Faculty Detail

Feng Vankee Lin, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor
Feng Vankee Lin

Contact Information

255 Crittenden Blvd. Box SON Rochester, NY 14642
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Education

Post-doc, 2013. University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, US

PhD, 2011. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, US

MS, 2009. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, US

BMED, 2006. Jilin University, Changchun, CN

BA, 2005. Jilin University, Changchun, CN

Experience

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 2013 - Current. Research Associate. University of Rochester (Tadin's Lab, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences). Rochester, NY, US.

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 2011 - Current. Research Associate. University of Rochester Medical Center (AD-CARE (Alzheimer's Disease Care, Research and Education) Program, Department of Psychiatry). Rochester, NY, US.

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 2011 - 2013. Research Associate. University of Rochester Medical Center (School of Nursing). Rochester , NY, US.

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 2008 - 2011. Student Assistant. University of Wisconsin (Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health). Madison, WI, US.

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 2007 - 2011. Graduate Research Assistant. School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin (NIA P50 Alzheimer's Disease Research Center). Madison, WI, US.

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 2006 - 2011. Research Assistant. University of Wisconsin (School of Nursing). Madison, WI, US.

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 2006 - 2008. Helen Denne Schulte Research Assistantship. University of Wisconsin (School of Nursing). Madison, WI, US.

Faculty Appointments: 2017 - Current. Assistant Professor (secondary). Department of Neuroscience, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Universiy of Rochester. Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 2016 - Current. Assistant Professor (secondary). Department of Brain and Cognitive Science, University of Rochester. Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 7/2013 - Current. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (secondary). Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester. Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 7/2013 - Current. Assistant Professor. School of Nursing, University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.

Faculty Appointments: 7/2013 - Current. Assistant Professor. Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.

Faculty Appointments: 7/2013 - Current. Assistant Professor. School of Nursing, University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.

Faculty Appointments: 7/2013 - Current. Assistant Professor of Nursing (primary). School of Nursing, University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.

Research

Cognitive Training to Protect Immune Systems of Older Caregivers. 2016 - 2020. NIH/NIA R01 .

Neurophysiological Aspects of Vision-based Speed of Processing Cognitive Training in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment. 2015 - 2019. NIH/NINR R01.

Social Modifiers of Stress Regulation and Healthy Aging. 2017 - 2019. NCATS/NIH.

Cognitive Training to Protect Immune Systems of Older Caregivers. 2017 - 2019. NIH/NIA .

Applying a neuroeconomics paradigm in the assessment of central fatigability in aging population. 2016 - 2018. NIH/NIA .

Role of Vision-based Computerized Cognitive Training in Preventing Cognitive and Functional Decline in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment. 7/2013 - 6/2015. CTSA University of Rochester, NIH.

Role of Mental Fatigue in Engagement in Cognitively Stimulating Activities in Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors. 2012 - 2013. Sigma Theta Tau International Small Grants.

Representations, Coping, and Health Outcomes among Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment.. 2010 - 2011. Sigma Theta Tau International/Midwest Nursing Research Society .

Publications

Lin, F., Ren, P., Mapstone M., Meyers, S., Porsteinsson, A., Baran, T. . (n.d.). The cingulate cortex of older adults with excellent memory capacity . Cortex.

Lin, F., Lo, R., Cole, D., Ducharme, S., Chen, D., Mapstone, M., Porsteinsson, A., & ADNI group.. (n.d.). Longitudinal Effects of Metabolic Syndrome on Alzheimer and Vascular-Related Brain Pathology. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders EXTRA (accepted).

Lin, F., Ren, P., Lo, Y., Chapman, B., Jacobs, A., Baran, T., Porsteinsson, A., & Foxe, J., . (n.d.). Insula and Inferior Frontal Gyrus’ Activations Protect Memory Performance Against Alzheimer’s Pathology in Old Age. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Shah, K., †Lin, F., Yu, F., & McMahon, J. . (n.d.). Activity Engagement and Physical Function in Old Age: A Nationally Representative Sample. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics.

Lin, F., Heffner, K., Ren, P., & Tadin, D. . (n.d.). A role of parasympathetic nervous system in cognitive training. Current Alzheimer’s Research.

Victoroff, J, Lin, F., Coburn K, Shillcutt, S., Voon, V., Ducharme, S. (n.d.). Non-cognitive behavioral changes associated with Alzheimer's disease. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences.

Chapman, B., Benedict, R., Lin, F., Roy, S., Federoff, H., Mapstone, M.. (n.d.). Personality and performance in specific neurocognitive domains among older persons. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

Ren, P., Anthony, M., Heffner, K., Chapman, B., & Lin, F. . (n.d.). Amygdala functional connectivity is associated with locus of control in the context of cognitive aging. Neuropsychologia.

*†Lin, F., †Roiland R., Chen, DG, & Qiu, C.. (n.d.). Executive function and frailty in older age: Metabolic syndrome matters (in press). International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

†Chen, D-G, †Lin, F., Chen, X., Wang, T., & Kitzman, H (†equal contribution). (n.d.). Cusp Catastrophe Model: A Nonlinear Model for Health Outcomes in Nursing Research (in press). Nursing Research.

Lin, F., Roiland, R., Polesskaya, O., Chapman, B., Johnson, M., Brasch, J., Chen, D., & Mapstone, M. . (n.d.). Fatigability Disrupts Cognitive Processes' Regulation of Inflammatory Reactivity in Old Age. (in press) . The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

Lin. F, Roiland, R., Heffner, K., Johnson, M., Chen, DG., & Mapstone, M. . (n.d.). Evaluation of objective and perceived mental fatigability in older adults with vascular risk (in press). Journal of Psychosomatic Research.

Lin, F., Wang, X., Wu, R., Rebok, G., Chapman, B. . (n.d.). Identification of successful cognitive aging in the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative Study. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Lin, F., Lo, R., Cole, D., Ducharme, S., Mapstone, M., Porsteinsson, A., & ADNI group. . (n.d.). Longitudinal Effects of Metabolic Syndrome on Alzheimer and Vascular-Related Brain Pathology. . Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders EXTRA (accepted).

Mapstone, M., Lin, F., Nalls, M., Cheema, A., Singleton, A.B., Fiandaca, M., Federoff, H. . (n.d.). What Success Can Teach Us About Failure: The Plasma Metabolome of Older Adults with Superior Memory and Lessons for Alzheimer’s Disease. Neurobiology of Aging.

Wu, R., Rebok, G., Lin, F. . (2016). A Novel Theoretical Life Course Framework for Triggering Cognitive Development across the Lifespa. Human Development, 59 (6), 342-365.

Ren P., Lo R., Chapman B., Mapstone M., Porsteinsson A., & Lin, F. . (2016). Longitudinal Alteration of Intrinsic Brain Activity in the Striatum in Mild Cognitive Impairment. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 54 (1), 69-78.

Lin F., Heffner K.L., Ren P., Tivarus M.E., Brasch J., Chen D.G., Mapstone M., Porsteinsson A.P., Tadin D.. (2016). Cognitive and Neural Effects of Vision-Based Speed-of-Processing Training in Older Adults with Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Pilot Study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 64 (6), 1293-1298.

Jiang J., Wu X.Y., Zhou X.Q., Lin F., Liu Y., Jiang W.D., Wu P., Zhao Y.. (2016). Glutamate ameliorates copper-induced oxidative injury by regulating antioxidant defences in fish intestine. British Journal of Nutrition, 116 (1), 70-79.

Lin F, Ren P, Cotton K, Porsteinsson A, Mapstone M, Heffner KL. (2016). Mental Fatigability and Heart Rate Variability in Mild Cognitive Impairment. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 24 (5), 374-378. pii: S1064-7481(16)00003-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2015.12.012.

Cotton, K; Jacobs, A; Ren, P; Lin, F. (2015). Mechanisms Linking Depression and Cognitive Impairment: A Systematic Review of Neuroimaging Studies. Gerontologist .

Roiland, R., †Lin. F., Phelan, C., & Chapman, B. . (2015). Stress regulation as a link between executive function and pre-frailty in older adults. Journal of Nutrition, Health, and Aging, 19 (8), 828-38.

Lin, F., †Roiland R., Chen, DG, & Qiu, C. (2015). Linking cognition and frailty in middle and old age: metabolic syndrome matters. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 30 (1), 64-71.

Hill, K., †Lin, F., Parisi, J., & Kolanowski, A.. (2015). Personality Clusters Moderate the relationship between leisure activity and executive control in older adults. Activities, Adaptation and Aging, 39 (2), 153-176.

*David ND; *Lin F; Porsteinsson AP. (2015). Trajectories of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and Cognitive Decline in Mild Cognitive Impairment. The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.

Hill NL, Mogle J, Colancecco E, Dick R, Hannan J, Lin FV. (2015). Feasibility study of an attention training application for older adults. International Journal of Older Person Nursing, 10 (3), 241-9.

Lin, F., Roiland, R., Polesskaya, O., Chapman, B., Johnson, M., Brasch, J., Chen, D., & Mapstone, M. (2014). Fatigability disrupts cognitive processes' regulation of inflammatory reactivity in old age. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 12 (12), 1544-54.

Lin, F., Suhr, J., Diebold, S., & Heffner, K. . (2014). Associations between Depressive Symptoms and Memory Deficits Vary as a Function of Insulin-Like Growth Factor (IGF-1) Levels in Healthy Older Adults. (in press). Psychoneuroendocrinology.

Johnson M. & Lin F.. (2014). Communication difficulty and relevant interventions in older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation , 30 (1).

Chen, D.G., Chen, C., Tang W, & Lin, F. (2014). Statistical power analysis for Guastello's Cusp Catastrophe Polynomial Regression Model: A simulation-based approach. . Lecture in W.G. Kennedy, N. Agarwal, and SJ. Yang (Eds.): SBP 2014, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8393, 35-41.

Lin, F., Suhr, J., Diebold, S., & Heffner, K.. (2014). Associations between Depressive Symptoms and Memory Deficits Vary as a Function of Insulin-Like Growth Factor(IGF-1) Levels in Healthy Older Adults. Psychoneuroendocrinology, DOI:10.106/j.psyneuen.2014.01.006.

Lin F., Heffner K.L., Mapstone M., Chen D., & Porsteinsson A.P. . (2014). Frequency of Mentally Stimulating Activities Modifies the Relationship between Cardiovascular Reactivity and Executive Function in Old Age. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry DOI:pii:S1064-7481 , 22 (11), 1210-21.

Lin, F., Suhr, J., Diebold, S., & Heffner, K.. (2014). Associations between Depressive Symptoms and Memory Deficits Vary as a Function of Insulin-Like Growth Factor(IGF-1) Lebels in Healthy Older Adults..

Lin, F., Gleason, C.E., & Heidrich, S.M.. (2012). Illness Representations in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Research in Gerontological Nursing (15), 1-12.

Lin, F., Vance, D.E., Gleason, C.E., & Heidrich, S.M. . (2012). Taking care of older adults with mild cognitive impairment: An update for nurses. Journal of Gerontological Nursing (featured as Continuing Nursing Education article)DOI:10.3928/00989134-20121106-03, 38 (12), 22-35.

Lin, F., Friedman, E., Quinn, J., Chen, D., & Mapstone, M. . (2012). Effect of Leisure Activities on Inflammation and Cognitive Function in an Aging Sample. . Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 54 (3), e398-404.

Vance, D.E., Kaur, J., Fazeli, P.L., Talley, M.H., Yuen, H.K. & Lin, F.. (2012). Neuroplasticity and successful cognitive aging: A brief overview for nursing. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 44 (4), Journal of Neuroscience Nursing.

Lin, F., Chen, D-G., Vance, D.E., Ball, K.K., & Mapstone, M.. (2012). Longitudinal relationships between subjective fatigue, cognitive function, and everyday functioning in old age. International Psychogeriatrics (doi:10.1017/S1041610212001718), 25 (2), 275 – 285.

Lin, F., Vance, D.E., Gleason, C.E., & Heidrich, S.M.. (2012). Caring for Older Adults with Mild Cognitive impairment: An Update for Nurses. Journal of Gerontological Nursing., 38 (12), 22-35.

Lin, F., Chen, D.-G., Vance, D., & Mapstone, M.. (2012). Trajectories of combined laboratory- and real world-based speed of processing in community-dwelling older adults: Predictors and functional outcomes. Journal of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 68 (3), 364-373.

Lin, F., & Heidrich, S. M. . (2012). Role of older adult’s illness schemata in coping with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 72 (5), 357-363.

Lin F, Wharton W, Dowling NM, Ries ML, Johnson SC, Carlsson CM, Asthana S, & Gleason CE.. (2010). Awareness of Memory Abilities in Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Suspected Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment. . Dementia and Geriatrics Cognitive Disorders, 30 (1), 83-92.

Lin, F. , Yuan, H. (2006). Analysis of combining parish nursing with oriental philosophy applied in senile people's depressive disorders in Chinese community. Modern Nursing , 12 (2), 130-132.

Presentations

Communication Difficulty and Relevant Interventions in Mild Cognitive Impairment: Implications for Neuroplasticity.
The Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association

Statistical Power Analysis for Guastello's Polynomial Cusp Catastrophe Model: A Simulation-Based Approach.
23rd Annual International Conference of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and Life Sciences (SCTPLS), Portland State University

Trajectories of Combined Laboratory- and Real World-based Speed of Processing in Community-Dwelling Older adults: Predictors and Functional Outcomes.
25th Annual Eastern Nursing Research Society Scientific Sessions,

Trajectories of Combined Laboratory- and Everyday-based Speed of Processing in Community- Dwelling Older adults.
Gerontological Society of America's 65th Annual Scientific Meeting,

Executive Function, Stress Regulation, and Frailty in Older Adults with Metabolic Syndrome .
Gerontological Society of America's 66th Annual Scientific Meeting,

Communication Difficulty & Neuroplasticity in Cognitively Impaired Older Adults.
American Speech-Language- Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention,

Baseline Purpose Oriented Life and Cognitive Outcomes.
American Academy of Neurology 64th Annual Meeting,

Midlife Sense of Purpose in Life and the Outcome of Cognitive Function in Late Life.
23rd Annual Meeting of the American Neuropsychiatric Association,

Symptom Clusters and Symptom Management Strategies of Older Breast Cancer Survivors.
American Psychosocial Oncology Society 8th Annual Conference,

Pain Management and Patient Outcomes among Hospitalized Geriatric Patients .
35th Annual Research Conference of the Midwest Nursing Research Society,

Coping in Older Individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment.
Geronontological Society of America's 64th Annual Scientific Meeting,

Illness Representations, Coping, and Health Outcomes in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment.
Gerontological Society of America's 64th Annual Scientific Meeting ,

Associations of subjective and psychological well-bring with cognitive function in old age .
Gerontological Society of America's 64th Annual Scientific Meeting,

Pain Management and Patient Outcomes among Hospitalized Geriatric Patients.
Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society,

Nurse, Knowledge, Attitude, and Performance and Commitment to Change during Implementation of an Evidence-Based Pain Management Guidelines for Geriatric Patients.
Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society,

Symptom Management Strategies of Older Breast Cancer Survivors.
35th Annual Research Conference of the Midwest Nursing Research Society,

Performance-based and self-rated everyday functioning in persons with Mild Cognitive Impairment.
AAICAD,

Developing quality indicators (QIs) for delirium, depression and dementia (3Ds) recommendations of the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Interdisciplinary Consult Team: Modification of the Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders (ACOVE-3) measures.
Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society,

Purpose in life, cognitive function, and leisure activities in early old age.
Late Breaker Poster Session at the Gerontological Society of America's 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting,

Symptom Experienced by Older Breast Cancer Survivors.
34th Annual Research Conference of the Midwest Nursing Research Society,

University of Wisconsin Geriatrics Transitional Care Program (TCP): Minimizing Health Resources, Maximizing Care Continuity.
Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society,

Illness Perceptions among older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment .
International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease,

An individualized symptom management intervention reduces symptom distress in older cancer survivors.
62nd Gerontological Society of America,

The illness perceptions among older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment: a feasibility study.
62nd Gerontological Society of America,

Patient-centered informational intervention in older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment.
Technical Assistance Workshop, NIH

Does psychological well-being mediate the effects of symptoms on function in older breast cancer survivors?.
APOS 5th Annual Conference and Workshop Training,

Successfully implementing a telephone intervention with older women.
60th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America,

Awards

Invited talk with travel fund.
Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC), 2017

Dr. Jeremy A. Klainer Endowed Dean’s Discretionary Award in Nursing.
School of Nursing, University of Rochester, 2016

Brilliant New Investigator Award.
The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, 2016

RO1 Grant Proposal Entitled "Neurophysiological Aspects of Vision-Based Speed of Processing Cognitive Training in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment".
National Institute of Health, 2015

NIRG 14-317353 “Differentiating Neurophysiological Stress Regulation in Alzheimer Disease”.
Alzheimer’s Association New Investigator Research Grant, 2014

Most Promising New Investigator.
School of Nursing, University of Rochester, 2014

“Feasibility Study of an Attention Training Application for Older Adults using Mobile Technology in Community Settings”.
Social Science Research Institute, Penn State University, 2014

13th Annual OBSSR/NHLBI Summer Institute on the Design and Conduct of Randomized Clinical Trials involving Behavioral Interventions.
OBSSR/NHLBI, NIH, 2013

“Role of Vision-based Computerized Cognitive Training in Preventing Cognitive and Functional Decline in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment”.
NCATS/NIH KL2 TR000095, University of Rochester CTSA , 2013

Travel Award, Aging, the Central Nervous System, and Mobility in Older Adults: Neural Mechanisms of Mobility Impairments Workshop.
The Gerontological Society of America & NIA, 2013

KL2.
CTSA, University of Rochester, NIH, 2013

Young Investigator Award.
American Neuropsychiatric Association, 2012

“Role of Mental Fatigue in Engagement in Cognitively Stimulating Activities in Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors”.
Sigma Theta Tau International Small Grants , 2012

Summer Research Institute in Geriatric Mental Health.
National Institute on Mental Health, 2012

Mary L. Keller Memorial Research Scholarship.
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011

Travelling Fellowship .
International Conference on Alzheimer’'s Disease , 2010

"Representations, Coping, and Health Outcomes among Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment." .
Sigma Theta Tau International/Midwest Nursing Research Society , 2010

Gwen Shapiro Wisconsin Distinguished Fellowship.
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010

Eckburg Fund Research Award.
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009

The Signe Scott Cooper Writing Award.
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009

Sigma Theta Tau International Beta-Eta-at-Large Chapter Research Award.
Sigma Theta Tau International, 2008

Memberships

American Neuropsychiatric Association, Member of Committee in Research