14601-Unverzagt, Frederick

Frederick W. Unverzagt, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry

Phone 3179637300
GH 2800
Indianapolis, IN
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My research is focused on improving diagnosis and treatment of older adults with cognitive impairment and Alzheimer disease. I have led and collaborated on cross-national studies on the prevalence, incidence, and risk factors of Alzheimer disease and on randomized clinical trials of behavioral and lifestyle interventions to maintain and improve cognition and daily function in older adults.  In addition, I am the director of the residency training program in Clinical Neuropsychology.  I also actively promote the professional practice of psychology and neuropsychology and have been elected to the boards of the Indiana Psychological Association, the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (the primary board certification organization in neuropsychology), and the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (a membership organization of residency training programs).

Titles & Appointments

  • Professor of Psychiatry
  • Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics
  • Education
    1991 RES Medical College of Wisconsin (1991)
    1991 PhD Southern Illinois University Carbondale
    1987 MA Southern Illinois University Carbondale
    1982 BA Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Research

    Epidemiology of cognitive impairment, Alzheimer disease, and stroke. Neuropsychological test (and battery) development and normative studies. Clinical trials of behavioral and lifestyle interventions to maintain and improve cognition in older adults.

  • Professional Organizations
    American Psychological Association
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Clinical Interests

    I founded the Neuropsychology Clinic in Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine and provide assessment and diagnosis of the full spectrum of neurobehavioral pathologies including:  Alzheimer disease, Lewy Body disease, frontotemporal disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain tumor, traumatic brain injury, and occupational exposure.   I also perform independent medical examinations for insurance companies and attorneys.

  • Awards
    Org: Indiana University
    Desc: Trustee Teaching Award
    Scope: University
    Org: Indiana Psychological Association
    Desc: Gordon A. Barrows Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology
    Scope: State
    Org: Southern Illinois University
    Desc: Janet E. Rafferty Scientist-Practitioner Award
    Scope: Department
    Org: Southern Illinois University
    Desc: Distinguished Alumni Award for Career Achievement
    Scope: University

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