Coordinating Center Team
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Courtney Diamond graduated from the University of Rochester in 2012 with a B.S. in Microbiology. She is currently completing her Health Sector Management MBA at Boston University Questrom School of Business. She has more than six years of experience working within clinical research, including emergency medicine research and community-based participatory research. Courtney joined the DIAGNOSE CTE Research Project as the Project Manager in March 2017.
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NRSA Post-doctoral fellow
Dr. Alosco completed his undergraduate studies at Providence College and he earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology, with a focus in neuropsychology, in 2015 from Kent State University. He completed his clinical internship in neuropsychology at the VA Boston Healthcare System. In 2015, Dr. Alosco was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship at Boston University (BU) Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and CTE Center through the NIA-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Translational Research Training Program (T32-AG036697). In 2016, Dr. Alosco received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) F32 from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to continue his advanced post-doctoral clinical research training at the BU AD and CTE Center. Dr. Alosco’s research focuses on risk factors and biomarkers of neurodegenerative conditions, with a focus on AD and CTE. Dr. Alosco is particularly interested in the contribution of cerebrovascular disease to the clinical and neuropathological presentation of AD and CTE. He is additionally involved in research examining the relationship between exposure to repetitive head impacts and long-term neurological consequences. Dr. Alosco has accumulated >100 peer-reviewed publications, has written numerous book chapters, serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for several journals, and has received several honors and awards.
Dr. Alosco is currently mentored at the BU AD and CTE Center by Robert A. Stern, Ph.D., and Ann C. McKee, M.D. Dr. Alosco conducts clinical interviews with family members and other caregivers of deceased athletes who donate their brains to our center. This history is used to conduct studies on risk factors and clinicopathological correlations of CTE and other neurodegenerative diseases. He is involved in Dr. Stern’s ongoing studies that examine the clinical presentation of CTE, as well as potential in vivo biomarkers that may be able to detect CTE during life.
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Boston Site Coordinator
Shannon completed her B.A. in the History of Science, History of Medicine at Yale University in May 2016. Shannon worked as a student research assistant Yale's Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit and was a member of the varsity soccer team. She joined the ADC in June of 2016 as the Study Coordinator for the DIAGNOSE CTE and LEGEND Studies. Shannon plans to ultimately attend medical school and become a physician.
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Eryn will be graduating from Boston University in May 2018, with her B.S. in Communication Studies of Business and Law. She joined the DIAGNOSE CTE team in June 2017 as the Communications Intern. Eryn plans to attend law school and pursue a career in Sports Law.
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Sean is currently an undergraduate in Boston University's College of Arts & Sciences studying Neurobiology. Sean also works as a Computer Assistant/ Programmer in the Questrom School of Business Information Tech Department and is a member of the varsity Rowing team. He joined the ADC in May of 2017 as a Research Assistant for the DIAGNOSE CTE Study. Upon graduating in the Spring of 2019, Sean hopes to continue working with the ADC and plans on applying to medical school with the goal of becoming a neurosurgeon.
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Nicole Gullotti graduated from UMass Amherst in 2015 with a B.S. in Psychology with a concentration in neuroscience. While there, she focused her research on the impact of brain stimulation as a therapy for mild traumatic brain injury, with a particular focus on concussions. She hopes to pursue a doctoral program in neuroscience.
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Financial and Grants Manager
Tennyson is a Grants Manager for Dr. Stern's grant and clinical trial portfolio. She earned her Bachelors in Business from Boston University Questrom School of Business in 2014, and is back in school getting her MBA from Questrom in the evenings. Tennyson plans to pursue a career in Healthcare Management.
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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 hopes to pursue a doctoral program in Neuropsychology.
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Taylor completed her B.A. at Boston University in 2012. Continuing her time as a Terrier after graduation, Taylor worked as a research assistant at the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University. She joined the ADC in May of 2016 as the Recruitment Coordinator for the Diagnose CTE Study. Taylor is currently getting her Masters in Public Health with a focus in Health Policy at Boston University.
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Clinical Research Assistant
Maddie graduated from Keene State College earning her B.S. in Biology and minor in Psychology. During this time she conducted research on the effects of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons on cardiac function in developing African clawed frogs. She also captained the Varsity Women’s Swim Team and in the off season, boxed. Maddie joined the center as a LEGEND intern in June 2016. Maddie plans to continue her education in the near future.
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