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Angela Rizk-Jackson, PhD

TitleDirector of Operations
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentComputational Health Scienc
Address500 16th Street
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-514-0537
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    Angela is a seasoned professional in the realm of academic research, with a general interest in facilitating scientific revelations. Her experience spans laboratory, clinical, and administrative settings. She obtained her PhD in neuroscience from UCLA, and completed postdoctoral work at UCSF in the area of neuroimaging, using machine learning analytical methods.

    As a Program Manager at UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute, she led Open Data efforts by helping to establish DataShare, and worked to facilitate several strategic initiatives including establishment of a multi-institution clinical trials networks, and development of infrastructure and processes that enable investigators to enhance their research programs.

    She has a passion for science communication, advocacy, and public outreach - serving as an outreach coordinator for the UCLA Brain Research Institute, contributing editor for CTSI communications, and chief editor of 'The Mental Note' newsletter.

    She has filled many roles throughout her career, and as Director of Operations for ICHS, she will strive to support the enterprise of Computational Health Sciences at the University.


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    1. Ewers M, Brendel M, Rizk-Jackson A, Rominger A, Bartenstein P, Schuff N, Weiner MW. Reduced FDG-PET brain metabolism and executive function predict clinical progression in elderly healthy subjects. Neuroimage Clin. 2014; 4:45-52. PMID: 24286024; PMCID: PMC3841292.
    2. Rizk-Jackson A, Insel P, Petersen R, Aisen P, Jack C, Weiner M. Early indications of future cognitive decline: stable versus declining controls. PLoS One. 2013; 8(9):e74062. PMID: 24040166; PMCID: PMC3767625.
    3. Romero-Calderón R, O'Hare ED, Suthana NA, Scott-Van Zeeland AA, Rizk-Jackson A, Attar A, Madsen SK, Ghiani CA, Evans CJ, Watson JB. Project brainstorm: using neuroscience to connect college students with local schools. PLoS Biol. 2012; 10(4):e1001310. PMID: 22529746; PMCID: PMC3328426.
    4. Rizk-Jackson A, Stoffers D, Sheldon S, Kuperman J, Dale A, Goldstein J, Corey-Bloom J, Poldrack RA, Aron AR. Evaluating imaging biomarkers for neurodegeneration in pre-symptomatic Huntington's disease using machine learning techniques. Neuroimage. 2011 May 15; 56(2):788-96. PMID: 20451620.
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    5. Rizk-Jackson A, Robertson J, Raber J. Tfm-AR modulates the effects of ApoE4 on cognition. J Neurochem. 2008 Apr; 105(1):63-7. PMID: 18039320.
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    6. Rizk-Jackson AM, Acevedo SF, Inman D, Howieson D, Benice TS, Raber J. Effects of sex on object recognition and spatial navigation in humans. Behav Brain Res. 2006 Oct 16; 173(2):181-90. PMID: 16887201.
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    7. Acevedo SF, Ohtsu H, Benice TS, Rizk-Jackson A, Raber J. Age-dependent measures of anxiety and cognition in male histidine decarboxylase knockout (Hdc-/-) mice. Brain Res. 2006 Feb 03; 1071(1):113-23. PMID: 16412995.
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    8. Benice TS, Rizk A, Kohama S, Pfankuch T, Raber J. Sex-differences in age-related cognitive decline in C57BL/6J mice associated with increased brain microtubule-associated protein 2 and synaptophysin immunoreactivity. Neuroscience. 2006; 137(2):413-23. PMID: 16330151.
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    9. Pfankuch T, Rizk A, Olsen R, Poage C, Raber J. Role of circulating androgen levels in effects of apoE4 on cognitive function. Brain Res. 2005 Aug 16; 1053(1-2):88-96. PMID: 16054121.
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    10. Rizk A, Robertson J, Raber J. Behavioral performance of tfm mice supports the beneficial role of androgen receptors in spatial learning and memory. Brain Res. 2005 Feb 09; 1034(1-2):132-8. PMID: 15713264.
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    11. Rola R, Raber J, Rizk A, Otsuka S, VandenBerg SR, Morhardt DR, Fike JR. Radiation-induced impairment of hippocampal neurogenesis is associated with cognitive deficits in young mice. Exp Neurol. 2004 Aug; 188(2):316-30. PMID: 15246832.
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    12. Rizk A, Curley J, Robertson J, Raber J. Anxiety and cognition in histamine H3 receptor-/- mice. Eur J Neurosci. 2004 Apr; 19(7):1992-6. PMID: 15078574.
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