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Cecily Jenkins, PhD

Title(s)Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
AddressATR 9860 Mesa Rim Road
Health Sciences Campus
San Diego CA 92121
Phone+1 858 964 1453
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    Clark University, Worcester, MAPhD10/1999Clinical Psychology
    Carleton College, Northfield, MNBA06/1984Bio-Psychology

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    Cecily Jenkins, PhD is Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology in USC’s Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute (ATRI). As a licensed clinical neuropsychologist with expertise in cognitive assessment of older adults, her professional trajectory found focus in neurodegenerative conditions of aging for the past three decades. In the University of California, San Diego Department of Neurosciences Dr. Jenkins established and directed the Memory in Aging Project (MAP) and Memory Screening initiatives within the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. There she led efforts to strengthen academic-public research partnerships in the San Diego community through outreach programs offering public education about memory research, brief cognitive assessment for older adults concerned about memory decline, and through facilitation of support programs for patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and their care-partners.

    In her current position as Director of Neuropsychology at ATRI Dr. Jenkins plays a key role in the conduct of ATRI and the NIH funded Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials Consortium (ACTC). She manages the ACTC Clinical Outcome Instruments Unit, a team of internationally recognized experts advising ATRI and ACTC affiliated trialists and their academic/industry partners in selection of cognitive and clinical scales appropriate to the research questions. The team also provides operational guidance to promote clean data capture. Dr. Jenkins’ Neuropsychology team enforces rigorous training and certification standards for trial site personnel conducting cognitive assessments when these are primary study outcomes. She also directs expert quality review of collected data in select trials of disease-modifying interventions for pre-clinical Alzheimer’s Disease.

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    1. Community memory screening as a strategy for recruiting older adults into Alzheimer's disease research. Alzheimers Res Ther. 2020 06 30; 12(1):78. Peavy GM, Jenkins CW, Little EA, Gigliotti C, Calcetas A, Edland SD, Brewer JB, Galasko D, Salmon DP. PMID: 32605603.
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    2. Safety, Efficacy, and Feasibility of Intranasal Insulin for the Treatment of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer Disease Dementia: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Neurol. 2020 Jun 22. Craft S, Raman R, Chow TW, Rafii MS, Sun CK, Rissman RA, Donohue MC, Brewer JB, Jenkins C, Harless K, Gessert D, Aisen PS. PMID: 32568367.
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    3. Detection of Rater Errors on Cognitive Instruments in a Clinical Trial Setting. J Prev Alzheimers Dis. 2018; 5(3):188-196. Connor DJ, Jenkins CW, Carpenter D, Crean R, Perera P. PMID: 29972212.
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    4. Temporal sequence learning in healthy aging and amnestic mild cognitive impairment. Exp Aging Res. 2013; 39(4):371-81. Pirogovsky E, Holden HM, Jenkins C, Peavy GM, Salmon DP, Galasko DR, Gilbert PE. PMID: 23875836.
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    5. When help becomes a hindrance: mental health referral systems as barriers to care for primary care physicians treating patients with Alzheimer's disease. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2010 Jul; 18(7):576-85. Franz CE, Barker JC, Kim K, Flores Y, Jenkins C, Kravitz RL, Hinton L. PMID: 20593538.
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    6. Deterioration of visual-perceptual organization ability in Alzheimer's disease. Cortex. 2007 Oct; 43(7):967-75. Paxton JL, Peavy GM, Jenkins C, Rice VA, Heindel WC, Salmon DP. PMID: 17941353.
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    7. Longitudinal MRI findings from the vitamin E and donepezil treatment study for MCI. Neurobiol Aging. 2008 Sep; 29(9):1285-95. Jack CR, Petersen RC, Grundman M, Jin S, Gamst A, Ward CP, Sencakova D, Doody RS, Thal LJ. PMID: 17452062.
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    8. Effectiveness of support groups for people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease: an evaluative survey. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2007 Feb-Mar; 22(1):14-9. Snyder L, Jenkins C, Joosten L. PMID: 17533997.
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    9. Identification of Alzheimer disease risk by functional magnetic resonance imaging. Arch Neurol. 2005 Dec; 62(12):1881-8. Fleisher AS, Houston WS, Eyler LT, Frye S, Jenkins C, Thal LJ, Bondi MW. PMID: 16344346.
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    10. Incidence of and risk factors for hallucinations and delusions in patients with probable AD. Neurology. 2000 May 23; 54(10):1965-71. Paulsen JS, Salmon DP, Thal LJ, Romero R, Weisstein-Jenkins C, Galasko D, Hofstetter CR, Thomas R, Grant I, Jeste DV. PMID: 10822438.
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    11. The neuropsychology of aging. Current Opinion in Psychiatry. 1994; 7:347-353. Paulsen, JS, Weisstein, CC & Heaton, RK .
    12. Structural organization of discourse production following right hemisphere damage . Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. 1992; 14(1):40. Glosser, G, Deser, T & Weisstein, C .
    13. Freebase cocaine and memory. Comprehensive Psychiatry. 1990; 31(4):369-375. Manschreck, T C, Schneyer, ML, Weisstein, CC, Laughery, J, Rosenthal, J, Celada, T & Berner, J .
    14. Characteristics of freebase cocaine psychosis. The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine . 1988; 61:115-122. Manschreck, TC, Laughery, JA, Weisstein, CC, Allen, DA, Humblestone, B, Neville, M, Podlewski, H & Mitra, N .
    15. Semantic priming in thought disordered schizophrenic patients. Schizophrenic Research. 1988; 1:61-66. Manschreck, TC, Maher, BA, Milavetz, JJ, Ames, D, Weisstein, CC & Schneyer, ML .
    16. Cloze analysis in schizophrenic speech: Scoring method and rater's education . Perceptual and Motor Skills . 1988; 67:911-918. Maher, BA, Manschreck, TC, Weisstein, CC, Schneyer, ML & Okunieff, R .
    17. Positive and Negative Symptoms of Psychosis. In P. Harvey and E. Walker (Eds.), Lawrence Erlbaum Associates: Hillsdale, New Jersey. . Thought disorder and measured features of language production in schizophrenia. 1987. Maher, BA, Manschreck, TC, Hoover, TM & Weisstein, CC .
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