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CURRICULUM VITAE

Jennifer A N Apps PhD
Assistant Dean, Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Pediatric Neuropsychologist
OFFICE ADDRESS:
Children's Hospital
9000 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226

EDUCATION:
08/1990 - 05/1994 BS, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
08/1994 - 08/1998 PhD, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
09/1992 - 05/1993 Practicum in Child Life, Cook-Fort Worth Children’s Medical Center, Fort Worth, TX
05/1995 - 09/1996 Psychology Practicum, Terrell State Hospital, Terrell, TX
05/1995 - 05/1997 Psychiatric Emergency Internship, Parkland Health and Hospital Systems, Dallas, TX
09/1995 - 09/1998 Adult Psychotherapy Practicum, Adult Southwestern Psychotherapy Clinic, Dallas, TX
09/1996 - 08/1997 Pediatric Psychology Internship, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, Dallas, TX
08/1997 - 09/1998 Pediatric Neuropsychology Research Practicum, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, Dallas, TX
08/1997 - 08/1998 Adult Neuropsychology Internship, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
09/1998 - 06/2000 Post-Doctoral Resident, Pediatric Neuropsychology, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, Dallas, TX

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
08/2002 - 08/2003 Assistant Professor / Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Department of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX
09/2003 - 07/2010 Assistant Professor / Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
05/2005 - 09/2007 Adjunct Faculty, Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, WI
07/2010 Associate Professor / Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Child and Adolescent, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
02/2007 - 10/2009 Transition Team, Spokesman, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
09/2016 - 09/2017 Director of Faculty Development, Office of Faculty Affairs, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
09/2017 - Present Assistant Dean of Faculty Affairs, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

HOSPITAL AND CLINICAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
07/2000 - 01/2002 Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Assured Behavioral Health, Dallas, TX

RESEARCH ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
04/2002 - 08/2002 Senior Research Associate, Psychiatry, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX
09/2004 - Present Assistant Director of Research, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES:
08/1998 - 07/2000 Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, 1935 Motor St, Dallas, TX 75235
08/2002 - 08/2003 Parkland Health and Hospital Systems, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75390
08/2002 - 08/2003 Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, 1935 Motor St, Dallas, TX 75235
12/2003 - Present Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, 9000 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53226
02/2004 - 02/2008 Rogers Memorial Hospital, 34700 Valley Road, Oconomowoc, WI 53066
02/2004 - 02/2008 Rogers Memorial Hospital, 11101 West Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53227

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Board Certified
Issue DateExpiration
National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
03/18/2003
None
 
Certificates
Issued By Issue DateExpiration
CPR / AED Healthcare Provider
American Heart Association
None
 

Licensure
Number Issue DateExpiration
Wisconsin License - Psychology
#2464-057
09/15/2003
None
Texas License (inactive)
None
 

AWARDS AND HONORS:
1994 Departmental Scholar in Psychology, Texas Christian University
1994 Psi Chi, President 1994
2004 - 2005 Who's Who of American Women, 24th Edition
2005 - 2006 Who's Who in the World, 23rd Edition
2005 - 2007 Clinical Research Scholars Program (NIH) Graduate
2005 - 2006 Who's Who in America, 60th Edition
2005 - 2006 Who's Who of American Women, 25th Edition
2007 - Present Outstanding Faculty Service Award, Medical College of Wisconsin
2007 - 2008 Who's Who in America, 62nd Edition
2007 - 2008 Who’s Who in American Education
2007 - 2008 Faculty Leadership Development Program UWM-MCW
2013 - 2014 MCW Outstanding Medical Student Teacher
2017 - Present Outstanding Faculty Service Award, Medical College of Wisconsin

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
1995 - 1998 Dallas Psychological Association (Member)
1995 - Present American Psychological Association (Member)
1996 - 1999 International Neuropsychological Society (Member)
1996 - Present National Academy of Neuropsychology (Member)
2000 - 2003 Collin County Psychological Association (Member)
2001 - 2003 Texas Psychological Association (Member)
2002 - Present APA, Division 40 (Member)
2003 - 2010 Wisconsin Psychological Association (Member)

EDITORSHIPS/EDITORIAL BOARDS/JOURNAL REVIEWS:
Journal Review
2005 - 2010 Biological Psychiatry
2006 - Present Academic Psychiatry
2009 - 2010 Ethics & Behavior
2014 - Present Current Sports Medicine Reports
2014 - Present PLOS-One
09/2015 - Present Pediatrics
Ad-Hoc Reviewer
2016 - Present Psychological Assessment
2026 - Present Head Trauma Rehabilitation

LOCAL/REGIONAL APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
07/2007 - 06/2010 Member, Women’s Faculty Council, Medical College of Wisconsin
2007 - 2008 Faculty Leadership Development Program Graduate, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business, Medical College of Wisconsin
08/2008 - 07/2009 Secretary, Women’s Faculty Council, Medical College of Wisconsin
10/2009 - 10/2013 Member, Advisory Committee, Wisconsin Sports Concussion Collaborative
10/2009 - 08/2011 Member, Faculty Council, Medical College of Wisconsin
11/2009 - 11/2012 Member, Masters in Counseling Advisory Board, Mount Mary College
07/2010 - 06/2012 Chair, Childcare Subcommittee, Women’s Faculty Council, Medical College of Wisconsin
11/2014 - 09/2016 Psychiatry Representative, Faculty Development Champions, Medical College of Wisconsin
07/2015 - Present Engagement Survey Task Force, Medical College of Wisconsin
07/2015 - 06/2018 Dean's Appointee, Faculty Council Development Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
09/2016 - Present Chair, Department Mentoring Champions, Medical College of Wisconsin
04/2017 - Present Member, MCW-Froedtert Mentorship Workgroup, Medical College Physicians
11/2017 - Present MCW Student Well-Being Workgroup
2018 - Present Member, Wellness Summit Steering Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin

NATIONAL ELECTED/APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
07/2018 - Present Member, Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Faculty Affairs, Conference Planning Subcommittee

RESEARCH GRANTS/AWARDS/CONTRACTS/PROJECTS:
Active
Peer Review
Title:
Functional Assessment of Concussion Tool (FACT) Development
Source:
CTSI Traditional Pilot Award
Role:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
04/01/2018 - 03/31/2019
Direct Funds:
$50,000
 
Non-Peer Review
Title:
Faculty Resilience
Source:
Reflexivity, and Character Strengths: Requisite Elements of Success in a New Faculty Career Development Academy. Kern Institute Innovation Seed Grant Program
Role:
Co- Investigator
Dates:
05/2018 - 04/2019
 
Prior
Peer Review
Title:
Pediatric Bipolar Collaborative Mood Stabilizer Trial
Source:
NIH
Role:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
07/01/2003 - 08/31/2004
Direct Funds:
$341,729 (per completed patient)
 
Title:
Neuropsychological Functioning of Treated Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
Source:
Children’s Research Institute
Role:
Principal Investigator
PI:
Self
Dates:
05/2005 - 12/2008
Direct Funds:
$14,800 (per completed patient)
 
Title:
Neurobiological Predictors of Responses to Medications in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
Source:
MCW General Clinical Research Center
Role:
Co-Investigator (1/06-6/07), Principal Investigator (7/07-6/08)
PI:
Self
Dates:
01/2006 - 06/2008
Direct Funds:
$40,000 (per completed patient)
 
Title:
Pediatric Off-Patent Drug Study (PODS) Center - Lithium in the Treatment of Pediatric Mania Contract
Source:
NIH
Role:
Site Neuropsychologist
Dates:
04/2006 - 06/2007
 
Title:
Placebo Controlled Trial of Valproate and Risperidone in Young Children with Bipolar Disorders
Source:
Stanley Research Foundation
Role:
Co-Investigator (9/06-6/07), Principal Investigator (7/07-10/09)
PI:
Robert Kowatch
Dates:
09/2006 - 10/2009
Direct Funds:
$4,000 (per completed patient)
 
Title:
Effect of Early Rest on Recovery From Concussion
Source:
MCW Injury Research Center
Role:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
11/2009 - 10/2010
Direct Funds:
$80,000
 
Non-Peer Review
Title:
Neuropsychological Sequelae of Oral Methotrexate Treatment for Childhood Leukemia
Source:
Dissertation, UT Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
Role:
Principal Investigator
PI:
Self
Dates:
08/1996 - 09/1998
 
Title:
NHL Concussion Program Dallas Division
Source:
Clinical Research Supported through the National Hockey League
Role:
Research Assistant
Dates:
08/1997 - 08/2003
 
Title:
A Pilot Study of Safety and Effectiveness for Depakote ER in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder (Phase IV)
Source:
Abbott Pharmaceuticals
Role:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
09/01/2003 - 12/31/2004
Direct Funds:
$23,590
 
Title:
A 26-week, International, Multicenter, Open-label Phase IIIb Study of the Safety and Tolerability of Quetiapine Fumarate
Source:
Astrazeneca
Role:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
11/2004 - 06/2007
Direct Funds:
$13,725
 
Title:
A 6-week, International, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Parallel-group, Placebo-controlled, Phase IIIb Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Quetiapine Fumarate
Source:
Astrazeneca
Role:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
11/2004 - 07/2006
Direct Funds:
$13,650
 
Title:
A 3-week, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Parallel-group, Placebo-controlled, Phase IIIb Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Quetiapine Fumarate (SeroquelTM) Immediate-release Tablets
Role:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
11/2004 - 07/2006
Direct Funds:
$11,750
 
Title:
A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Two Fixed Oral Doses of Aripiprazole in the Treatments of Child and Adolescent Patients, Ages10-17 Years
Source:
Otsuka 031-03-240
Role:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
01/2005 - 01/2007
Direct Funds:
$23,622
 
Title:
A Multi-Center, Open-Label, Safety Study of Flexible-Dose Oral Aripiprazole (2mg – 30mg)
Source:
Otsuka Maryland
Role:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
11/2005 - 07/2007
Direct Funds:
$8,845 (per completed patient)
 
Title:
A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Two Fixed Oral Doses of Aripiprazole (10mg or 30mg) in the Treatment of Adolescent Patients with Schizophrenia
Source:
Otsuka Maryland
Role:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
11/2005 - 12/2006
Direct Funds:
$11,459
 
Title:
26-Week Open-Label Extension Study Evaluating the Safety and Tolerability of Flexible Doses of Oral Ziprasidone in Adolescent Subjects with Schizophrenia. A1281135.
Source:
Pfizer
Role:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
07/2006 - 01/2009
Direct Funds:
$6,550 (per completed patient)
 
Title:
Six Week, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Phase III Trial Evaluating the Efficacy, Safety and Pharmacokinetics of Flexible Doses of Oral Ziprasidone in Adolescent Subjects with Schizophrenia. A1281134.
Source:
Pfizer
Role:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
07/2006 - 01/2009
Direct Funds:
$8,556 (per completed patient)
 
Title:
Phase IV, Multi-Center, Open-Label, Safety and Effectiveness Study of Extended-Release Carbamazepine in the Treatment of Mania in Children and Adolescents Aged 10-17 years with Acute Manic or Mixed Bipolar I Disorder. SPD417-311.
Source:
Shire Pharmaceuticals
Role:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
07/2006 - 09/2007
Direct Funds:
$8,000 (Per completed patient)
 
Title:
Double Blind, Flexible-Dose Extension Study of Escitalopram in Pediatric Patients with Major Depressive Disorder. Protocol SCT-MD-32A.
Source:
Forest Research Institute
Role:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
07/2006 - 06/2007
Direct Funds:
$5,000 (Per patient)
 
Title:
26-Week Open-Label Extension Study Evaluating the Safety and Tolerability of Flexible Doses of Oral Ziprasidone in Children and Adolescents with Bipolar I Disorder (Manic or Mixed). A1281135.
Source:
Pfizer
Role:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
07/2006 - 01/2009
Direct Funds:
$5,756 (per completed patient)
 
Title:
A Double-Blind, Flexible-Dose Study of Escitalopram in Pediatric Patients with Major Depressive Disorder. Protocol SCT-MD-32
Source:
Forest Research Institute
Role:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
07/2006 - 06/2007
Direct Funds:
$5,000 (per completed patient)
 
Title:
Four Week, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Phase III Trail Evaluating the Efficacy, Safety and Pharmacokinetics of Flexible Doses of Oral Ziprasidone in Children and Adolescents with Bipolar I Disorder. (Manic or Mised) A1281132
Source:
Pfizer
Role:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
07/2006 - 01/2009
Direct Funds:
$6,050 (per completed patient)
 
Title:
A 52-Week, Open-Label, Multicenter Study of the Safety and Tolerability of Aripiprazole Flexibly Dosed in the Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Autistic Disorder. Protocol: CN138-180.
Source:
Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute
Role:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
07/2006 - 01/2009
Direct Funds:
$8,000 (per completed patient)
 
Title:
A Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group Study with Three Fixed Doses of Aripiprazole in the Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Autistic Disorder.Protocol: CN138-179.
Source:
Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute
PI:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
07/2006 - 01/2009
Direct Funds:
$8,000 (per completed patient)
 
Title:
26-Week Open-Label Extension Study Evaluating the Safety and Tolerability of Flexible Doses of Oral Ziprasidone in Children and Adolescents with Bipolar I Disorder (Manic or Mixed) A1281133
Source:
Pfizer
Role:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
07/2007 - 01/2009
Direct Funds:
$5,756 (per completed patient)
 
Title:
Pediatric Post-Concussion Clinic Feasibility
Source:
Seaman Family Grant
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
01/2010 - 12/2010
Direct Funds:
$12,000
 
Title:
Addition of manual therapy and manipulation to the treatment of patients with post-concussion syndrome and concurrent neck pain
Source:
MCW Department of Neurosurgery
Role:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
03/2017 - 03/2018
Direct Funds:
$5,390
 

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Niskala J, Learning Disabilities, Assured Behavioral Health, Dallas, TX, 01/2001
Niskala J, An Update on Neuropsychology, Collin County Psychological Association, Plano, TX, 01/2002
Niskala JA, Pediatric Bipolar Disorders, Buckner Children and Family Services, Inc, Dallas, TX, 12/2002
Niskala J, Crawford J, A Discussion of Study Protocol, “A Pilot Study of Safety and Effectiveness for Depakote ER in Bipolar Disorder”, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 02/2004
Apps J, Understanding and Administration of the WISC-IV, Medical College of Wisconsin CME Program, Milwaukee, WI, 09/2004
Apps J, Bipolar Disorder: Pediatric Mania, Healthcare Professionals CME Activity sponsored by Abbott Laboratories, Milwaukee, WI, 10/2004
Apps J, Practicing in the Field of Psychology, Psi Chi Chapter of Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, WI, 10/2004
Apps J, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Defined for Parents, Evolution Exercise & Spine Center, Milwaukee, WI, 02/2005
Apps J, Bipolar Disorder, An Abbreviated Introduction to Pediatric Mania, Elmbrook School District Psychological Services Administrative Meeting, Brookfield, WI, 11/2005
Apps J, Bipolar Disorders in Children and Adolescents “Bratty vs. Bipolar”, Suburban School Psychologist Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, 05/2006
Apps J, From Learning Disability to Autistic Disorder and Back Again…, Suburban School Psychologist Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, 02/2007
Apps J, Winkler J, Evaluating and Treating Pediatric Mood Disorders, 38th Annual Winter Refresher Course for Family Medicine, Brookfield, WI, 01/2008
Apps J, Winkler J, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine in the Classroom, Suburban School Psychologist Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, 05/2009
Holbrook M, Apps J, Chu C, Jandrisevits M, Palhavan K, Reddy M, DSM-V: Focus on Bipolar Disorders and Psychotic Risk in the Pediatric Population - A Panel Discussion, Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, WI, 09/2010
Apps J, Walter K, Status of Pediatric Concussion, Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, WI, 01/2012
Apps J, Walter K, Multidisciplinary Pediatric Post-Concussion Clinic Feasibility, 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Pediatric Behavioral Health Research Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 02/2012
Apps J, Pediatric Concussion: How to Recognize, Understand and Treat Symptoms, Suburban School Psychologist's Association, Milwaukee, WI, 02/2012
Apps J, Neurocognitive Testing in Concussion Management, Concussion Management: From Impact to Recovery, Milwaukee, WI, 09/2013
Academic Advancement Workshop: 3 years in a row, Office of Faculty Affairs, Medical College of Wisconsin, 10/2016 - 10/2018
New Faculty Orientation: 10/2016, 7/2017, 10/2017, 7/2018, Office of Faculty Affairs, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2016 - 2018
Apps J, Walter K, Newest Tips and Tricks for Concussion Management, PMR Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, WI, 03/2017
OBGYN- Career Development and Academic Promotion Workshop, Office of Faculty Affairs, Medical College of Wisconsin, 04/2017
Mid-Career Workshop, Office of Faculty Affairs, Medical College of Wisconsin, 05/2017
Global Health- Faculty Development Seminar "Academic Promotion at MCW", Office of Faculty Affairs, Medical College of Wisconsin, 11/29/2017
Emergency Medicine- Facilitate Faculty Development Committee, Office of Faculty Affairs, Medical College of Wisconsin, 11/2017
Moderator of Kern "Connections Cage, Promoting Resiliency & Preventing Burnout", Office of Faculty Affairs, Medical College of Wisconsin, 01/24/2018
Mid-Career Worship (redesigned), Office of Faculty Affairs: 2 years in a row, Medical College of Wisconsin, 03/2018 - 03/2019
Apps J, Neurocognitive Testing in Concussions, Rehabilitation and Management of Concussion with Walter K & Collins M., Wisconsin Physical Therapy Associates, Waukesha, WI, 04/2018
Moderator "What I Wish I had Known Before I Retired" 5/9/18, 5/8/19, Office of Faculty Affairs, Medical College of Wisconsin, 05/2018 - 05/2019
Co-Presenter, "Academic Advancement and Promotions for Administrative Assistants" 6/19/18, 1/29/19, Office of Faculty Affairs, Medical College of Wisconsin, 06/19/2018 - 01/29/2019
Presenter at Faculty Meeting "MCW Wellness, Department of Medicine", Office of Faculty Affairs, Medical College of Wisconsin, 06/26/2018
Apps, J., Promoting Wellness and Preventing Burnout, Spotlight on Science Series, Medical Collage of Wisconsin, 07/2018
Apps J., Mentoring, Orthopedics Grand Rounds, Medical College of Wisconsin, 09/2018
Global Health-Faculty Development Seminar "Brief Introduction to Academic Promotion", Office of Faculty Affairs, Medical College of Wisconsin, 11/28/2018
Faculty Council, Office of Faculty Affairs, Medical College of Wisconsin, 12/19/2018
Giving and Receiving Feedback, Office of Faculty Affairs, Medical College of Wisconsin, 01/29/2019
 
Regional
Niskala J, An Update on Research with Pediatric Bipolar and Psychotic Disorders, Metroplex School Nurse Administrators, Irving, TX, 10/2002
Niskala J, Concurrent Session Discussion - Pediatric Bipolar Disorders, Wisconsin Psychological Association, Madison, WI, 04/2004
Apps J, Current Research Opportunities at MCW & CHW for Children and Adolescents, CMG Pediatrician Offices - Regional Lunch & Learn Opportunities, Milwaukee, WI, 02/2005 - 06/2005
Apps J, Bipolar Disorder, An Abbreviated Introduction to Pediatric Mania, Milwaukee Public School District Nurses Administrative Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, 11/2005
Apps J, Bipolar Disorders in Children and Adolescents “Bratty vs. Bipolar”, Milwaukee Public School District Annual Psychologists’ Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, 04/2006
Apps J, Winkler J, Bipolar Disorders: Symptoms and Treatment in Children and Adolescents, WI School Nurses Association, Brookfield, WI, 04/2007
Apps J, Pediatric Concussion: Symptoms, Assessment & Implications, Concurrent Sessions at the Wisconsin Psychological Association 2010 Convention, Madison, WI, 03/2010
Apps J, Best Practices in Neurocognitive Testing, New Fronteirs in the Assessment and Management of Sport-Related Concussion, Milwaukee, WI, 07/2013
Lynch D, Apps J, Lynch S, Concussion - Impact on Learning, 2014 Catholic Educators' Convention, Milwaukee, WI, 10/2014
 
National
Scheffer R, Niskala J, Haroon S, Diagnosis and Treatment of Mania in Preschool Children, NIMH Pediatric Bipolar Disorder Conference, Washington, DC, 03/2003
Niskala J, Scheffer R, Aguilar I, Bipolar Disorder in Preschool Children: Characterization, Treatment and Implications, APA 2003 Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada, 08/2003
Treat R, Kaljo K, Apps J, Thapa B, Quirk K., Faculty Grit, Reflexivity and Character Strengths: Opposing Elements of Stress, Association of American Medical Colleges Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 11/2019
Treat R, Kaljo K, Apps J, Thapa B, Quirk K., Faculty Resilience, Reflexivity and Well-Being: Requisite Elements of Success., International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE), Roanoke, VA, 11/2019
 

PEER REVIEWED WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Regional
Apps JA, Pediatric Concussion Symptoms, Assessment & Implications, Concurrent Sessions, Wisconsin Psychological Association 2010 Convention, Madison, WI, 03/2010
 
National
Stavinoha P, Niskala J, Pediatric Rounds: The Importance of Age in Plasticity of Function: Evidence from Two Cases of Rasmussen's Syndrome, National Academy of Neuropsychology Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 11/1997
Apps, J, Increasing a Culture of Mentoring, AAMC Group on Faculty Affairs Professional Development Conference, 07/2018
Apps, J, Success in Increasing Understanding of the Promotion Process through Workshops, AAMC Group on Faculty Affairs Professional Development Conference, 07/2018
 
International
Apps, J. & Myrvik, M., Evidence-Based Recognition and Treatment of mTBI and Post-Concussion Syndrome. 4 hour Continuing Education Workshop., American Psychological Association 123rd Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada, 08/2015
 

COMMITTEE SERVICE:
Medical College
2003 - 2006 Alternate, Clinical Services Group, Child and Adolescent, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
2004 Member, Clinical Trials Workgroup, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
2006 - 2011 Member, Advancement, Promotion, and Tenure Committee, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
2006 - 2007 Member, Website Development Committee, Child and Adolescent, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
2007 - 2008 Member, Division Director Search Committee, Child and Adolescent, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
2011 - Present Chair, Advancement, Promotion and Tenure, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
03/2018 - Present Member, MCW Student Well-Being Work Group
 
Hospital
2003 - 2005 Member, Forms Committee, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
2003 - Present Member, Executive Leadership Group, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
2004 - 2005 Member, Psychiatry Center Website Development, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
2004 - 2007 Member, Psychology Student Practicum Committee, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
2005 - 2006 Member, Research & Education Committee, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
2006 - 2007 Member, Prevention Task Force Committee, Political and Community Advocacy Committee / Suicide, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
2007 - 2009 Member, Patient Experience/ Intake Committee, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
2009 - 2014 Member, Education & Programming Committee, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
2009 - 2010 Member, H1N1 Planning Committee, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
2014 - Present Member, Outreach Committee, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Center, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
 

MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Resident and Fellow Education
10/2003 - 11/2003 Psychological Testing Class, Co-facilitator Neuropsychological Testing, Presenter
07/2004 - 06/2005 Guest Lecturer, Pediatric Residents
09/2004 - Present Guest Lecturer PGY2, Psychiatry Fellows, and
10/2004 Guest Lecturer, School Nurses Association
04/2005 - 12/2005 Organization of Psychiatry Fellows Psychotherapy Seminar I & II
07/2005 - 12/2005 Neuroscience, Child Fellows 2nd Year Organizer & Lecturer
07/2005 - 12/2005 Research Methods and Evidence-Based Medicine Child Fellows 2nd Year Organizer & Lecturer
01/2006 - 03/2006 Cognitive and Behavioral Theories and Applications Child Fellows 2nd Year Organizer & Lecturer
01/2006 - 02/2006 Testing Theories and Application Child Fellows 2nd Year Organizer & Lecturer
07/2006 - 09/2006 Testing Theories and Application Child Fellows 2nd Year Organizer & Lecturer
07/2006 - 12/2006 Research Methods and Evidence-Based Medicine Child Fellows 2nd Year Organizer & Lecturer
07/2006 - 12/2006 Neuroscience, Child Fellows 2nd Year Organizer & Lecturer
01/2007 - 03/2007 Cognitive and Behavioral Theories and Applications Child Fellows 2nd Year Organizer & Lecturer
02/2007 Guest Lecturer, Normal Development Child Fellows 1st Year
03/2007 Guest Lecturer, Psychology Practicum Students
07/2007 - 12/2007 Research Methods and Evidence-Based Medicine Child Fellows 2nd Year Organizer & Lecturer
08/2007 - 09/2007 Testing Theories and Application Child Fellows 2nd Year Organizer & Lecturer
01/2008 - 03/2008 Cognitive and Behavioral Theories and Applications Child Fellows 2nd Year Organizer & Lecturer
07/2008 - 11/2008 Research Methods and Evidence-Based Medicine Child Fellows 2nd Year Organizer & Lecturer
07/2008 - 08/2008 Testing Theories and Application Child Fellows 2nd Year Organizer & Lecturer
01/2009 - 03/2009 Cognitive and Behavioral Theories and Applications Child Fellows 2nd Year Organizer & Lecturer
07/2009 - 11/2009 Research Methods and Evidence-Based Medicine Child Fellows 2nd Year Organizer & Lecturer
07/2009 - 08/2009 Testing Theories and Application Child Fellows 2nd Year Organizer & Lecturer
02/2013 - Present MCW Medical Students Infant & Toddler Years
2017 - Present Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries
03/2018 Psychological & Neuropsychological Testing Child Fellows 1st & 2nd year
 

EXTRAMURAL TEACHING:
Medical Student Education
09/2005 - 12/2005 Mount Mary College Masters Program in Community Counseling, Counseling Across the Lifespan 3 Credit Hour course
01/2006 - 05/2006 Mount Mary College Masters Program in Community Counseling, Assessment and Research 3 Credit Hour course
01/2006 - 01/2007 Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology, Neuropsychology Internship
09/2006 - 12/2006 Mount Mary College Masters Program in Community Counseling, Counseling Across the Lifespan 3 Credit Hour course
01/2007 - 05/2007 Mount Mary College Masters Program in Community Counseling, Assessment and Research 3 Credit Hour course
 
Continuing Medical Education
10/2018 Medical College of Wisconsin: Department of Family and Community Medicine, "Work-Life Integration" Lecture in Leadership in Academic Health Care
 

MCW STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
Clinical/Research Fellows
Amit Bhavan, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2017 - Present Concussion Clinic Rotation
Jennifer Zaspel, Medical College of Wisconsin, Concussion Clinic Rotation
 
Residents
Rotating Resident, Medical College of Wisconsin, 07/2006 - 06/2009 Advisor during Research Rotation
Kathy Russeth, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 07/2009 - 03/2010 Research Elective
Heena Desai, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 07/2009 - 09/2009 Neuropsychology Elective
Mark Batory, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 07/2009 - 11/2009 Research Elective
 
Faculty
Brittany Matthews PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2017 - Present Mentor
 

EXTRAMURAL STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS, AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
Medical Students
Tara Raboin, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, 09/2005 - 01/2006 Field Placement Student Experience
Dawn Brabant, Psy.D., 01/2006 - 12/2007 Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology
01/2006 - 01/2007 Clinical Neuropsychology Internship Supervisor
Leanne Szafranski, MA, Mount Mary College, 08/2006 - 05/2007 Thesis Committee Member
Sara Szolwinski, MA, Mount Mary College, 08/2006 - 05/2007 Thesis Committee Member
Dissertation and Research Advisor, 01/2007 - 12/2007
Laura Ledvora, Medical College of Wisocnsin, 10/2017
 
Graduate Students
PhD Students Advised
Katherine Scott, East Carolina University, 2014 - 2015
 

PROGRAMMATIC DEVELOPMENTS:
 
Research Programs
2008 2008 Action Plan – Facilitate Re-definition of the Research Division
 
Clinical Programs
2008 Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Project
2009 Pediatric Concussion Clinic Co-founded one of less than 10 in the country, in collaboration with Sports Medicine and Dr. Kevin Walter.
2012 providing education, immediate & long-term care of mild traumatic brain injury, as well as community liaison regarding recovery issues.
 
 

COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
2014 - 2015 Eisenhower Elementary School, Wauwatosa School District PTA Member Room Parent, Ms WendLake’s Kindergarten Classroom volunteer, 1-3 hours/ week Try-a-thalon, co-chair Run 4 It volunteer High Interest Day volunteer Resale volunteer
2015 - 2016 Eisenhower Elementary School, Wauwatosa School District PTA Member PTA Officer, Secretary PTA Committee Member, Branding and Marketing Committee Room Parent, Mrs Roethe’s Grade 1 Classroom volunteer, 2-6 hours/ week Scholastic Book Fair, co-chair Family Fun Night Prize Drawing, chairperson High Interest Day volunteer
2016 - 2017 Wauwatosa Curling Club Adaptive Curling volunteer
2016 - 2017 PTA Member PTA Officer, Secretary Room Parent, Mrs Roethe’s Grade 2 Classroom volunteer, Grade 2 & Kindergarten, 2-6 hours/week Scholastic Book Fair, co-chair Family Fun Night Prize Drawing, chairperson Try-athlon, chairperson Run 4 It, volunteer Resale, volunteer High Interest Day, volunteer
2017 - 2018 PTA Member PTA Co-President Room Parent Classroom volunteer Scholastic Book Fair, co-chair Family Fun Night Prize Drawing, chairperson Run 4 It, volunteer Resale, volunteer High Interest Day, Co-Chair & Coordinator
2018 - 2019 Elmbrook Youth Hockey Association. Locker Room Parent, Squirt Level
2018 - 2019 PTA Member PTA Co-President Room Parent Classroom volunteer Scholastic Book Fair, co-chair Run 4 It, volunteer Resale, volunteer High Interest Day, Co-Chair & Coordinator
2019 - Present Girl Scouts of America Girl Scout/Brownie Troop #10679 Co-Leader
 

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT/CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION:
10/2003 - Present Staff Development Seminar Series, Facilitator
07/2004 - Present Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Grand Rounds, Presenter

FACULTY SUPERVISION:
04/2004 - Present Supervision and teaching of test administration


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Scheffer RE, Apps, JAN. (October, 2004). The Diagnosis of Preschool Bipolar Disorder Presenting with Mania: Open Pharmacological Treatment. J. Affective Disorders, 82(1001) S25-S34.
2. Scheffer RE, Apps JAN. (May, 2005). Differentiating Pediatric Bipolar Disorder from ADHD. Current Psychiatry, 4(5).
3. Apps J, Winkler J, Jandrisevits MD. (Jan/Feb, 2008). Bipolar Disorders: Symptoms and Treatment in Children and Adolescents. Pediatric Nursing, 84-88.
4. Apps JN. (2010) Making Strangers Familiar. Ethics & Behavior, 20:1, 80-81.
5. Apps JN. (2013) Book Review: Ahead of the Game: The Parent’s Guide to Youth Sports Concussion. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, doi:10.1093/arclin/act059.
6. Thomas D.G., Apps J.N., Hoffman R. McCrea M. & Hammeke T. Randomized Controlled Trial of Strict Rest Following Acute Concussion. Pediatrics 135(2), Feb 2015.
7. Pfaller A, Nelson L, Apps JN, Walter K & McCrea M. Frequency and Outcomes of a Symptom-Free Waiting Period After Sport-Related Concussion AJSM July 2016, doi:10.1177/0363546516651821.
8. Silverberg, ND, Iverson GL, McCrea M, Apps JN, Hammeke T & Thomas DG. Activity-Related Symptom Exacerbations after Pediatric Concussion. JAMA Pediatrics, doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.1187.
9. Thomas DG, Bradley L, Servi A, Reilly S, Apps JN, McCrea M, Hammeke T. Parental knowledge and recall of concussion discharge instructions. Journal of Emergency Nursing 44(1), Jan 2018, http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jen.2017.04.012
10. Price J, Larsen S, Miller L, Smith H, Apps J, Weis J. Clinical Biopsychosocial Reflection on Coping with Chronic Illness and Reliance Upon Nutritional Support: An Integrated Healthcare Approach. Nutrition in Clinical Practice, Jan 2019. doi:10.1002/ncp.10263.
 
Books, Chapters, and Reviews
1. Apps, J.N., Newby, R.F., Roberts, L.W. (editors) Pediatric Neuropsychology Case Studies: From the Exceptional to the Common Place. Springer Publishers. (2008).
2. 1. Apps JAN. Abstract Thinking. In S Loue, M Sajatovic (editors), The Encyclopedia of Aging and Public Health. New York: Springer Publishing Company, 2008.
3. 2. Apps JN. Dog Attack: Physical Trauma with Associated Brain Injury. In Apps JN, Newby RF, Roberts LW (editors), Pediatric Neuropsychology Case Studies: From the Exceptional to the Common Place. New York: Springer Publishers (2008).
4. 3. Apps JN and Pflugradt D. “He is not Working up to Potential”: Atypical Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder with Executive Weaknesses. In Apps JN, Newby RF, Roberts LW (editors), Pediatric Neuropsychology Case Studies: From the Exceptional to the Common Place. New York: Springer Publishers (2008).
5. 4. Apps JN and Pflugradt D. On Eggshells: Pediatric Bipolar Disorder. In Apps JN, Newby RF, Roberts LW (editors), Pediatric Neuropsychology Case Studies: From the Exceptional to the Common Place. New York: Springer Publishers (2008).
6. 5. Apps JAN, Kanz JE, Newby RF. Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing. In Roberts LW, Hoop JG, Heinrich TW (editors) Clinical Psychiatry Essentials. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Williams (2010).
7. Apps, JN & Walter KD (editors) Pediatric and Adolescent Concussion: Diagnosis, Management and Outcomes. Springer Publishers (2012).
8. Apps JN, Walter KD, Doescher JS. Postinjury Issues and Ethics of Return to Play in Pediatric Concussion. In Apps JN Walter KD (eds) Pediatric and Adolescent Concussion: Diagnosis, Management and Outcomes. New York: Springer Publishers (2012).
9. Apps, J. & Romain J. Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing. In Roberts, L (editors) International Handbook of Psychiatry: A Concise Guide for Medical Students, Residents, and Medical Practitioners (2013).
10. Apps JAN. & Hefflefinger A. (2018) Abusive Head Trauma. In Kreutzer, DeLuca & Caplan (eds) Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology. Springer, Cham. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-56782-2_1594-2
 
Abstracts
1. 1. Niskala, J.A., Stavinoha, P.L., Newby, R.F. The importance of age in plasticity of function: Evidence from two cases of Rasmussen's Syndrome. Archives Cl Neuropsychology. p. 83-84, 1997.
2. Niskala, J.A., Goulden, L.G., Boisso, C.L., Stavinoha, P.L. Sensitivity of Wechsler Developmental Index in a Mixed Pediatric Sample. The Cl Neuropsychologist. p.263-264, 1998.
3. Goulden, L.G., Stavinoha, P.L., Boisso, C.L., Niskala, J.A. Agreement of Ratings and Behavioral Measures of Attention and Concentration. The Cl Neuropsychologist. p.277, 1998.
4. Stavinoha, P.L., Niskala, J.A., Boisso, C.L., Goulden, L.G. Three Cases of Neuropsychological Deterioration Following Medulloblastoma: Implications for Practitioners. The Cl Neuropsychologist. p.264,1998.
5. Niskala, J.A., Kennard, B.D., Stavinoha, P.L., Silver, C.H., McIntire, D., Winick, N.J. Long-term Neuropsychological Effects of Oral Methotrexate Treatment for Childhood Leukemia. JINS. p. 109, 1999.
6. Scheffer, R.E., Apps, J.N. A Pilot Study of the Safety and Effectiveness for Divalproex ER in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder. American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 53rd Annual Meeting. October, 2006.
7. Pflugradt, D.M., Apps, J., & Jandrisevits, M. A functional comparison of the behavior assessment system for children and the behavior rating inventory of executive function. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Hawaii. February, 2008.
8. Russeth, K., Jandrisevits, M., Apps, J., Crawford, J., Brandt, J., Kichler, J., Ali, O., Chayer, R. A clinical experience of monitoring for metabolic disturbances among children and adolescents on second-generation antipsychotic medication. Post Presentation at the 2015 MCW Research Day. Milwaukee, WI. October 2015.
9. Sufrinko A, Kontos AP, Apps, JN. McCrea M, Hickey R, Collins MW, Thomas DG. The Effectiveness of Prescribed Rest Depends on Initial Presentation After Concussion. Journal of Pediatrics. March 2017. PMID: 28365025
10. Thomas, D., Apps, J. & Hammeke, T. Parental Knowledge and Perception of mTBI after Discharge from the Pediatric ED. Pediatric Academic Societies, Boston, MA. April-May, 2012
11. Apps JAN; Donohoue P; Drolet B; Ellefson K; Ellinas E; Flanary V; Flood V; Kassulke K; Kim J; Klug C; Lerch-Gaggl A; Moore S; Sahoo D; Solberg-Woods L; Tabatabai N; Teves-Qualler D; Wang T; Weihrauch D. Back-up Care Advantage Program (BCAP): Moving Productivity Forward with Back-Up Care Solutions . Poster Presentation at the AAMC Meeting, San Francisco CA. November, 2012.
12. Thomas, D., Apps, J. & Hammeke, T. Randomized Controlled Trial of Strict Rest Following Acute Concussion. Exhibition submission for 2013 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference, Section on Emergency Medicine. Orlando FL. October 2013.
13. Thomas, D., Apps, J. & Hammeke, T. Randomized Controlled Trial of Strict Rest Following Acute Concussion. Exhibition submission for 2013 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference, Section on Emergency Medicine. Orlando FL. October 2013.
14. Shah K, Pheister M, Kowol MA, Koth K, Apps J. Mental Health Disclosure for Credentialing in Southeastern WI. Poster submission to the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association, WPA Annual Conference, March 2019, Elkhart Lake, WI.
 
Peer Reviewed Educational Products
1. Niskala Apps, J. (December, 2004). Know Bipolar Signs, Treatment. MetroParent. p. 11
2. Niskala Apps, J. (Winter 2005). Recent Research allows for successful diagnosis and treatment of pediatric bipolar disorder. Pediatric Rounds. p 1,8.
3. Apps, JN. (July/August, 2005). Know Bipolar Signs, Treatment. The Rollercoaster Ride. p. 1-2.
 
Database, Video, or Other Research/Clinical Contributions
1. Apps JN, Hefflefinger A. Shaken Baby Syndrome. Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology. Springer.
 

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