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Sandra  Weintraub

Sandra Weintraub, PhD

Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department


Searle Building Room 11-467
320 E Superior
Chicago IL 60611

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Aging; Alzheimer's Disease; Aphasia; Dementia; Frontotemporal Dementia; Memory Disorders; Memory Disorders of Aging; Neuropsychology; Primary Progressive Aphasia

Description of Interests

Alzheimer's disease, Memory disorders, Neuropsychology, Early Onset Dementia, Primary Progressive Aphasia, Frontotemporal Dementia, Superaging. The ability to use language can be progressively disrupted by neurodegenerative diseases of the brain that target circumscribed regions that normally mediate language in healthy individuals. My clinical and research interests focus on Individuals with Primary Progressive Aphasia, Frontotemporal Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. Research projects address the neuropsychological, neuroimaging and neuropathological variables associated with these syndromes, in order to contribute to our understanding of risk and the genetic factors that determine regional brain vulnerability to these diseases and to identify biomarkers that can be used in diagnosis during the patient's lifetime. To date, there are no biomarkers that definitively predict the type of the neuropathology in these clinical syndromes in the individual patient. Additional interests in the area of brain aging and its effects on cognition lie in determining factors associated with "Superaging", the maintenance of a high level of cognitive ability into the 9th decade of life and beyond.

Professional Education

PhD: Boston University (1978)

Most Recent Publications

Riascos D, Nicholas A, Samaeekia R, Yukhananov R, Mesulam M-M, Bigio EH, Weintraub S, Guo L, Geula C.
Neurobiology of Aging. 2014 Jan;doi:10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2013.12.017.
ISSN: 01974580

Kim SJ, Benloucif S, Reid KJ, Weintraub S, Kennedy N, Wolfe LF, Zee PC.
Journal of Physiology. 2014 Jan;592(1):189-202.doi:10.1113/jphysiol.2013.262899.
ISSN: 00223751

Rogalski E, Weintraub S, Mesulam M-M.
Brain and Language. 2013 Nov;127(2):135-138.doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2013.02.004.
PMID: 23489582   ISSN: 0093934X

Westerberg C, Mayes A, Florczak SM, Chen Y, Creery J, Parrish T, Weintraub S, Mesulam M-M, Reber PJ, Paller KA.
Neuropsychologia. 2013 Oct;51(12):2450-2462.doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2013.06.025.
PMID: 23831717   ISSN: 00283932

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