Christine Carson

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Christine Carson
21-09-2014

A. Personal History

Home Address:
22200 Zion Parkway
Cedar,MN 55011
(973) 262-5524
mimiz10@hotmail.com

Office Address:
International Brain Research Foundation
227 Route 206 North
Bldg 2, Suite 101
Flanders NJ 07836
(732) 494-7600
czakrzewski@ibrfinc.org

B. Educational History
1. New School for Social Research
New York, New York
Degree: MA, 2007
Master of Research, 2007
Specialization: Substance Abuse Counseling Thesis: Cingulate Gyrus Volume
Constrains Neuropsychological
Test Performance
Chairperson: Marcel Kinsbourne, PhD
2. Rutgers College
New Brunswick, NJ
Degree: BA, 2003
Major: Psychology
Minor: Comparative Literature
Honors: *** Laude
Henry Rutgers Scholar
Golden Key International Honor Society Honors Research in Psychology
Thesis: Stuck in a moment:
Acute and Enduring Consequences of
Traumatic Brain Injury
Chairperson: Leonard Hamilton, PhD

C. Professional Positions

1. Site Manager
Advanced NeuroCare
Flanders, NJ
Full time position, March 2013-November 2013
Duties: Organize clinical trials; Recruit subjects and determine eligibility; Accountable for securing and dispensing drug; Perform neuropsychological testing and assessment according to study procedure; Provide support to participants; Monitor therapeutic response and adverse reactions during course of trial; Leading site nationwide for patient enrollment
Supervisor: Jonathan Fellus, MD

2. Clinical Research Associate
International Brain Research Foundation
Flanders, NJ
Full time position, February 2012-present
Duties: Investigating efficacy of various pharmacological treatments for neuropsychiatric sequelae of brain inury and disease; Maintain dialogue with clinical neurologists, psychologists, neurophysiologists, and psychiatrists specializing in rehabilitative care; Clarify hypotheses; Describe cohorts of patients representing variables of interest in reports to be submitted for publication in scientific journals; Perform extensive literature searches; Expand proficiency with various statistical computing languages and software packages (Octave, R, SAS, SPSS) to analyze data; Elaborate conclusions and clinical significance of results; Submit abstracts and attend conferences to present results; Formulate compelling arguments to secure funding for future directions of research
Supervisors: Phil DeFina, PhD & Jonathan Fellus, MD

3. Research Associate
New Jersey Pediatric Neurosurgical Associates
Morristown, NJ
Part-time position, March 2012-September 2012
Duties: Investigating treatment with intrathecal baclofen to influence the future occurrence of autonomic instability in patients with diffuse axonal injury; Performing extensive literature reviews; Perform all statistical analyses; Submit abstract and attend conferences
Supervisor: Catherine Mazzola, MD & Jonathan Fellus, MD
4. Research Analyst
Kessler Foundation Research Center
Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Lab
West Orange, NJ
Full-time position, June 2008-January 2012
Duties: Preprocessed, analyzed, and performed quality control of functional and structural neuroimaging data (BOLD, DTI, FLAIR, MPRAGE T1); Develop fluency with shell programming via different software platforms, such as AFNI, FSL, MATLAB, and NAVI (fMRI & fNRIS); Scored neuropsychological tests;Trained new staff
Supervisor: Nancy Chiaravalloti, PhD & Glenn Wylie, DPhil
5. Research Assistant
Center for Alcohol Studies
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ
Part-time position, August 2003-May 2007
Duties: Developed tracing protocols to manually segment the cingulate gyrus, frontal lobes, and thalamus; Used Analyze to perform volumetric analyses; Trained undergraduates to use proper method; Designed experiments using E-Prime
Supervisor: Marsha Bates, PhD & Gerald Voelbel, PhD
6. Neuropsychology Trainee
Cognitive Remediation Program
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
East Orange, NJ
Full-time summer position, 2002
Duties: Facilitated group and individual therapy sessions; Identified at-risk populations; Developed preventative measures
Supervisor: George Carnevale, PhD

D. Membership in Professional Associations

1. International Neuropsychological Society (Regular Member)
2. American Psychological Association (Associate Member)

E. Professional Activities

1. Oral Presentation, May 2013
Annual Seminar of Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey
Fellus JL, Carson CM
Impulsivity: Different Aspects, New Approaches

2. Poster Presentation, March 2013
American Academy of Neurology
Carson CM, DeFina PA, Fellus JL
Dextromethorphan/Quinidine markedly reduces pseudobulbar affect and impulsive shopping in individuals with traumatic brain injury.

3. Oral Presentation, September 2012
European Federation of Neurological Societies
Fellus JL, Carson CM
PRISM: A novel research tool to determine prevalence of pseudobulbar affect.

4. Oral Presentation, October 2012
Annual Conference of the American Congress for Rehabilitation Medicine and American Society for Neurorehabilitation
Fellus JL, Carson CM
Spectrum of disinhibition syndromes after traumatic brain injury: From pseudobulbar affect to impulsive shopping.

5. Poster Presentation, September 2012
Annual Conference of North American Brain Injury Society
Dystonia and spasticity after traumatic brain injury: Does treatment with intrathecal baclofen also improve comorbid paroxysmal autonomic instability?


6. Selected for attendance at Advanced Neuroimaging Training Program, July 2012
University of California; Los Angeles

7. Attended Annual Meeting of Organization for Human Brain Mapping, June 2012
China National Convention Center; Beijing

8. Attended symposium on Social and Affective Neuroscience, June 2012
Normal University; Beijing

9. Attended FMRIb Software Library/FreeSurfer Training, May 2012
Rydges Hotel; Auckland

10. Attended Analysis of Functional Neuroimages Training, March 2012
National Institute of Health; Bethesda, MD

11. Annual Guest Lecturer, March 2009-March 2012
Humanistic Aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury
New York University; Steinhardt School

12. Paper Presentation, June 2011
Annual Federal Interagency Conference on Traumatic Brain Injury
White Matter Integrity and Novel Nonverbal Problem Solving Ability of Adults with Moderate to Severe TBI: A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study

13. Poster Presentation, June 2011
Annual Federal Interagency Conference on Traumatic Brain Injury
Examination of the Relationship Between Executive Functioning and White Matter Integrity in Traumatic Brain Injury

14. Poster Presentation, February 2011
Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society
White Matter Integrity and Novel Nonverbal Problem Solving Ability of Adults with Moderate to Severe TBI: A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study

15. Poster Presentation, February 2011
Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society
Examination of the Relationship Between Executive Functioning and White Matter Integrity in Traumatic Brain Injury.

16. Poster Presentation, February 2007
Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society
Volumetric Differences of the Thalamus Associated with Childhood Psychopathology and Family History of Alcoholism

17. Poster Presentation, August 2006
Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association
Cingulate Gyrus Volume Differences in Subject’s with Asperger’s Disorder and High-Functioning Autism

18. Certification, January 2007
The Grant Institute
Professional Grant Proposal Writing

F. Publications

1. Fellus JL, DeFina PA, Carson CM. Dextromethorphan/Quinidine effectively diminishes impulsive shopping behaviors in individuals with traumatic brain injury. Neurology: Clinical Practice 2014; under review.

2. Carson CM, DeFina PA, Carson CM. Dextromethorphan/Quinidine alleviates pseudobulbar affect and rapidly eliminates suicidal ideation in individuals with acquired brain injury. Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery Psychiatry 2014; under review.

G. Papers Currently in Preparation

1. Vargas GA, Carson CM Genova H, et al.
Specific Regions of Gray Matter Atrophy Related to Depression in Multiple Sclerosis
2. Carson CM, Wylie GR, & Chiaravalloti N.
Neural Activation Induced by a Working Memory Maintenance Task in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

3. Genova H, Voelbel G, Carson CM, et al.
Examination of the Relationship Between Executive Functioning and White Matter Integrity in Traumatic Brain Injury

4. Voelbel, G, Genova, H, Carson CM, et al.
White Matter Integrity and Novel Nonverbal Problem Solving Ability of Adults with Moderate to Severe TBI: A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study

5. Voelbel G, Wylie GR, Lengenfelder J, et al.
Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy During Performance of the PASAT in Healthy Adults

G. References
1. Jonathan Fellus, MD
(973) 787-7402
drfellus@gmail.com

2. Phil DeFina, PhD
(732) 494-7600
pdefina@ibrfinc.org

3. Stephanie Oringer
(732) 494-7600
stephanie@ibrfinc.org
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