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Project Investigator Biography

Tim Ahles, Ph.D. Tim Ahles, Ph.D.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
641 Lexington Ave. 7th Floor,
New York, NY 10022
phone: (646) 888-0043
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email: ahlest@mskcc.org

Dr. Tim Ahles is the Director of the Neurocognitive Research Laboratory at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is also the Memorial PI of the CCNY-Memorial U54 Partnership Grant.

Dr. Ahlesí research focuses on symptom management and quality of life in cancer patients. Over the last 10 years, his research has focused on cognitive side effects of chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer and lymphoma. These studies have included cross-sectional and longitudinal studies of chemotherapy-induced cognitive change utilizing neuropsychological assessments and structural and functional MRI, examination of genetic factors that increase risk for cognitive changes, and the evaluation of cognitive behavioral interventions. The goals of the Neurocognitive Research Laboratory at Memorial are to: 1) examine neuropsychological changes associated with cancer and cancer treatments, including chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, and radiation therapy; 2) evaluate potential mechanisms of cognitive change through studies utilizing imaging techniques (fMRI and PET) and evaluating potential biological mechanisms; and 3) develop a research program to evaluate medical and cognitive rehabilitation interventions.

Dr. Ahles received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany. Following completion of his internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, he joined the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. In 1986, he joined the Department of Psychiatry of Dartmouth Medical School. Over the next 20 years, he developed and directed the Center for Psycho-Oncology Research, which focused on quality of life and symptom management research in cancer patients. In April 2006, he moved to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to develop and direct the Neurocognitive Research Laboratory.

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Other Project Investigator
Karen Hubbard, Ph.D.
Updated: 04/30/12