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Katya Rascovsky, Ph.D.

Katya Rascovsky, Ph.D.

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Research Assistant Professor of Neurology
Department: Neurology

Contact information
Department of Neurology - Gates 3
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Office: (215) 6622680
Fax: (215) 3498464
Lab: (215) 6622680
Education:
B.A. (Biological Basis Behavior & Psychology)
University of Pennsylvania , 1993.
M.A. (Psychology)
New York University , 1995.
M.S. (Clinical Psychology)
San Diego State University, 2004.
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology / Neuropsychology)
University of California, San Diego / San Diego State University , 2005.
Intern (Clinical Psychology)
University of California, San Diego , 2005.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dementia, Frontotemporal Dementia, Neuropsychology, Alzheimer’s Disease, Primary Progressive Aphasia, Cognitive evaluation, Behavior in dementia, Latino assessment, Spanish neuropsychology.

Description of Research Expertise

Frontotemporal dementia, Neuropsychology, Alzheimer's disease, Behavior in dementia, Primary Progressive Aphasia, Diagnostic criteria, Decision-making, Neuroeconomics, Impulsive behavior.

Selected Publications

Vossel, K., Bien-Ly, N., Bernardo, A., Rascovsky, K., Karydas, A.M., Rabinovici, G.D., Sidhu, M., Huang, E.J., Miller, B.L., Seeley, W.W.: ApoE and TDP-43 neuropathology in two siblings with familial FTLD-Motor Neuron Disease. Neurocase (In press), 2012.

Rascovsky, K., Hodges, J.R., Knopman, D., Mendez, M.F., Kramer, J.H., Grossman, M., Miller, B.L. on behalf of the International bvFTD Criteria Consortium (FTDC). : Reply: Considering the frontomedian cortex in revised criteria for behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia. Brain (In press), 2012.

Libon, D.J., Rascovsky, K., Gross, R.G., White M.T., Xie, S.X., Dreyfuss, M., Boller, A., Massimo, L., Moore, P., Kitain J., Coslett, H.B., Chatterjee, A., Grossman, M.: The Philadelphia Brief Assessment of Cognition (PBAC): a validated screening measure for dementia. The Clinical Neuropsychologist 25(8): 1314-30, 2011.

Gross, R.C., McMillan, C.T., Rascovsky, K., Clark, R., Grossman, M. : The neural basis for coordination in social decision-making: Evidence from Lewy body spectrum disorder. Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC 2011 Notes: Poster presentation.

Massimo, L.M., Libon, D.J., Dreyfuss, M., McMillan, C., Rascovsky, K., Moore, P., Grossman, M. : Neural correlates of anosognosia for multiple tasks in frontotemporal degeneration. Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC 2011 Notes: Poster presentation.

Rascovsky, K., Hodges, J.R., Knopman, D., Mendez, M.F., Kramer, J.H., Neuhaus, J., van Swieten, J.C., Seelaar, H., Dopper, E.G.P., Onyike, C.U., Hillis A., Josephs, K.A., Boeve, B.F., Kertesz, A., Seeley, W.W., Rankin, K., Johnson, J.J., Gorno-Tempini, M.L., Rosen H., Latham, C., Lee, A., Kipps, C.M., Lillo, P., Piguet, O., Rohrer, J., Rossor, M., Warren, J.D., Fox, N., Galasko, D., Salmon, D.P., Black, S.E., Mesulam, M., Weintraub, S., Dickerson, B.C., Diehl-Schmid, J., Pasquier, F., Deramecourt, V., Lebert, F., Pijnenburg, Y., Chow, T.W., Manes, F., Grafman, J., Cappa, S.F., Freedman, M., Grossman, M., Miller, B.L.: Sensitivity of revised diagnostic criteria for the behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia. Brain 134(9): 2456 -77, 2011.

McMillan, C.T., Rascovsky, K., Khella, M.C., Clark, R., Grossman, M. : The neural basis for establishing a focal point in pure coordination games. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience doi:10.1093/scan/nsr070, 2011.

McMillan, C., Avants, B., Irwin, D., Rascovsky, K., Grossman, M. : The relationship between cerebrospinal fluid and neuroimaging biomarkers in neurodegenerative disease. Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC 2011 Notes: Poster presentation.

McMillan, C., Khella, C., Rascovsky, K., Clark, R., Grossman, M. : Neural substrates of coordination in social decision-making: Evidence from behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia. Neurology 76(Sup 4): A77, 2011 Notes: Poster presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, Honolulu, April, 2011.

Gorno-Tempini, M.L., Hillis, A.E., Weintraub, S., Kertesz, A., Mendez, M.F., Cappa, S.F., Ogar, J.M., Roher, J.D., Black, S, Boeve, B.F., Manes, F., Dronkers, N.F., Vandenberghe, R., Rascovsky, K., Patterson, K., Miller, B.L., Knopman, D.S., Hodges, J.R., Mesulam, M.M., Grossman, M. : Classification of Primary Progressive Aphasia and its variants. Neurology 73: 1006-1014, 2011.

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