Stern Lab Members
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ADC/CTE Center Research Assistant
Lorraine Baldwin has been a research assistant at Boston University for over 15 years and has been involved in several projects including the NIH-funded MIRAGE, REVEAL, and ADAPT projects, as well as several Bapineuzumab studies. Lorraine is responsible for entry of subject information including demographics, clinical history and family information into computerized databases and is also responsible for reviewing data for accuracy. She also provides general clerical support to the project managers for the various studies of Alzheimer’s disease.
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Clinical Trials Research Assistant
Sienna graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2018 with a B.S. in Psychology with a concentration in neuroscience. Throughout her time as an undergrad, Sienna worked in a neuroscience lab that studied the effects of sleep on cognition and memory in pre-school aged children. During her senior year she also completed her research thesis on early childhood attachment and how that impacts human behavior in relationships later in life. Sienna joined the ADC Clinical Trials team in June of 2018 as a Research Assistant and is currently working on a variety of studies that all work to further our understanding, prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease.
HOPE Participant Coordinator
Angela Dwyer completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she majored in Landscape Design. She received a Masters in Administrative Studies from Boston University in January 2011 and a Certificate in Project Management in June 2011. Mrs. Dwyer joined the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical and Research Program at Boston University School of Medicine in September 2002. Angela serves as the Participant Coordinator for the Health Outreach Program for the Elderly (HOPE) study, a research registry that is collecting longitudinal data on approximately 600 older adults with or without memory problems.
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Assistant to Dr. Robert Stern
Nicole Gullotti graduated from UMass Amherst in 2015 with a B.S. in Psychology with a concentration in neuroscience and is currently pursuing her MBA at Boston University Questrom School of Business. She is a public policy advocate for the Alzheimer’s Association, specifically working as the Ambassador to Senator Markey.
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DIAGNOSE CTE Research Project Recruitment & Retention Coordinator
Olivia completed her B.A. in Behavioral Neuroscience and Classical Studies from Colgate University in December 2017. Olivia has worked on several projects studying traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder at the University of Minnesota and Baylor College of Medicine. She joined the ADC in April of 2018 as a Research Assistant for the DIAGNOSE CTE Research Project. Olivia plans to continue her education by pursuing a doctoral program in neuropsychology.
HOPE Study Research Assistant
Caroline Labriola graduated from Smith College in 2018 with a B.A. in Neuroscience and a minor in Chemistry. During her time at Smith she was a member of a neuroscience laboratory that studied circadian rhythms, and she also played on the varsity field hockey team. Caroline joined the Alzheimer's Disease Center in June of 2018. She currently works as a research assistant on the HOPE study, which tracks the cognitive abilities of elderly adults to stimulate research into understanding both normal cognitive aging and Alzheimer’s disease. She hopes to attend medical school in the future and become a physician.
DIAGNOSE CTE Research Project Manager
Megan graduated from the University of Delaware in 2016 as a double major, with a B.S in Neuroscience and B.A in Psychology. She has had diverse research experience, allowing her to explore neurocognitive processes in both clinical and healthy populations. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Public Health at Boston University with a focus on health care management.
DIAGNOSE CTE Research Project Study Coordinator
Brian graduated from Boston University in 2019 with a B.S. in Health Science. He joined the ADC in March of 2018 as a Research Assistant for the DIAGNOSE CTE Research Project. Brian has been a youth football coach for the past 5 years, with previous research focused on the perceived and demonstrated impacts of traumatic head injury in youth sports. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Public Health with a focus in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and plans to pursue a doctoral program in neuropsychology.
DIAGNOSE CTE Research Project Research Assistant
Kathleen graduated from Boston University in 2019 with a B.A. in Biology with a concentration in Cellular Biology, Molecular Biology, and Genetics. While there, Kathleen contributed to multiple projects focused on aging, palliative care, and health equity at the BU School of Social Work and Boston Medical Center. She joined the ADC in July of 2019 as a Research Assistant for the DIAGNOSE CTE Research Project.
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Clinical Research Associate
Jane Mwicigi completed her undergraduate training at the University Of Nairobi Medical School where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery. Jane then completed her Master’s degree in Public Health at Boston University majoring in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She joined the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at Boston University School of Medicine in September 2002. Jane is a Clinical Research Project Manager coordinating and managing sponsored clinical trials at the Alzheimer’s Disease Center. She has managed the Phase three Bapineuzumab studies sponsored by Janssen and Pfizer and the Sub-clinical Hypothyroid study evaluating mood and cognition, a study sponsored by NIH.
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Research Assistant, HOPE Study
Christian Puzo graduated from Boston College in 2016 with a B.S. in Psychology with a concentration in neuroscience. During his time as an undergraduate student, he was a member of two cognitive neuroscience laboratories, where he worked on research studies examining how structural differences in the brain correlate with performance on cognitive tests. Christian joined the Alzheimer's Disease Center in July 2016. He currently works as a research assistant on the HOPE study, which tracks the cognitive abilities of elderly adults to stimulate research into understanding both normal cognitive aging and Alzheimer’s disease.
Notre Dame Football Players Medical Research Project Study Coordinator
Alyssa graduated from Cornell University in 2017 with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in business. While at Cornell, she worked in a lab studying the neuroethology of social behavior in prairie voles, completed a thesis in cognitive neuroscience on the topics of attention and memory using fMRI data, and was a member of the varsity volleyball team. Alyssa joined the Stern lab in 2017 as a LEGEND intern and currently works on the Notre Dame Former Players Medical Research Project and the HOPE Study.
Eric Steinberg is the Project Manager for the Research Registry of the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center. He has held this position since February of 2000. The Research Registry is a National Institute of Aging funded program that follows individuals with and without memory impairment longitudinally. The Registry is comprised of 1,400 participants and the BUADC currently follows 320 of these participants actively. The Registry facilitates significant research in the area of Alzheimer’s disease by providing the following: 1) a comprehensive source of data to many investigators pursuing research in this field; 2) a source of potential human subject research participants; 3) a biosample repository; and 4) a brain donation program. In his role as Project Manager of the Research Registry he oversees the collection of significant data, and also performs multiple cognitive/memory evaluations per year. Eric is a certified nurse practitioner with extensive experience as a clinician in the field of geriatrics and dementia. Apart from his role as Project Manager of the Research Registry, he has been an active clinician at Boston University Medical Center working primarily with Alzheimer’s disease patients and their caregivers. As Project Manager, Eric also provides ongoing education and training in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia to administrative and nursing personnel at assisted living and long-term care facilities. Eric lives in a suburb of Boston with his wife and children.
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Éimear is an Irish graduate student who joined the ADC in November 2018. She completed her B.S. in Psychology at Leiden University, the Netherlands in 2017 and is currently pursuing her Research Master’s degree in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience, specialising in Neuropsychology from Maastricht University, the Netherlands. In her spare time she likes to play the Irish sports of camogie and gaelic football.