Feng Vankee Lin’s, PhD, MB, RN
Feng Vankee Lin’s, PhD, MB, RN, career as nurse scientist has been devoted to the prevention and early detection of cognitive decline and promotion of successful cognitive aging. Specifically, her research focuses on understanding the underlying neurophysiological mechanisms of cognitive impairment, and designing and implementing behavioral interventions targeting those mechanisms in order to promote neuroplasticity and ultimately prevent cognitive decline. She is currently a 4th year tenure-track Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, with joint appointments as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine and Dentistry and in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Science at College. Currently, she is the Director of the CogT Laboratory (http://cogtlab.com), focusing on preventing cognitive decline and promoting successful cognitive aging by applying innovative neuropsychological and neurophysiological approaches. Dr. Lin’s pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and career award training have focused on different aspects of dementia prevention and early detection, from behavioral, neuropsychological to neurobiological. In addition, she is the principal investigator on multiple competitive external grants from NINR, NIA, Sigma Theta Tau, and Alzheimer’s Association.