Dr. Ailyn Penate, PsyD

Dr. Penate is a licensed clinical psychologist in the State of Florida (PY10090). She completed her doctorate with a specialization in neuropsychology at Carlos Albizu University in Miami, FL, in 2015. Her internship training was at South Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center (SFETC), a maximum-security forensic hospital in Florida City, FL, in 2015, and she has been a Certified Florida Forensic Examiner since 2014.

Following the internship, she completed two years of post-doctoral fellowship training in neuropsychology. One year was completed at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) in Miami Beach, FL, as the ADRC Scholar. The other year of training was finished at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Center on Aging, currently known as the Center of Cognitive Neuroscience and Aging (CNSA) in Miami, FL, where she has been appointed distinguished faculty member since April 2019. Before her doctorate, she obtained a master’s in science degree in general psychology from Carlos Albizu University in Miami, FL in 2007, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Florida International University, also in Miami, FL in 2005.

Dr. Penate enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends making memories and absorbing those moments through the lens of her camera, as photography is one of her hobbies. She believes that if one is not satisfied with one’s life’s outcomes, like a camera, one can re-adjust the angle and take another shot! And one keeps doing that until satisfied while enjoying every minute of it.

Publications

Her research interests are in the study of the earliest preclinical manifestations of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The following are some of the study publications in which she has collaborated:

A novel cognitive assessment paradigm to detect Pre-mild cognitive impairment (PreMCI) and the relationship to biological markers of Alzheimer’s disease.
Authors: Crocco, E.A., Loewenstein, D.A., Curiel, R.E., Alperin, N., Czaja, S.J., Harvey, P.D., Sun, X., Lenchus, J., Raffo, A.,Penate, A., Melo, J., Sang, L., Valdivia, R., Cardenas, K.
(2018).  Journal of Psychiatric Research . 96, 33-38.
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Culturally Sensitive Cognitive stress Test is Related to Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) Signature Regions on MRI.
Authors: Curiel, R.E., Loewenstein, D.A., Chan, A., Crocco, E., Raffo, A., Penate, A., Melo, J.
(2017). Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 81 (10), S128-S129.
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Recovery from Proactive Semantic Interference in MCI and Normal Aging: Relationship to Atrophy in Brain Regions Vulnerable to Alzheimer’s
Authors: Loewenstein, D.A.,Curiel, R.E., Wright, C., Sun, X., Alperin, N., Crocco, E., Czaja, S.J., Raffo, A., Penate, A., Melo, J., Capp, K., Duara, R.
(2017).  Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 56(3), 1119-1126.
doi: 10.3233/JAD-160881.

Recovery from Proactive Semantic Interference and MRI Volume: A Replication and Extension Study.
Authors: Loewenstein, D.A., Curiel, R.E., DeKosky, S., Rosselli, M., Bauer, R., Grieg-Custo, M., Penate, A., Li, C., Lizagarra, G., Golde, T., Adjouadi, M., Duara, R.
(2017).  Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 1-9.

Translational object discrimination task identifies preclinical cognitive decline better than traditional neuropsychological tests.
Authors: Gaynor LS, Curiel R, Penate A, Wicklund M, Loewenstein D, & Bauer RM.
(2017).  PHHP Research Day, Gainesville, Florida.

Evaluating the association of early Alzheimer’s disease with proactive interference ability and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans.
Authors: Capp, K., Ethridge, K., Santos, A., Myott, M., Modesto, M., Curiel, R., Raffo., Melo, J., Crocco, E., Wright, C., Penate, A., Loewenstein, D.A.
(2016).  Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology

Cued recall performance on the LASSI-L, a novel list-learning test, is a better predictor of early Alzheimer’s disease (AD) than performance on free recall trials.
Authors: Diaz, A. L., Gamez, M., Penate, A Raffo, A., Loewenstein, D., Curiel, R., Melo, J. G., Crocco, E.
(2016). Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology.

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