Faculty willing to give educational talks in Boston and surrounding communities about prevention, brain health, warning signs for Alzheimer’s disease and opportunities for clinical trials.
Clinical Research Fellow in Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Victoria Williams is a clinical research fellow within the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital in affiliation with Harvard Medical School. She completed a B.S. in Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, followed by a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Houston, specializing in neuropsychology. Following her graduate work, she trained as an intern at the University of California at San Diego, and completed 2 years as a clinical research postdoctoral fellow in neuropsychology within the Boston VA Hospital. She Is currently a research-oriented postdoctoral fellow within the Interdisciplinary Brain Center, and is a licensed Psychologist in the commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Dr. Williams’ research leverages her training and expertise in both clinical neuropsychology and advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to explore brain-behavior relations in aging and neurodegenerative disease. Her current line of work examines the role of modifiable systemic risk factors (such as cerebrovascular health and physical fitness) in age-related cognitive and neural decline, as well as in dementia onset and progression. Through her involvement within the Interdisciplinary Brain Center, she additionally collaborates with a strong transdisciplinary team whose work focuses on biofluid biomarker discovery in Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias.
Behavioral Neurology Fellow, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Clinical Fellow in Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Hyun-Sik Yang is a behavioral neurology fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and a clinical Alzheimer disease research fellow at Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment (CART) at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is also a clinical fellow in neurology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Yang sees patients with dementia or other cognitive problems, and his research focuses on disease modifiers of Alzheimer's disease such as genetic variations, coexisting pathologies, and medical comorbidities. Dr. Yang is also a sub-investigator for various Alzheimer's disease clinical trials at CART.
Dr. Yang graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine, and finished his residency at Harvard Neurology Residency Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Yang is a recipient of American Academy Academy of Neurology's 2016 Annual Meeting Resident Research Travel Scholarship, and 2017 Alzheimer's Association Clinical Fellowship Award.