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Dr. Virginia Emery Recognized by Marquis Who’s Who for Excellence in Research and Psychology

Dr. Emery is known for pioneering systematic research on language deterioration,
specifically hierarchical language deterioration in dementing illnesses and normal aging. Dr. Emery also developed concepts of noninfarct vascular dementia; depressive dementia as initially-reversible dementia leading to permanent dementia; and conversion points in conversion of normal aging into Alzheimer dementia.

Bow, NH, January 23, 2017, Dr. Virginia Olga B. Emery has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

A psychologist and researcher with more than three decades of professional experience, Dr. Emery is known for pioneering systematic research on hierarchical language deterioration in dementing illnesses and normal aging, She is also known for conceptualizing noninfarct vascular dementia, as well as pioneering development of the concept of depressive dementia, vascular dementia, as well as pioneering development of the concept of depressive dementia, indicating depression is a risk factor for dementia. Finally, Dr. Emery conceptualized the multiphasic paths and conversions points wherewith normal elderly find themselves on a regressive trajectory ending in dementia of the Alzheimer subtype. Dr. Emery came to prominence as an assistant professor of psychology and an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University in the mid-1980s. Dr. Emery has been Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School since 1989, as well as Director of New Hampshire Center on Aging and Health since 1989, and lecturer for third world congress controversies and neurology in Czech Republic. Regarded for her expertise and work ethic, Dr. Emery was honored in recognition of her professional excellence with a research prize from the American Aging Association, a Havighurst prize for aging research from The University of Chicago, the Distinguished Career Contribution to Gerontology Award from The Gerontological Society of America, the International Psychogeriatric Association Bayer Original Research Award, a New Hampshire Hospital Award for outstanding research on dementia, and the Riggs Award from New Hampshire Psychological Association for original research. In addition, Dr. Emery was selected for inclusion into Who’s Who Among Human Services Professionals, Who’s Who in America, Who in the East, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of American Women. Dr. Emery was also selected for inclusion into the New York Academy of Sciences, as well as into American Mensa.

Before establishing herself professionally, Dr. Emery prepared for her career by investing in her education. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Chicago in 1962, a Master of Arts from Indiana University in 1973 and a Ph.D. from The University of Chicago in 1982. She is a licensed psychologist in the states of New Hampshire and Ohio. To remain at the top of her field, Dr. Emery became a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, the American Psychological Association, the New Hampshire Psychological Association, the American Board of Disability Analysts, and the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. As she looks to the future, Dr. Emery intends to continue providing top of the line psychological services while taking on new research projects and opportunities as they arise.