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Roskamp Institute's Associate Clinic Director Named Chairperson of the Alzheimer's Disease Initiative Advisory Committee

Committee Assesses and Provides Recommendations to the Department of Elder


MANATEE COUNTY, Fla., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Roskamp Institute's Associate Clinic Director and Neuropsychologist Cheryl Luis, Ph.D., ABPP-CN was recently nominated and appointed chairperson to the Department of Elder Affairs' (DOEA) Alzheimer's Disease Initiative Advisory Committee (ADIAC).

"The advisory committee is very fortunate to have someone like Dr. Luis as the chairperson," said Darrick McGhee, director of legislative affairs for the DOEA, who worked with Dr. Luis during her tenure as the chair of the ADIAC Legislative Subcommittee. "She is very passionate about Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, and I believe she will ensure that the committee brings forth the appropriate recommendations for the patients and caregivers of our state."

"I am honored to have been nominated and appointed as the chairperson," said Dr. Luis, who was nominated by an ADIAC member and subsequently appointed based on majority vote. "I am excited to continue to work with the advisory committee and the Department of Elder Affairs to reduce the burden of Alzheimer's disease to Florida residents affected by the illness."

Dr. Luis was first appointed to the advisory committee of the Alzheimer's Disease Initiative (ADI) within the DOEA in 2006 by former Governor Jeb Bush. The ADI was created in 1985 by Florida Legislators to meet the needs of individuals and families with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. The ADIAC meets quarterly and Alzheimer's disease specialists and health care providers from around the state regularly attend and actively participate. The advisory committee represents professionals, researchers, clinicians, social and allied health workers, Alzheimer's organizations, daycare and nursing home personal and caregivers, who are all vested in the needs of Alzheimer's patients.

"We are proud of Cheryl and commend her on this grand accomplishment," said Dr. Michael Mullan, director of the Roskamp Institute. "Cheryl's hands-on experience, as a caregiver and a neuropsychologist here at the Institute, will prove to be a great asset to the committee. Her daily environment allows her to fully understand the ever-changing needs that our state's Alzheimer's patients and caregivers continuously face."

Dr. Luis is currently the associate clinic director and neuropsychologist of the Roskamp Institute. Prior to the Roskamp Institute, Dr. Luis worked as a visiting and adjunct faculty member within the Department of Social and Behavior Sciences at the Farquhar Center of Nova Southeastern University, a clinical neuropsychologist of the Wien Center for Memory Disorders at Mount Sinai Medical Center & Miami Heart Institute, a post-doctoral fellow in Clinical Neuropsychology at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital and a part of the Neuropsychological Assessment staff at the University of South Florida Memory Disorder Clinic.

Dr. Luis has served as the chair of the Legislative Subcommittee of the DOEA's ADIAC and is affiliated with the Division 40 of the American Psychological Association (APA). She is the chair of Women in Neuropsychology, a national committee that serves to promote women in leadership and serves as a liaison to the APA Committee of Women in Psychology. Dr. Luis also serves as an advisory board reviewer for APA National Standards for High School Psychology Curricula.

Dr. Luis is board-certified in Neuropsychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. She earned her doctorate, Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She has received several awards for her research in dementia, including the 2004 Dementia and Behavioral Neurology Scientific Topic Highlight Selection, 1999 Distinguished Student Achievement Award and the 1999 Student Poster Award from the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Her research has been published in numerous professional peer-reviewed scientific journals.

The Roskamp Institute is a not-for-profit research Institute located in Manatee County and Hillsborough County, Florida, that is dedicated to understanding the causes of, and finding cures for, neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders and addictions with an emphasis on Alzheimer's disease. The Roskamp Institute's Memory Centers also offer comprehensive cognitive and medical assessment toward differential diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and offers treatments and disease management options once the diagnostic evaluation is complete.

For more information regarding Dr. Luis' appointment or the Roskamp Institute's continued research, please contact the Roskamp Institute in Manatee County at (941) 752-2949, the Roskamp Institute Clinical Trials Division in Manatee County at (941) 752-2949, the Roskamp Institute Memory Center in Hillsborough County at (813) 979-2008, or visit us online at

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