Faculty Profile for Dr. Carmen E Westerberg

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Dr. Carmen E Westerberg
Associate Professor — Psychology
UAC 259
phone: (512) 245-3152

Biography Section

Research Interests

Human memory, sleep, memory consolidation, aging, Alzheimer's disease

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Westerberg, C., Hawkins, C. A., & Rendon, L. C. (2018). Sleep-dependent reductions in reality-monitoring errors arise from more conservative decision criteria. Learning & Memory, 105–108.
  • Batterink, L., Westerberg, C. E., & Paller, K. A. (2017). Vocabulary learning benefits from REM after slow-wave sleep. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 144, 102–113. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2017.07.001
  • Westerberg, C., Florczak, S. M., Weintraub, S., Mesulam, M.-M., Marshall, L., Zee, P. C., & Paller, K. A. (2015). Memory improvement via slow oscillatory stimulation in older adults. Neurobiology of Aging, 36(9), 2577–2586. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2015.05.014
  • Westerberg, C. E., Mayes, A., Florczak, S. M., Chen, Y., Creery, J., Parrish, T., … Paller, K. A. (2013). Distinct medial temporal contributions to different forms of recognition in patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. Neuropsychologia, 51, 2450–2461.
  • Westerberg, C. E., Mander, B. A., Florczak, S. M., Weintraub, S., Mesulam, M.-M., Zee, P. C., & Paller, K. A. (2012). Concurrent impairments in sleep and memory in amnestic mild cognitive impairment. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 18, 11–Jan.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Research Leave Award, Texas State University. 2018 - 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Liberal Arts. August 26, 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Scholarly / Creative Activities, Office of the President, Texas State University. August 21, 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Seminar Award, Office of the President, Texas State University. August 21, 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Valero Award for Excellence, Office of the Provost, Texas State University. January 1, 2015

Selected Grants

  • Westerberg, Carmen E. Improving Analogical Problem Solving Through Sleep, Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $8000. (Submitted: October 2017, Funded: December 2017 - May 2019). Grant.
  • Hegde Niezgoda, Asha Latha (Principal), Westerberg, Carmen E (Co-Principal), Martinez-Ramos, Gloria P. (Co-Principal), Ahn, Mira (Co-Principal). Effects of indoor lighting interventions on sleep, well-being, and safety in older adults living independently in public housing, Multidisciplinary Team Incentive, Texas State University, $2460. (Funded: July 2016 - Present). Grant.
  • Westerberg, Carmen (Principal). Sleeping to remember: A never approach to understanding age-related memory decline, Texas State University, Institutional (Higher Ed), $8000. (Funded: 2013 - 2014). Grant.
  • Westerberg, Carmen (Principal). Connections Between Memory Dysfunction and Sleep in Alzheimer's Disease, American Health Assistance Foundation, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $100000. (Funded: 2008 - 2010). Grant.
  • Westerberg, Carmen (Principal). State of Illinois Department of Public Health Alzheimer's Disease Research Fund, State of Illinois Department of Public Health, State, $35000. (Funded: 2007 - 2008). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Member
Memory Disorders Research Society
2014-Present
Psychology Department Respondent
International Conference for Graduate Students
November 7, 2017-November 7, 2017
Volunteer
San Marcos High School Psychology Club
February 2, 2017
Organizer
Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease
2015
Distinguished Research Panelist
International Research Conference for Graduate Students
November 1, 2015-November 1, 2015