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    Maria Ventura, PhD

    TitlePostdoctoral Scholar
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentEpidemiology & Biostatistics
    Address550 16th. Street
    San Francisco CA 94158
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      University of California, San FranciscoPostdoctoral Research FellowEpidemiology & Biostatistics2016
      University of California, San FranciscoPostdoctoral Research FellowDivision of Geriatrics2014
      University of California, DavisPh.D. Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience2014
      San Francisco State UniversityM.A. Physiological Psychology2007
      Creighton UniversityB.A. Psychology2003
      Collapse Awards and Honors
      UCSF2016 - 2017Center for Aging in Diverse Communities Scholar
      Travel Award2016Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR)
      Travel Award2015National Postdoctoral Association
      UC Davis2013 - 2014UC Office of the President Diversity Dissertation Year Fellowship
      Society for Neuroscience2010 - 2013Neuroscience Scholars Program Fellowship
      Marine Biological Laboratory2009 - 2009Summer Program in Neuroscience, Ethics & Survival Fellowship

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      1. Ventura MI, Barnes DE, Ross JM, Lanni KE, Sigvardt KA, Disbrow EA. A pilot study to evaluate multi-dimensional effects of dance for people with Parkinson's disease. Contemp Clin Trials. 2016 Oct 17; 51:50-55. PMID: 27765693.
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      2. Kalapatapu RK, Ventura MI, Barnes DE. Lifetime alcohol use and cognitive performance in older adults. J Addict Dis. 2016 Oct 8; 1-10. PMID: 27719514.
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      3. Ventura MI, Edwards JD, Barnes DE. More than just a movement disorder: Why cognitive training is needed in Parkinson disease. Neurology. 2015 Nov 24; 85(21):1828-9. PMID: 26519546.
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      4. Poelke G, Ventura MI, Byers AL, Yaffe K, Sudore R, Barnes DE. Leisure activities and depressive symptoms in older adults with cognitive complaints. Int Psychogeriatr. 2016 Jan; 28(1):63-9. PMID: 26299193.
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      5. Disbrow EA, Sigvardt KA, Franz EA, Turner RS, Russo KA, Hinkley LB, Herron TJ, Ventura MI, Zhang L, Malhado-Chang N. Movement activation and inhibition in Parkinson's disease: a functional imaging study. J Parkinsons Dis. 2013; 3(2):181-92. PMID: 23938347; PMCID: PMC4586119.
      6. Ventura MI, Baynes K, Sigvardt KA, Unruh AM, Acklin SS, Kirsch HE, Disbrow EA. Hemispheric asymmetries and prosodic emotion recognition deficits in Parkinson's disease. Neuropsychologia. 2012 Jul; 50(8):1936-45. PMID: 22564479.
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      7. Disbrow EA, Russo KA, Higginson CI, Yund EW, Ventura MI, Zhang L, Malhado-Chang N, Woods DL, Sigvardt KA. Efficacy of tailored computer-based neurorehabilitation for improvement of movement initiation in Parkinson's disease. Brain Res. 2012 May 3; 1452:151-64. PMID: 22459048.
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      8. Ventura MI, Nagarajan SS, Houde JF. Speech target modulates speaking induced suppression in auditory cortex. BMC Neurosci. 2009; 10:58. PMID: 19523234; PMCID: PMC2703647.
      9. Kalapatapu, RK, Ventura, MI, Barnes, DE. . Lifetime versus current alcohol use & cognitive performance in older adults . Journal of Addictive Disease. (in press).
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