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  Curriculum Vitae · Frank G. Hillary
     
  Assistant Professor, Psychology Department

Pennsylvania State University
522 Bruce V. Moore Building · Psychology Department
University Park, PA 16802-3105
   
   
  Education
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI BA 1993 Psychology
    Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA PhD 2000 Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology
    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Internship 99-00 Neuropsychology
       Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research Educ. Corp. Postdoc 00-02 NIH-Post Doctoral Fellow Neuropsychology
 
 
  Professional Positions
    2004-present Assistant Professor Pennsylvania State University, Psychology Department

2005-present Assistant Professor Hershey Medical School, Depts. Neurology & Psychiatry

2005-present Adjunct Asst. Professor Univ. of Medicine and Dentistry, NJ, Department of Radiology

2004-2004 Coord. of Functional Imaging Kessler Medical Rehab. Research and Education Corporation

2003-2004 Research Scientist Kessler Medical Rehab. Research and Education Corporation

2003-2004 Assistant Professor Univ. of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ, Newark, PM&R

2002-2003 Clinical Research Associate Kessler Medical Rehab. Research and Education Corporation

2000-2002 Instructor Univ. of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ, Newark, PM&R

1998-1999 Adjunct Faculty Psychology Department, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
     
     
 
Honors
    2005, 2006 Nomination, Early Career Award
National Academy of Neuropsychology
6/03-present NIH Clinical Loan Repayment Program Award
Successful renewal through 6/6/06.
6/02 KMRREC Post-Doctoral Research Award
University of Medicine and Dentistry-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
Most outstanding research and best presentation, May 2002
6/02 Northeast Cognitive Rehab. Research Network: Invitation to
fMRI Workshop for promising young investigators, June, 2002
     
     
  Professional Affiliations
    Cognitive Neuroscience Society, 2002-present
National Academy of Neuropsychology, Associate Member (1996-present)
International Neuropsychological Society, (1999-present)
American Psychological Association, (1996-2000, 2002-2004)
Philadelphia Neuropsychological Association, Student Affiliate (1995-1998)
     
 
 
  Grant Writing Activity
    6/06-6/10 R01 Examining Cerebral Perfusion in Individuals with TBI using fMRI
NIH-NINDS Role: Co-investigator, 20% effort $250,000/yr for 4 years

6/06-6/08 Tobacco Settlement Examination of Severe TBI using functional MRI
Health Research Role: PI of project (David Good, M.D., PI of grant) $25,000/yr for 2 years

8/04-8/08 R01 Examining processing speed and working memory deficits in MS using fMRI
NIH (NICHD) Role: Consultant (PI: Nancy D. Chiaravalloti, Ph.D., KMRREC, W.Orange, NJ)

5/06-5/07 Level II Longitudinal Examination of TBI Recovery using MRI Techniques
PSU (CYFC-SSRI) Role: Principle Investigator Amount: $28,250

3/05-1/06 Level I Development of Collaborative Efforts for MRI-based Research
PSU (CYFC-SSRI) Role: Principle Investigator Amount: $3600

6/02-6/05 R03 Application of Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in Acute TBI
NIH (NICHD) Role: Principle Investigator, 40% effort Amount: $50,000/yr for 2 yrs

6/03-8/04 Center Grant Northeast Cognitive Rehabilitation Research Network
NIH (NCMRR) Role: Consultant (PI: John Whyte, M.D., Ph.D., MossRehab, Philadelphia, PA)

7/02-7/04 Cephalon Grant Efficacy of Pharmacologic Treatment on WM using fMRI
Role: Co-Invest., 20% effort, (PI: Elie Elovic, M.D.., KMRREC, W. Orange, NJ)
     
     
  Articles Published and Accepted for Publication
    • Ricker, H.T., Hillary, F. G., DeLuca, J. (2001). Functionally Activated Brain Imaging (O-15 PET and fMRI) in the Study of Memory after Traumatic Brain Injury, Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 16 (2), 191-205.

• Hillary, F. G., Moelter, S., Schatz, P., Chute, D. L. (2001). Seatbelts Contribute to Location of Lesion in Moderate to Severe Head Trauma, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. 16 (2), 171-181.

• Hillary, F.,G. Schatz, P., Moelter, S., Lowry, J.B., Ricker, J.H., Chute, D.L. (2002). Analysis of the Motor Vehicle Collision Factors Influencing Brain Injury Severity, Brain Injury, 16, (8), 729-740.

• Hillary, F.G., Steffener, J.A., Biswal, B.B., Lange, G., DeLuca, J., Ashburner, J. (2002). FMRI Technology and Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Guidelines for Methodological and Conceptual Pitfalls. Journal of Head Trauma Rehab, 17(5), 411-430.

• Gontkovsky, S. T., Hillary, F. G., & Scott, J. G. (2002). Cross-validation and test sensitivity of the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsych. Status (RBANS). Journal of Cognitive Rehabilitation, 20(4), 26-31.

• Schatz, P., Hillary, F.G., Moelter, S., Chute, D.L. (2002). Development and Utility of the Functional Independence Level, Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 17(6), 510-525.

• Hillary, F.G., Schultheis, M.T., Challis, B.H., DeLuca, J. (2003). Spacing of repetitions improves learning and memory after moderate and severe TBI, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. 25(1):49-58.

• Schultheis, M.T., Hillary, F. G., Chute D.L., (2003). The Neurocognitive Driving Test: Applying Technology to the Assessment of Driving Ability Following Brain Injury. Rehabilitation Psychology, 48(4), 275-280.

• Hillary, F.G., Chiaravalloti, N.D., Ricker, J.H., Steffener, J., Liu, Bly, B.M., Liu, W.C., Kalnin, A.J., DeLuca, J., (2003). An Investigation of Working Memory Rehearsal in Multiple Sclerosis using fMRI, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.17(5), 965-78.

• Li, Y., Chiaravalloti, N.D., Hillary, F.G., DeLuca, J., Liu, W.C., Kalnin, A., Ricker, J.H. (2004). Striking Differences in Cerebellar fMRI Activation in MS Patients During Working Memory Tasks. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 85: 635-639.

• Chiaravalloti, N.D., Hillary, F.G., Ricker, J.H., Liu, W.C., Kalnin, A.J., DeLuca, J. (2005). Cerebral Activation Patterns of Working Memory in Multiple Sclerosis using fMRI. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 27 (1), 33-54.

• Hillary, F.G., Genova, H.M., Chiaravolloti, N.D., DeLuca, J. (2006). Prefrontal Modulation of Working Memory Performance in Brain Injury and Disease. Human Brain Mapping, 11/06.

13. Hillary, F.G. & Biswal, B.B. (2007). Using fMRI Technology in Neurologically Impaired Samples: A Measurement of Brain or Vein? Accepted to The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 4.

• Goverover, Y., Genova, H.M., Hillary, F.G., DeLuca, J. (accepted) "The Relationship between Neuropsychological Measures of Processing Speed and a Test of Functional Ability in a Neurologically Impaired Sample." Multiple Sclerosis, 5/06.
     
     
  Manuscripts Under Review
    Genova, H.M., Hillary, F.G., Wylie, G., Balzano, J. Rypma, B., DeLuca, J. (submitted) An Examination of Processing Speed Impairments in Multiple Sclerosis Using fMRI. Paper submitted to Brain, 10/06.
     
     
  Manuscripts in Preparation
    • Hillary, F. G., Liu, W.C., Genova, H.M., Kepler, K., Maniker, A., Friedman, S., Greenwald, B.D., Livingston, D., DeLuca, J. (in preparation). Evaluation of lactate in acute brain trauma using pMRS. Submitted to Brain Injury, 10/06.

• Hillary, F. G., Liu, W.C., Genova, H.M., Maniker, A., Kepler, K., Greenwald, B.D., DeLuca, J. . (in preparation). Evaluation of lactate in acute brain trauma using pMRS. Submitted J. of Neurotrauma, 10/06.

• Hillary, F.G. & Biswal, B.B. (in preparation). Automated detection and quantification of brain lesions in acute brain trauma . Manuscript to be submitted to NeuroImage, 11/06.
     
     
  Books
    Functional Neuroimaging in Clinical Populations. Hillary, F.G. & DeLuca, J. (eds.), Guilford Press. In press. Proposed release: 3/07
     
     
  Book Chapters
    • Genova, H.M., Fitzpatrick, N.M., & Hillary, F.G. (in press). Functional imaging of Brain Trauma. Hillary, F.G. & DeLuca, J. (eds.), Guilford Press, proposed publication: 3/07

• Hillary, F.G. (in press). “Action Box” in Advances in MRI in examining brain dysfunction. In Principles of Neuropsychology, Zillmer, E.A. & Spiers, M. (eds.), Wadsworth.

• Hillary, F.G. & DeLuca, J. (2003). Learning and Memory Dysfunction following Brain Injury. In Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychology, Feinberg, T.E. & Farah, M.J. (eds.), McGraw-Hill, 463-475.
     
     
  Refereed Abstracts/ Presentations (selected from 43 total)
    1. Li, Y., Hillary, F.G., Chiaravalloti, N.D., DeLuca, J., Liu, W.C., Kalnin, A.J, Ricker, J.H. (February, 2002). Striking Differences in Cerebellar fMRI Activation in MS Patients During Working Memory Tests. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists, Las Vegas., NV., [Abstract published in The American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation].

2. Hillary, F.G., Schultheis, M.T., Challis, B., Esposito, J., DeLuca, J. (February, 2002). Spacing of repetitions improves learning and memory after moderate and severe TBI. Paper presented at the 30th annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Toronto, Canada. [Abstract published in the Journal of International Neuropsychological Society, 8 (2), 289.]

3. Hillary, F.G., Chiaravalloti, N.D., DeLuca, J., Liu, W.C., Ricker, J.H., Kalnin, A.J., (February, 2002). Cerebral Activation during Rehearsal in Multiple Sclerosis using fMRI. Poster presented at the 30th annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Toronto, Canada. [Abstract published in the Journal of International Neuropsychological Society, 8 (2), 274.]

4. Hillary, F.G., Lange, G., Steffener, J., Giangrante, H., Liu, W-C., Ricker, J.H., DeLuca, J. (February, 2003). Analysis of Working Memory following Moderate and Severe TBI using fMRI. Poster presented at the 31st annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Honolulu, HI. [Abstract published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 9(2), 173].

5. Hillary, F.G., Elovic, E., Ricker, J.H. (March, 2003). Stimulant induced improvement in brain efficiency post injury as documented by fMRI: A case report. Poster presented at the AAP Annual Meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL [Abstract published in The American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation].

6. Giangrante, H.M., Hillary, F.G., Patterson, M.D., Bly, B.M., DeLuca, J., Rypma, B. (March, 2003). Examining Processing Speed Deficits in MS using fMRI. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting in New York, NY, [Abstract published in the Journal of the Cognitive Neuroscience, S134].

7. Hillary, F.G., Bly, B.M., DeLuca, J., D’Esposito, M., Rypma, B. (March, 2003). Comparisons of Prefrontal Hemispheric Asymmetry in Younger and Older Adults During Working Memory Performance using Event-related fMRI. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting in New York, NY. [Abstract published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, S113].

8. Liu, W.C., Kalnin, A.J., Maniker, A.H., Zimmerman, A.M., Giangrante, H.M., DeLuca, J. Hillary, F.G., Artifacts in MR Spectroscopy from Neurosurgical Suture Staples. [Abstract presented at the National Academy of Radiologic Medicine].

9. Genova, H.M., Hillary, F.G., Patterson, M.D., Bly, B.M., DeLuca, J., Rypma, B. (November, 2003). Examining the Neural Substrates of Reduced Processing Speed in Multiple Sclerosis Using fMRI. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience in New Orleans, LA. [Abstract published in the Journal of the Neuroscience].

10. Hillary, F.G., Greenwald, B.G., Liu, W.C., Genova, H.M., Friedman, S.D., Kepler, K., DeLuca, J. (February, 2004) Application of Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy to Acute TBI. Poster presented at the 32nd annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Baltimore, MD. [Abstract published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society].

11. Hillary, F.G., Biswal, B.B., Rypma, B., Genova, H.M., DeLuca, J. (February, 2004). Alterations in baseline blood flow and oxygen perfusion secondary to TBI as measured by BOLD fMRI. Poster presented at the 32nd annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Baltimore, MD. [Abstract published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society].

12. Genova, H.M., Hillary, F.G., Rypma, B., DeLuca, J. (March, 2004). Examining Speed of Information Processing Deficits in Traumatic Brain Injury Using fMRI. Poster presented at the 11th annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA, [Abstract published in the Journal of the Cognitive Neuroscience].

13. Hillary, F.G., Bly, B.M., Preciado, R, Lange, G., Steffener, J., Rebbechi, D, Genova, H.M., Rypma, B., DeLuca, J. (March, 2004). Combining FMRI data in cases of diffuse brain abnormality. Poster presented at the 11th annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA, [Abstract published in the Journal of the Cognitive Neuroscience].

14. Bly, B.M., Hillary, F.G., Preciado, R, Lange, G., Steffener, J., Rebbechi, D, Genova, H.M., Rypma, B., DeLuca, J. (March, 2004). The Influence of Head Movement on FMRI data in patients with diffuse brain abnormalities. Poster presented at the 11th annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA, [Abstract published in the Journal of the Cognitive Neuroscience].

15. Genova, H.M., Chiaravalloti, N.D., Hillary, F.G., Kalnin, A.J., DeLuca, J. Examining the Effects of Lesion Load on BOLD Activation in Multiple Sclerosis. Poster presented at the 33rd annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, February, 2005, St. Louis, MO.

16. Genova, H.M., Biswal, B.B., DeLuca, J., Hillary, F.G. (February, 2005). Using fMRI to examine cerebral blood flow and oxygen extraction fraction following moderate and severe brain trauma. Poster presented at the 33rd annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Baltimore, MD. [Abstract published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society].

17. Genova, H.M., Hillary, F.G., Rypma, B., DeLuca, J. (April, 2005). Influence of baseline blood flow alterations on the fMRI signal. Poster accepted to the annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting in New York, NY. [Abstract published in the Journal of the Cognitive Neuroscience].

18. Hillary, F.G. & Biswal, B.B. (Feb, 2006). Automated detection and quantification of brain lesions in acute brain trauma . Poster presented at the 34th annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, February, 2006, Boston, MA. [Abstract published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society].

19. Genova, H.M., Wylie, G., Hillary, F.G., Balzano, J. Rypma, B., DeLuca, J. (Feb, 2006) An Examination of Processing Speed Impairments in Multiple Sclerosis Using fMRI. Poster accepted to the 34th annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, February, 2006, Boston.

20. Chiou, K.S., Fitzpatrick, N.M., Hillary, F.G. (October, 2006). An fMRI Investigation of Visual Information Processing Speed in TBI. Poster accepted for presentation at the 26th annual meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, San Antonio, TX. [Abstract to be published in Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology].
     
     
  Invited Lectures and Grand Rounds
    “Examination of Working Memory Performance using fMRI: Evidence against Brain Reorganization “. Invited to give the Carl Pacifico Lecture at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 11/05.

“Examination of Cognitive Deficits following TBI using Neuroimaging” Invited talk, Mississippi Neuropsychological Association, Tupelo, MS, 7/05.

“Using fMRI to examine Cognitive Control following TBI” Invited talk, Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, 2/04.

“Examining neural plasticity in clinical samples using fMRI” Invited talk, Department of Psychology, Tulane University, New Orleans 2/04.

“Using fMRI to examine working memory deficits and recovery in neurologically impaired populations”. Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. 1/03.

“Application of functional neuroimaging to clinical populations: promises and pitfalls for neuropsychology”. Continuing Education Course at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Dallas, TX. 10/03.

“Neuroimaging and Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury”. Invited presentation at the Cognitive Brain Sciences Laboratory at Rutgers University, Newark, NJ. 5/03.

“Application of Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy to Acute TBI”. Invited Lecture at the Trauma Rehabilitation Grand Rounds, University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ 9/01.
     
     
  Editorial Boards
    June 2006- present Brain Imaging and Behavior
     
     
  Consulting or Guest Reviewer
    • August 2002-present: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
• November 2002- present: Brain Injury
• October 2002-present: Rehabilitation Psychology
• April 2003- present: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society
• April 2003-present: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
• August 2003-present: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
• June 2006 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (Special Issue)
• October 2006-present: Human Brain Mapping
     
     
  Courses Taught
    • Introduction to Psychophysiology
• Introduction to Psychology
• Introduction to Psychology Laboratory
• Research Methods and Statistics
• Seminar in Electrophysiological Techniques and Functional Imaging
• Specialization in Cognitive and Affective Neurosciences: Research Methods
• Clinical Neuropsychology Assessment Team Supervisor
     
     
  Graduate Candidacy and Comprehensive Examination Committees
    • Masters thesis committee member- Kang Cheng (proposal defended 3/05, Thesis defense 6/06)
• Doctoral Dissertation Committee (outside member) – Helen M. Genova (proposal defended 3/05)
• Comprehensive Examination- Christopher Bailey (defended 5/05)
• Doctoral Dissertation committee member – Christopher Bailey (proposal defended 8/05)
• Comprehensive Examination- Megan Smith (defended 8/05)
• Doctoral Dissertation committee member – Megan Smith (defended 10/05)
     
     
  Service and Committees
    5/06 PSU Graduate Student Research Day
Poster Presentation Judge

3/06- present Psychology Department, Penn State University
Curriculum and Competence Evaluation Committee
Clinical Psychology Program Self Study

5/04-9/05 Psychology Department, Penn State University
Building Committee, Consultant

2002-2005 National Academy of Neuropsychology Program Committee Member
NAN Poster reviewer for submissions to 2002-2005 conferences

1999-2000 Univ. Oklahoma Health Sciences, Oklahoma City, OK
Intern Representative to OUHSC Intern Selection Committee

1998 Psychology Department, Drexel University
Student Policy and Procedures Committee