2005 UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO @ BOULDER, Ph.D. in Neuroscience
Thesis title: Functional Recovery Following Traumatic Brain Injury: A Longitudinal Design
2002 UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO @ BOULDER, M.A. in Psychology
Thesis title: Correlation Between the Timing of Physical Exercise Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Neurobehavioral Outcome
1999 UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, B.S. with Honors in Psychology
Thesis title: Cardiovascular mediation of clonidine-induced ultrasound production in infant rats.
HONORS AND AWARDS
2001-2005 University of Colorado Graduate Fellowship
2002 University of Colorado Travel Grant
2000 Beverly Sears Grant
1999 Dean's List, University of Iowa
1999 Honor's Program, University of Iowa
1999 President's List, University of Iowa
Society for Neuroscience
National Neurotrauma Society
International Neurotrauma Society
Women in Neurotrauma
American Psychological Association
Kreber, L.A. (2005). Neurobehavioral change across time following mild traumatic brain injury. New Heights Newsletter of the Brain Injury Association of Colorado, 19 (1), 25.
Kreber, L.A., Keatley, M.A., Brayn, A.D., Meriiam, T.M., Ribe, A.L., Koelemay, S.W., Kemph, B.G. & Hernandez, T.D. (2005). Symptom questionnaire use following mild traumatic brain injury: A structural equation modeling analysis. Injury and Violence in America: Meeting Challenges, Sharing Solutions, May 9-11, Denver, CO, 163.
Newlin, C. M, Adolph, J. L. & Kreber, L.A. (2004). Factors that influence fee setting by male and female psychologists. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 35, 548-552
Kreber, L.A., Fleshner, M., & Hernández, T.D. (2004). A model of the mediators involved in exercise's functional effects. (in preparation).
Kreber, L.A., Keatley, M.A., Bryan, A.D., Merriam, T.M., Ribe, A.L., Skoelemay, S.W., Kemph, B.G. & Hernández, T.D. (2004). Symptom questionnaire use following mild traumatic brain injury: A structural equation modeling analysis. Journal of Neurotrauma, 21 (9),1285.
Buytaert-Hoefen, K.A., Kreber, L.A., Millar, C.J., Walsh, U.T., Brannigan, C., and Hernández, T.D. (2002). Propentofylline after focal lesion in the rat: impact on functional recovery and basic fibroblast growth factor expression. Neuroscience Letters, 331, 188-192.
Kreber, L.A., Keatley, M.A., Lemmon, J., Falconer, L., May, P., Ward, S.M. Salam, J.N., Merriam, T.M., & Hernández, T.D. (2002). Timing of physical exercise following mild traumatic brain injury: Impact on Stroop task performance. Journal of Neurotrauma, 19 (10),1290.
Hernández, T. D., Kreber, L. A., Keatley, M.A., Lemmon, J., May, P., & Falconer, L. (2001). Uncovering windows of opportunity after traumatic brain injury: Implications for recovery from cognitive and functional disabilities. Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities Workshop: Exploring Research Frontiers & Partnerships in Cognitive Disability. October 15-16 Aspen, Colorado.
Buytaert, K.A., Kreber, L.A., Couppis, M.H., Walsh, U.T., Murphy, T.L., & Hernández, T.D. (2001). Electrical Kindling after Brain Injury: Impact of Seizure Severity on c-Fos and bFGF in limbic structures. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 27.
Buytaert, K. A., Kreber, L. A., Millar, C. J., Walsh, U. T., Brannigan, C. T., & Hernandez, T. D. (2000). Electrical kindling after brain insult: Impact of seizure severity on c-Fos, bFGF, and functional recovery. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 26, 513.
Robinson, S. R., Blumberg, M. S., Lane, M. S., & Kreber, L. A. (2000). Spontaneous motor activity in fetal and infant rats is organized into discrete multilimbbouts. Behavioral Neuroscience, 114, 2, 328-336.
Blumberg, M.S., Kreber, L. A., Sokoloff, G., & Kent, K. (2000). Cardiovascular mediation of clonidine-induced ultrasound production in infant rats. Behavioral Neuroscience, 114,3, 602-608.
Kreber, L.A. Functional Recovery Following Traumatic Brain Injury: A Longitudinal Design. May 4, 2005. Brain Injury Research Center. University of California, Los Angeles, CA.
Kreber, L.A. Functional patterns of Recovery Following Traumatic Brain Injury: A Longitudinal Design. December 9, 2004. Center for Neuroscience. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
Kreber, L.A. Symptom Questionnaire Use Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Structural Equation Modeling Analysis. October 14, 2004, Behavioral Neuroscience Journal Club. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
Kreber, L.A. Neurobiological Explanations for Depression. April 12, 2004. University of Colorado , Boulder, CO
Kreber, L.A. Donezepil (Aricept) Treatment for Cognitive Impairment After Brain Injury. October 9, 2003. Behavioral Neuroscience Journal Club University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
Kreber, L.A. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Fact or Fiction? November 28, 2001. Behavioral Neuroscience Journal Club University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
Kreber, L.A. Recovery from Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Humans: Influence of Exercise. April 11, 2001. Behavioral Neuroscience Journal Club University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
August 2005- Present Research Coordinator, CNS-CREF
Designed research studies utilizing a patient population of moderate to severely brain-injured individuals in a therapeutic setting. Statistical analyses using SPSS to evaluate data and make conclusions Responsible for publishing findings of research studies in peer-reviewed journals, and presenting results at scientific conferences. Educating the therapeutic staff as well as the community about the research conducted at Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS).
August 1999-2005 Neuroscience Research Assistant, University of Colorado @ Boulder
Played a major role in designing and conducting both animal and human studies of the recovery process following traumatic brain injury. Conducted numerous behavioral tests utilizing an animal model somatosensory neglect after a traumatic brain injury
Observed behavior in an animal model of post-traumatic epilepsy (kindling). Devised a retrospective study to look at the influence of exercise following a mild traumatic brain injury in humans. Developed a methodology to delineate when exercise exerts its greatest impact on the recovery of the brain-injured survivor. Supervised undergraduate students in conducting research in the laboratory (with both animals and humans) under the direction of Theresa Hernández, Ph.D.
Spring 2001-2005 Collaboration with clinicians in the community on a project looking at cognitive, emotional, & physical deficits following traumatic brain injury and their effect on the survivor's recovery rate. Organized and developed a record-keeping systems for a multitude of client records, assessed participants' cognitive functioning via neuropsychological assessment batteries Mary Ann Keatley & Associates, Boulder, CO under the supervision of Theresa Hernández, Ph.D. & Mary Ann Keatley, Ph.D.
Spring 2002 Statistical Consultant for a Biofeedback Research Clinic
Analyzed statistics from a large data collection assessing what factors determine how clinicians set their fee scales. Presented a written synopsis of the findings with suggestions for how the study should be written up for publication in a scientific journal
Under the supervision of Carol Newlin, Ph.D. & Jacqueline Adolph.
Spring 2000 Independent Study: Nicotine Treatment in Dementia and Brain Injury Research, University of Colorado @ Boulder, Institute of Behavioral Genetics. Conducted an extensive literature search on therapeutic uses of nicotine. Examined the methodology involved in the development of nicotine as a potential therapeutic drug after brain injury and Alzheimer's disease under the supervision of Allan Collins, Ph.D.
Summer 2000 Collaboration with Monika Fleshner, Ph. D & Theresa Hernández, Ph.D on a study looking at the effects of exercise following traumatic brain injury in rats given access to a free-running wheel.
Fall 1999-Spring 2005 Student Academic Services Center, University of Colorado Psychology, Statistics, & Sociology Tutor
Assisted struggling low income, high risk, minority, or students on academic probation with homework, writing papers, and studying for exams. Tutored biopsychology, behavioral neuroscience, psychology of learning, social psychology, clinical psychology, cognition & perception, child & adolescent psychology, psychology of adjustment, statistics and research methods, deviance, introduction to sociology, general psychology, & analyzing society. Under the supervision of Beth Wilcox, Julie Albert & Bonnie Richards
Spring 2005 Computer Laboratory for Instruction in Psychological Research (CLIPR) Assistant
Assisted students and faculty with designing webpages, posters, e-mail, and general computer questions. Assisted computer technicians with troubleshooting and purchasing equipment, under the supervision of Jon Roberts, Ernie Mross, and Linda Lund.
Fall 2004 Biopsychology. Teaching Assistant, University of Colorado @ Boulder
Lectured, assisted students who were struggling with the material, held review sessions for the exam, & proctored exams. Under the supervision of Timothy Smock, Ph.D.
Fall 2003-Spring 2000 General Psychology Teaching Assistant, University of Colorado
Acted as a graduate mentor to undergraduate general psychology teaching assistants. Assisted students with planning &leading a discussion section of the course, conducted review sessions, proctored exams, created exams, & graded papers. Under the supervision of Brett King, Ph.D. & Diane Martichuski.
Fall 2002-Spring 2004 Biopsychology. Teaching Assistant, University of Colorado
Lectured, assisted students who were struggling with the material, held review sessions for the exam, & proctored exams. Under the supervision of Serge Campeau, Ph.D. & Joe Berta, Ph.D.
Summer 2001-Spring 2002 Introductory Statistics and Research Methods Teaching
Assistant, University of Colorado. Conducted 2 weekly laboratory sessions in which students worked on homework problems. Lectured several times. Under the supervision of Herbert Alpern, Ph.D. & Peter Polson, Ph.D
Summer 2001- Introduction to Biopsychology Teaching Assistant, University of Colorado.
Graded exams, lectured, held review sessions. Under the supervision of Timothy Smock, Ph.D.
Fall 2000-Spring 2001 Psychology of Learning Teaching Assistant, University of Colorado
Conducted 2 weekly, 2 hr. laboratories in which students conducted experiments related to various aspects of learning. Planned each lab, assisted students in communicating results of their research via written research manuscripts, graded papers & exams, assisted struggling students. Received an Instructor rating of A on my Faculty Course Questionnaires. Under the direction of Jerry Rudy, Ph. D & Steven Maier, Ph.D
Fall 1999-Spring 2000 General Psychology Teaching Assistant, University of Colorado @ Boulder
Acted as a graduate mentor to undergraduate general psychology teaching assistants. Assisted students with planning and leading a discussion section of the course, conducted review sessions, proctored exams, & graded papers. Under the supervision of Brett King, Ph.D.