CVL

Newsroom

  • The Center mourns the loss of a dear friend and tireless CVL supporter. click here

  • CVL councilmember and benefactor’s life remembered in the Dallas Morning News.click here

  • Aging-themed issue of Nautilus Magazine explores cognitive benefits of learning a new game such as chess, cites CVL.click here

  • ‘Fitizen’ group at the Jewish Community Center of Dallas learns about research at CVL. click here

  • CVL research published in JoN finds that some memories persist in the face of strong interference. click here

  • Dr. Sara Festini’s research probes busyness levels and cognitive performance.click here

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Administration

Alex Lyda

Communications Manager

Phone: 972-883-3783

Email: alyda@utdallas.edu

• Media relations and external communications
• Newsletter, press packets, and other print materials
• CVL website management & social media

Denise C. Park

Director of Research, Distinguished University Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, UT Regents’ Research Scholar

Phone: 972-883-3255

Email: denise@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

An expert on the aging mind, Dr. Park has made seminal contributions to our understanding of how brain function changes as we get older, how cultural experiences shape brain activity, and how the aging brain might protect itself from structural degradation.

Diana Aguirre

Director of Development

Phone: 972-883-3728

Email: diana.aguirre@utdallas.edu

Ieshia Griffith

Research Administration Manager

Phone: 972-883-3727

Email: ixg171130@utdallas.edu

• Research grant proposals for faculty
• Departmental post-award management
• Training grants and stipends

Lisa Ball

Administrative Associate

Phone: 972-883-3719

Email: lxb170130@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Melissa Rundle

Manager of Scientific Operations

Phone: 972-883-3701

Email: melissa.rundle@utdallas.edu

Lab Website

Melonie Corley

Development Associate

Phone: 972-883-3758

Email: mmc140130@utdallas.edu

• Manages development operations
• Organizes donor-related special events, incl. the Director’s Research Circle
• Administrative support for Development Director

Michael D. Rugg

Center Director, Distinguished Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Phone: 972-883-3725

Email: mrugg@utdallas.edu

Profile | Lab Website

Dr. Rugg is a leading researcher in cognitive neuroscience and human memory. His research has helped improve understanding of the basic mechanisms of memory formation and retrieval, as well as how aging and injury impact memory.

Richard Innis

Financial Analyst

Phone: 972-883-3727

Email: richard.innis@utdallas.edu

Sol Jerome

IT Manager

Phone: 972-883-3745

Email: solj@utdallas.edu

• Desktop and server support for Center and its research Labs.
• Technical planning, purchasing, and implementation requests.
• Telecommunications requests

Tim Schuurman

IT Specialist

Phone: 972-883-3726

Email: timothy.schuurman@utdallas.edu

• Desktop support for Center and its research labs
• Technical planning, purchasing, and implementation requests.
• Telecommunications requests

Vivian Brockwell

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 972-883-3717

Email: vivian.brockwell@utdallas.edu

• Administrative support for Associate Director
• Administrative support for Drs. Kennedy, Rodrigue, and Basak
• Human resources functions
• Departmental new hire orientation

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