Dr. Patterson received her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee in 1993 and a post-doctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1996.
Dr. Patterson is a member of the International Neuropsychological Society, the Midwest Neuropsychology Group, the Milwaukee Area Psychological Association, and the Alzheimer Association Southeast Wisconsin Scientific Advisory Board. She has received the Outstanding Performance Award With Compensation from the VA Hospital in 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2009 and she received a teaching award from MCW in 2009. She is a member of the American Psychological Association.
Her ongoing research grant funding includes the following:
Co-Investigator: "Driving and the Elderly."
Co-Investigator: "Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction in Patients with and without Alcoholism and Diabetes" NIH stroke scale certification: in progress.
Co-Investigator: "Ketamine as a Neuroprotectant in Anesthesia related to Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction" NIH stroke scale certification: in progress.