescent Substance use Declines, Depression and Suicidality Increase: a Tale Across Generations

May 10 Sarah E. Tom, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in Neurology and in the Sergievsky Center, Columbia University
A Lifecourse Perspective on Later Life Cognition: Examples from the Adult Changes in Thought Study and the Honolulu Asia Aging Study
May 3 Patrick Lao, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Department of Neurology, CUIMC
Associations Between Cerebrovascular Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease Pathophysiology
Apr 26 Stephanie Cosentino, PhD
Associate Professor of Neuropsychology in Neurology, the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain, CUIMC
Characterizing Cognition in Essential Tremor
Apr 19 Edward D. Huey, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology in the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain, CUIMC
Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Frontotemporal Dementia and Related Disorders
Apr 12 Sylvie Goldman, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology in Neurology and the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center, CUIMC
Gait and Postural Assessment in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Apr 5 Sara Ebrahimi, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Department of Neurology, CUIMC
A Study of White Matter Pathology in Alzheimer’s Disease
Mar 29 James Sumowski, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology/Psychiatry, The Mount Sinai Hospital
Word Finding Difficulty as the Most Prevalent but Overlooked Cognitive Deficit in Multiple Sclerosis
Mar 22 Angeliki Tsapanou, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Department of Neurology, CUIMC
Cognition: association with Sleep and Brain Markers
Mar 15 Lok-Kin Yeung, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Department of Neurology, CUIMC
Exploring the Effects of Entorhinal Cortex Subfields and CSF Amyloid/tau on the ModRey List Learning Task
Mar 8 Miguel Arce, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Department of Neurology, CUIMC
Bilingualism and Alzheimer’s Disease Risk
Mar 1 Jet Vonk, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Department of Neurology, CUIMC
The Value of Words in Alzheimer's Disease, Frontotemporal Dementia, and Healthy Aging
Feb 22 Vanessa Labode, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Department of Neurology, CUIMC
Immigration Status and the Aging Brain
Feb 20 Elizabeth Mormino, PhD
Assistant Professor (Research), Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford Medical School
Alzheimer's Disease Pathology and Cognitive Decline in Human Aging
Feb 15 The International Neuropsychological Society Conference -- No Lecture  
Feb 8 Yunglin Gazes, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology in Neurology and the Taub Institute, CUIMC
Applications of White Matter Tractography to Aging Research
Feb 1 Korhan Buyukturkoglu, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Department of Neurology, CUIMC
Effects of white matter lesions on atrophy estimates in MS
Jan 25 Yian Gu, MD, MS, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Sciences in Neurology, Epidemiology and the Taub Institute, CUIMC
Test the Reserve Mechanisms for the Relationship Between Diet and Cognition: Cognitive Reserve vs. Brain Reserve
Jan 18 Eleanna Varangis, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Department of Neurology, CUIMC
Functional Network Inefficiency, But No Cognitive Deficits, Linked to Concussion History in Middle-Adulthood
Jan 11 Sandra Barral Rodriquez, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurogenetics, in Neurology, the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain, CUIMC
Genetic basis of cognition in the Aging Brain
Jan 4 Anita van Loenhoud
Visiting PhD candidate, Alzheimer’s center, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam
A Neuroimaging Method to Capture Cognitive Reserve

2017

Speaker

Title

Dec 28 UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY -- No Lecture  
Dec 21 UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY -- No Lecture  
Dec 14 Qolamreza Razlighi, PhD
Associate Professor of Neuroimaging (in Neurology and the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain), Cognitive Neuroscience Division, CUIMC
Hierarchical Structure of the Brian’s Large-scale Networks
Dec 7 Herbert Terrace, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychology & Psychiatry, CUIMC
In the Beginning
Nov 30 Cancelled  
Nov 23 THANKSGIVING -- No Lecture   
Nov 16 Teal Eich, PhD
Associate Research Scientist in the Taub Institute, Taub Institute Research, CUIMC
Introducing the SOFIA (Study Of the Factor structure of Inhibition in Aging) Study
Nov 9 TAUB RETREAT -- No Lecture  
Nov 2 Niall Bolger, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychology, CUIMC
Causal Heterogeneity in Experimental Data
Oct 26 Robert Willis, PhD
Research Professor (in Population Studies Center and Survey Research Center) & Professor in Economics. University of Michigan
Seeking the Biological Foundations of Human Capital Theory
Oct 19 Christian Habeck, PhD
Associate Professor of Neuroimaging (in Neurology and the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain), Cognitive Neuroscience Division, CUIMC
Probing the Neural
Substrates of Occupation, Education and Verbal Intelligence in Matched-pairs
Analysis
Oct 12 David Parker, MS 
PhD candidate, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, CUIMC
Motion Correction in fMRI
Oct 5 Silvia Chapman, MS
Visiting PhD candidate, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, , CUIMC
Cross Domain Self Monitoring in Anosognosia for Memory Loss in Alzheimer's Disease
Sep 28 Victoria Leavitt, PhD
Assistant Professor, Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Department of Neurology, CUIMC
Aspirin Before Exercise:
Evidence from a Pilot RCT of Aspirin Pretreatment to Improve Exercise
Performance in Multiple Sclerosis
Sep 21 ROSH HASHANAH - No Lecture  
Sep 14 Yaakov Stern, PhD
Chief, Neurocognitive Science Division, Department of Neurology
Professor of Neuropsychology (in Neurology, in Psychiatry, in the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and in the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain) at CUIMC
Update on Cognitive Reserve