Dana Moore, PhD

2009 Mentored Young Investigator Recipient

TITLE: Neuropsychologist




During the time of her grant, Dr. Moore was a Postdoctoral Fellow in neuropsychology at Weill Cornell Medical College. She received a B.A. in psychology from State University of New York at Geneseo, a M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Suffolk University. She had a pre-doctoral internship in clinical neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology and a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology and rehabilitation research from Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

STUDY TITLE: Quantitative measurement of ventricular volume and cortical atrophy to improve diagnosis of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH)

MENTOR: Norman Relkin, MD, PhD

Her study aimed to improve diagnosis of NPH through imaging. NPH is a chronic neurological disorder in adults, which is often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other forms of dementia. If left untreated, NPH can lead to severe dementia and permanent brain damage, but if treated at an early stage the progression can be stopped and symptoms can improve. This is why it is so important to be able to distinguish NPH from other neurological disorders.


Selected hydrocephalus-related publications

Ivkovic M, Liu B, Ahmed F, Moore D, Huang C, Raj A, Kovanlikaya I, Heier L, Relkin N.
Differential diagnosis of normal pressure hydrocephalus by MRI mean diffusivity histogram analysis.
2013 AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 34(6):1168-74.

Correa DD, Root JC, Baser R, Moore D, Peck KK, Lis E, Shore TB, Thaler HT, Jakubowski A, Relkin N.
A prospective evaluation of changes in brain structure and cognitive functions in adult stem cell transplant recipients.
Brain Imaging Behavior. 2013 Dec;7(4):478-90.

Moore DW, Kovanlikaya I, Heier LA, Raj A, Huang C, Chu KW, Relkin NR.
A pilot study of quantitative MRI measurements of ventricular volume and cortical atrophy for the differential diagnosis of normal pressure hydrocephalus.
2012 Neurol Res Int.

Moore DW, Bhadelia RA, Billings RL, Fulwiler C, Heilman KM, Rood KMJ, Gansler DA.
Hemispheric connectivity and the visual-spatial divergent-thinking component of creativity.
2009 Brain and Cognition 70(30), p. 267-72.

McLaughlin NCR, Moore, DW, Fulwiler C, Bhadelia R, Gansler DA.
Working memory and the prefrontal cortex: A structure-function analysis.
Brain Imaging and Behavior, 3, p. 202-11


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