Trainee Poster Award

This monetary award is given at the Annual Conference for the most meritorious posters.


  • Caroline Nester: Does the Cognitive Change Index Predict Progression of Clinical Dementia Status? Longitudinal Analysis in a Demographically Diverse Aging Cohort
  • Isabel Manica: The Role Of Age And Cognitive Reserve In Moderating The Cognitive Effects Of Chemotherapy 
  • Natalia Docteur: Predicting Incident Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease with a Computerized Neuropsychological Assessment Device: Comparative Clinical Utility
  • Brooke Bosworth: The Association Between Education, Literacy, and Performance on the Loewenstein-Acevedo Scale for Semantic Interference and Learning (LASSI-L) in African American (AA) Older Adults
  • Belinda Zhang: Non-fluent/Agrammatic Variant Of Primary Progressive Aphasia (Nappa) In A Bilingual Chinese Speaker: A Single-case Study
  • Olivia Doyle: Cognitive Emotion Regulation As A Mediator Between Childhood Trauma And Parenting Stress 


  • Cassandra Smith: Assessing Cognitive Performance in Bilingual Children with Refractory Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: A Systematic Review
  • Alexandra Davis: Graph Theoretical Analysis of Brain Functional Connectivity in Initiation and Inhibition Tasks
  • Caitlyn Cap: Mind-Wandering in Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Exploratory Multi-Case Study
  • Irene Sipan: Visuospatial Skills of Adolescents Involved in Prostitution


  • Rachel Murley: Lack of Agreement Between Reliable Digit Span and Rey-15 Item Test as Validity Indicators for Test of Memory Malingering Performance in Youth Athletes
  • Kendra Pizzonia: Investigating Gene-Gene Interactions by Cognitive Domain in Healthy Older Adults
  • Jessica Luedke: Distinguishing Neuro-markers of Math Learning Disability Using EEG Coherence
  • Margaret Cadden: Baseline Predictors of Longitudinal SDMT Performance in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis
  • Isabel Munoz: Examining the Relationship Between Ethnicity, Perceived Workload, and Acculturation on Cordoba Naming Test Performance
  • Raelynn Munoz: The Impact of Bilingualism on Symbol Digit Modalities Test Performance Following Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Grace J. Lee: Reliable Change Indices as a Measure of Neurocognitive Change following Deep Brain Stimulation for Essential Tremor
  • Mia Delgadillo: The Impact of Anxiety and Depressive Disorders on Late-Life Cognitive Functioning
  • Kellie E. Brown: Positive, but not negative, self-perceptions of aging predict cognitive function in older adults
  • Stephen L. Aita: Meta-analysis of neuropsychological intra-individual variability in mild- and moderate/severe-traumatic brain injury
  • Emma H. Jones: Corticomedial amygdala volume significantly predicts cognitive flexibility in an older adult sample
  • Dustin Carter: The Impact of Visuospatial Memory Impairment on Rey 15-Item Test and Test of Memory Malingering Performance: Implications for Performance Validity Assessment


  • Emily Paolillo: Engagement in cognitively-demanding activities in daily life is associated with neurocognitive test performance and perceived cognitive difficulties among adults with and without HIV
  • Sarah InkelisCase of Persistent Amnestic Syndrome due to Small Right-Sided Retrosplenial Lacunes
  • Becca HuberMemory Complaint Inventory Cutoff Scores: Differentiating Genuine Clinical Presentation from Insufficient Effort
  • Natasha Nemanim: Differences in Performance of Memory Tasks in HIV + Cocaine and Methamphetamine Users
  • Andrew DaCosta: An examination of balance measurements in predicting post-concussion neurocognitive dysfunction
  • John O'HaraSex Differences in Cognitive and Neurobiological Markers of Alzheimer's Disease


  • Giulia Mercuri: Neuroticism & Openness: Identifying The Associations with Executive Functioning in Community–Dwelling Older Adults
  • Lindsey RobinsonDistinguishing TBI Malingering and Mild Fatigue Using Event-Related Potentials
  • Charles Gaudet: Immediate Post-Concussion and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT): A Ceiling Effect on the Verbal Memory Composite
  • Sarah Taylor: Base Rates of Failed Performance Validity Tests in a Chronic Pain Sample
  • Khushnoo Indorewalla: The Aging Well Through Interaction and Scientific Education (AgeWISE) Program: Examining Changes in Attitudes Toward Cognitive Aging in Older Veterans at Six-Month Follow-Up
  • Zoe Mestre: Positive Effects of Body Mass Index on Memory Performance, Irrespective of Activity Level, in Healthy Aging Older Adults


  • Amy Werry: Normal Neuropsychological Test Performance for Spanish Speaking Hispanic and Matched White Older Adults
  • Madison Niermeyer: Reported Expressive Suppression in Daily Life is Related to Lower Executive Functioning and Slower Action Planning Among Older Adults
  • Jessica Saurman: Reliable Change on the RBANS: A Meta-Analysis
  • Emily Smith: Detection of MCI in African Americans Using the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)
  • Rosemary Valdivia: Cortical Thickness Changes Associated with Failure to Recover from Proactive Semantic Interference as a Prognostic Factor of Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Brittni Morgan: The Relationship of Urgency to Impulsive Decision-Making During Heightened Affective States in Problem Drinkers 


  • Ariana Tart-ZelvinNeural Activity Associated with Rehearsal Strategy Use on a Working Memory Task
  • Matthew ClemAuditory Attention in Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Survivors:  Congruence of Parent Report and Performance
  • Joshua FullerThe Neuropsychiatric Inventory Increases Precision When Measuring Dementia of the Alzheimer's Type
  • Casey LaDukeCommon Test Utilization in Forensic Neuropsychological Assessment: A Survey of NAN and INS Members
  • Victoria MerrittThe e4 Allele of the APOE Gene Influences Neurocognitive Performance Variability Following Sports-Related Concussion
  • Alicia NunezFactor Structure of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition Spanish in a Clinical Sample of Puerto Rican Children 


  • Melissa Edwards: Depression, Inflammation and Memory Loss among Mexican Americans
  • Carolyn Cassill: Metabolic Syndrome, Memory Function & Gender in Middle Age
  • Laiene Olabarrieta Landa: The Effect of Specific Language in Performance on Verbal Fluency Tasks in Basque-Spanish Bilinguals
  • Carmen Carrion: Does Feedback Adherence Predict Patient and Caregiver Satisfaction with Neuropsychological Services?
  • Michael Brower: Embedded Auditory Measures for Detecting Dementia
  • Valencia Montgomery: Effects of Delay Duration on the Wechsler Memory Scale Logical Memory Performance of Older Adults with Probable Alzheimer’s Dementia, Probable Vascular Dementia, and Normal Cognition 


  • Dmitriy Kazakov: Tell the Truth: Eye Movements Index Object Recognition Despite Efforts to Simulate Memory Impairment   
  • Ben P. HunterDetecting Malingered Cognitive Impairment with WAIS-IV Digit Span Variables in a Clinical Outpatient Setting  
  • Keenan Walker: First 15 Seconds of Letter Fluency Predicts Cognitive Impairment at One-Year Follow-up in Individuals With HIV: A Pilot Study   
  • Emilie Franchow: Affect Suppression Depletes Executive Functions in Older Adulthood   
  • Kara Constantine: Mental Rotation in Children  
  • Daniel Horton: An abbreviated MoCA to differentiate normal cognition, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer disease 
  • Virginie Patt: Parsing Working Memory Processes: The Impact of Eye Movement Strategy on Neurocognitive Test Performance  
  • Antonio N. Puente: Exploring the Relationship between Cognitive Reserve and Functional Ability: The Role of Executive Functioning 
  • Erica Weber: Lower Memory Related Quality of Life in Older HIV Affected Adults  
  • Kaitlin Blackstone: Self-predictions of Prospective Memory Performance in HIV Infection: Evidence of a Meta-memory Deficit  
  • Anneliese Boettcher: A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing: Survey of Empirically Based Knowledge of Concussion Sequlae  
  • Tanya Nguyen: The Clinical Utility and Specificity of Parent Reports of Executive Functions among Children with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
  • Casey LaDuke: Is Forensic Neuropsychology Different? A Discussion for Practitioners and Field Leaders   
  • Jonathan DeRight: Composite Cardiovascular Risk Scores and Neuropsychological Test Performance: A Meta-Analytic Review   
  • Michelle Haddad: Changes in Grey Matter Volume Produced by Constraint-Induced Aphasia Therapy II   
  • Bern Lee: Defeatist Performance Beliefs Predict Neuropsychological Impairment, Functional Outcome, and Negative Symptoms in Schizophrenia   
  • Chelsea Morse: Multitasking Ability in MS: Can it Inform Vocational Functioning?   
  • Alyson Phelan: Validation of new visual-spatial memory test 
  • Melissa Edwards:Regional Groundwater Arsenic Levels are Associated with Poorer Neuropsychological Functioning among those with Cognitive Impairment
  • Gray Vargas:Gray Matter Atrophy and Depression in Multiple Sclerosis
  • Christine Karver:Intellectual Predictors of Responsiveness to an Online Problem-Solving Intervention for Adolescents with Complicated Mild to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Yael Mansoor:Understanding the Dimensionalization of the Benton Visual Retention Test
  • Andrea Sartori:Age and Cognitive Function are Associated with Diabetes Knowledge
  • Erkut Kucukboyaci:Disentangling the Effects of Febrile Seizures from Mesial Temporal Sclerosis in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: Is There an Additive Deficit?
  • Lauren Buscher: The Relationship Between Self-Reported Cognitive Difficulties and Medication Adherence in Multiple Sclerosis
  • Kevin Manning: MRI, Cerebrospinal Fluid, and APOE Correlates of Fine Motor Speed in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's Disease
  • John Hamilton: The Developmental Relationship Between Children's Emotion Perception and Intellectual Skills
  • Carolyn Anderson: Processing Speed and Working Memory in Multiple Sclerosis: Comparison of the Relative and Independent Models
  • Vinay Bharadia: Cognitive Change Following Bone Marrow Transplant for Multiple Sclerosis
  • Kyle Noll: Normative Data for Logical Memory Story A in Alzheimer's Disease and Normal Controls
  • Justin O'Rourke: Longitudinal Cognitive Declines in Prediagnosed Huntingtons Disease
  • Katherine Gifford: Utilization of a Visual Rating System to Assess Atrophy in FTD and AD
  • Tanya Mahaney: Co-Morbid Neuropathology in Alzheimer's Disease Complicates Differential Diagnosis
  • Catherine McGill: Initial Development of the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-mTBI Monitoring Form
  • Connie Myerson: Cardio-metabolic Co-morbidities and Cognitive Decline in Parkinson's Disease
  • Deepa Ramanathan: The Relationship Between Injury Severity and Recovery Following Traumatic Brain Injury Using Diffusion Tensor Imaging
  • Kelly Stanek:Multiple Cardiovascular Indices Are Related to Attention and Executive Function in Cardiac Rehabilitation Patients
  • Heidi Bender:The Relationship Between Subjective and Objective Measures of Attention in Children with Epilepsy.
  • Pei-Wen Sun:The Differential Self-Monitoring Abilities in Patients with Very Mild and Mild Alzheimer’s Disease.
  • Diane Scheiner:Polysubstance Abuse and Cognition in an HIV Positive Sample: No effect of Diagnosis Load.
  • TalarHopyan-Misakyan:Impairments in Working Memory and Cognitive Inhibitory Control in Children with Malignant or Benign Cerebellar Tumors.
  • Holly Hagen:Use of the CVLT-2 and Discriminant Function Analysis for Predicting Effort Group Classification in a Criminal Defendant Population.
  • J. Cobb Scott:Neurocognitive effects of methamphetamine: A meta-analysis.
  • Christine Yantz:Effects of parental presence on children’s neuropsychological test performance.
  • Maiko Sakamoto:Impact of Japanese written language on spatial performance: A comparison between Japanese and Americans.
  • Brandon E. Gavett:Likelihood of suboptimal effort in a forensic sample based on Finger Tapping and Trail Making Test scores.
  • Hillary Russell:The impact of seizure related items on the MMPI-2 in the profiles of patients with epilepsy or psychogenic non-epileptic seizures.
  • Heidi Christine Rossetti:Utility of the CERAD Neuropsychological Battery total score in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Jackie Micklewright: Predicting Cognitive Outcomes in Children with Brain Tumors.
  • Matthew Kraybill: Evaluating the role of motor regulation in figural fluency.
  • Fiona H. Barwick: Impact of anxiety and cognitive dysfunction on social support in MS.
  • Christina Armstrong: Development and validity of the Facial Affect Learning and Memory Test (FAMLT) and the Facial Identification of Affect Task (FIAT).
  • Megan Smith: Physical disability and perfectionist concern over mistakes predict depression in an MS population: Replication and extension.
  • Joseph Efrain Carmona: Sympathetic arousal to mild rotary stress in high and low hostile men
  • Mohan Krishnan: Increased Intra-Subtest Scatter on the Wechsler Abbreviated Scale Intelligence as a Characteristic of Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Olga Gale: The Effect of Pain on Neuropsychological Test Performance in Patients with Cervicogenic Headache
  • Christopher Bailey: Assessment of Effort in Baseline MTBI Neuropsychological Testing
  • Greg Strauss: Neuropsychological Subtypes Predict Functional Outcome in Pediatric Brain injury
  • Joy Nichols: Proton spectroscopy and neuropsychological outcome following neonatal asphyxia
  • Steven Holloway: Critical Flicker Fusion Threshold As a Function of Subliminal Neural Plasticity.
  • Kevin Whitfield: Preliminary Data About The Influence of Menstrual Cycle Phase On Metacognitive Judgment
  • Christopher M. Bailey: Differential Motivation On Baseline And Post-MBTI Neuropsychological Performance in Collegiate Athletes
  • Sandra Jittler: Estrogen Therapy And Performance On Tests Of Verbal And Non-Verbal Memory In Postmenopausal Women
  • Sarah Weiner: Age Affects The Ability To Perceive Emotions In Others
  • Janna Taft: Face-Name Interference In Alzheimer's Disease
  • Gerald Voelbel: The Relationship Between an Amygdala Volume with Face recognition and Face Emotion: A Comparative Study of Children with Asperger's Syndrome and Bipolar Disorder.
  • Susan Legendre Ropacki: The Influence of Cognitive Reserve on Neuropsychological Functioning After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)
  • Benjamin Hampstead: Early Delay Hippocampal MTR Change in Patients With Low Grade Primary Brain Tumors
  • Zoe Proctor Weber: Do Speed of Performance Accommodations Improve Reading Comprehension Scores of Learning Disabled Adults.
  • Samantha Farrimond: Prospective Remembering and Aging.
  • Stephanie McDermid Vaz: Non Verbal Memory Functioning Following Nondominant Interior Temporal Lobectomy.
  • Monica Lewis: Methylmalonic Acid Elevation Is Related to Cognitive Functioning Among Older Adults.
  • Elizabeth Zeigler: A New Application for Neuropychologists in Liver Disease.
  • Sejal Vyas: WADA Test Recognition Memory Scores Are Influenced By Language Laterality.
  • Zarabeth Golden: The Differential Impact of Alzheimer's Dementia, Head Injury and Stroke on Personality Dysfunction.
  • Ester Gonzalez-Aguado: Crossed Cerebellar Diaschasis and Neuropsychological Performance After Subcortical Stroke.
  • R. B. Parkinson: White Matter Hyperintensities in Carbon Monoxide Poisoned Subjects.
  • Marty Mrazik: A Proposed Guideline for Evaluating Concussions in Athletes.
  • James Banos: Factor Structure of the CVLT in Epilepsy Patients: Relationship to Hippocampal Volume and Seizure Focus.
  • Gerald Voelbel: Neuropsychological Deficits and Structural Brain Changes in Children With Asperger's Disorder and Bipolar Disorder
  • Monica Rivera Mindt: The Ecological Validity of Neurpsychological Assessment in Chronic Schizophrenia.
  • Shawna L. Palmer: Patterns of Cognitive Functioning Among Survivors of Pediatric Medulloblastoma: A Longitudinal Analysis.
  • Lisa L. Trepanier: Process Analysis of Verbal Fluency Production Following Pallidal Lesions and Subthalamic Nucleus Stimulation.
  • Monica Lewis: Executive Control Functioning and Performance-Basesd Functional Impairment Among the Elderly.
  • Maura Kaplan: Diagnostic Utility of the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test With Children With ADHD.
  • J. Noland White: The Relationship Between T.O.V.A. Measures and Age-Dependent QEEG in ADHD Boys.
  • Kelly Lange: Performance of Older Adults on the Rey Complex Figure Test using the Boston Qualitative Scoring System
  • Rebecca Ready: Neurobehavioral Frontal Dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease With and Without Psychosis.
  • Lyn McKinnon: Baddeley's Working Memory Dual Task: Examining Frontal Lobe Lesions Effect on Children's Performance.
  • Cheryl Luis: Predictors of Anxiety and Mood Disorders Following Pediatric Head Trauma.
  • Shelly Hargrave: Learning in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder On a Complex Walking Task.
  • Katarzyna Lesniak-Karpiak: The Focus-Execute Component of Attention: A Comparison of Children with Turner Syndrome with Healthy Children.
  • Robin Hilsabeck: Validation of the Word Completion Memory Test (WCMT) in Controls, Coached Simulators and Memory-Impaired Participants.
  • Lyn Mangiameli: The Limited Vision Spatial Battery: A Non-Visual Battery for Assessment of Spatial Abilities.
  • Cari Cohorn: Adult ADHD: A Neuropsychological and Psychosocial Comparison.
  • Catherine Hooker: Effect of Heterogeneity in Patterns of Cognitive Function and Dementia Severity on Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Disease.