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Jennifer L Whitwell


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Associate Consultant and Associate Professor of Radiology, Mayo Clinic.

Research focuses on the investigation of neuroimaging biomarkers in different neurodegenerative disorders, particularly frontotemporal dementia, primary progressive aphasia, atypical Alzheimer's disease and progressive supranuclear palsy.

Editorial board member, Scientific Reports journal, Nature Publishing Group, 2014-present
Academic Editor, PeerJ journal, 2012-present
Junior Investigator Award for Excellence in Imaging and Aging Research, American Federation for Aging Research-GE Healthcare, 2010
Best Paper in Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging: New Investigator Award, Alzheimer's Association, 2009

Cognitive Disorders Radiology & Medical Imaging

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Associate Professor of Radiology

Mayo Clinic
Radiology
The main research goal of Jennifer Whitwell, Ph.D., is to use neuroimaging to increase understanding of how the brain changes in patients with a range of different neurodegenerative diseases, particularly frontotemporal dementia, progressive supranuclear palsy, apraxia of speech, primary progressive aphasia and atypical presentations of Alzheimer's disease. She utilizes magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) scans to assess structural and functional changes in the brain and determine how these changes are related to clinical symptoms and disease progression. Dr. Whitwell's research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Alzheimer's Association.

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