Carol Manning, PhD, ABPP is the Director of the Behavioral Neuropsychology Lab, Vice Chair for Faculty Development in Neurology, as well as Director (and co-founder) of the Memory Aging and Care Clinic. She is also Co-Director of the Virginia Alzheimer’s Disease Center (https://alzheimers.virginia.edu/). Dr. Manning is the Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of Neurology. She has published work in the areas of aging, Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease and has several grants to examine improvements to multi-disciplinary care for dementia patients. This funding includes a grant to implement a novel model of care coordination for dementia patients in the UVA Memory and Aging Care Clinic. Dr. Manning was appointed to the Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Commission advisory board by the governor of Virginia. She is also a previous Chair of the Central and Western Virginia Alzheimer’s Association. Dr. Manning is involved in multi-disciplinary treatment for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.
M. Agustina Rossetti, PhD, ABPP is the Director of Postdoctoral Training and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology. She is a native Spanish-speaker from Argentina and is a certified bilingual clinical neuropsychologist specializing in the assessment of a broad range of cognitive disorders for both English and Spanish-speaking adults and older adults. Dr. Rossetti is a member of the department’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and is the recipient of the 2021 ABPP Early Career Psychology Diversity Award. She is actively involved in UVA’s Latinx Employee Resource Group and a local non-profit organization that supports and serves the immigrant Hispanic community. Her clinical interests include dementias and movement disorders, with a specialization in Huntington’s disease. She is the co-director of UVA’s multidisciplinary Huntington’s Disease Society of America Center of Excellence. She also serves as the co-chair of the Neuropsychology Working Group of the Huntington’s Study Group, and is involved in Factor-H, a not-for-profit organization that aims to diminish the suffering of people affected by Huntington’s Disease living in conditions of extreme vulnerability in Latin America. Dr. Rossetti is also actively involved in the Atypical Parkinsonism multidisciplinary clinic and with the Memory and Aging Care Clinic (MACC).
Shannon Reilly, PhD is the Assistant Director of Postdoctoral Training and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology. As a Virginia Alzheimer’s Disease Center (VADC) postdoctoral scholar, she received grant funding to develop and implement a pilot study for a group-based psychoeducation and support program for dementia caregivers. Her clinical interests include geroneuropsychology, particularly working with individuals with MCI and dementia due to various etiologies. Her research and clinical focus involves supporting patients with neurodegenerative diseases and their families from diagnosis to death, with an emphasis on caregiver support. Dr. Reilly supervises in the Memory and Aging Care Clinic (MACC). As the Practicum Director, she offers a graduate practicum experience. She is also the faculty advisor for the fellowship didactic program. She is involved in various research projects, including acting as a rater/assessor for multiple ongoing clinical trials.
Kathleen Fuchs, PhD, ABPP is the neuropsychologist for the James Q Miller MS Clinic. Dr. Fuchs has been a member of the multidisciplinary MS clinic since its inception at UVA and serves on the editorial board for the International Journal of MS Care. Dr. Fuchs works closely with the UVA Neuro-Oncology group as well as the Memory and Aging Care Clinic and sees a number of individuals referred from those services for assessment and for psychotherapy. She is an Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology and a member of the Internal Review Board (IRB) for the medical center. She has presented continuing education courses for mental health professionals for the National MS Society and the American Brain Tumor Association as well as community education programs for the Alzheimer’s Association. Dr. Fuchs is the past president of the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology and is the co-chair of the Steering Committee for the Minnesota Conference to Update Education and Training and Guidelines in Clinical Neuropsychology.
Virginia T. Gallagher, PhD, is an academic neuropsychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at UVA Health. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and her doctorate in clinical psychology from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, where she received an F31 award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to investigate oculomotor testing as a marker of cognitive and motor effects following repetitive head trauma. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at UVA in clinical neuropsychology (Department of Neurology) and Alzheimer’s disease (Virginia Alzheimer’s Disease Center Scholars program). She has research and clinical expertise in the characterization and treatment of cognitive, psychological, and sleep health effects among adults with neurological conditions, particularly Alzheimer’s disease, and their caregivers. She is an investigator in ongoing efforts to develop and optimize evidenced-based interventions for caregivers of persons with cognitive decline, with specific emphases on engaging, and tailoring interventions towards, caregivers from backgrounds typically under-represented in research and interventions. This includes caregivers who are from rural areas, identify as Black or African American, and are from younger generations (i.e., Millennials and Gen Z). She also focuses on developing and refining interventions for dementia caregivers that are cost-effective, scalable, and readily adopted by target populations. Additionally, she manages the longitudinal tracking of adults who undergo neuropsychological, neurological, neuroimaging, and biomarker assessments in the UVA Memory and Aging Care Clinic.