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    Jane S Owens PhD

    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    377 Plantation Street
    Worcester MA 01605
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      InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
      DepartmentQuantitative Health Sciences

      InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
      DepartmentMasters in Clinical Investigation


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        Dr.Jane Saczynski is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is a neuroepidemiologist with research interests in vascular disease and the risk for cognitive decline and dementia. Within large-scale epidemiologic studies she has looked at how cardiovascular diseases, such as diabetes and dyslipidemia, are related to cognitive impairment. A second research interest relates to factors associated with the ability to tolerate brain changes. In particular, how behavioral factors modify the association between ischemic brain changes and cognitive impairment. BA in Psychology: University of Massachusetts; MS in Human Development: Penn State University; PhD in Human Development: Penn State University; Post-doctoral Fellowship in Psychiatric Epidemiology: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Post-doctoral Fellowship in Neuroepidemiology: National Institute on Aging.

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        1. Saczynski JS, Marcantonio ER, Quach L, Fong TG, Gross A, Inouye SK, Jones RN. Cognitive trajectories after postoperative delirium. N Engl J Med. 2012 Jul 5; 367(1):30-9.
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        2. Saczynski JS, Andrade SE, Harrold LR, Tjia J, Cutrona SL, Dodd KS, Goldberg RJ, Gurwitz JH. A systematic review of validated methods for identifying heart failure using administrative data. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2012 Jan; 21 Suppl 1:129-40.
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        3. Saczynski JS, Lessard D, Spencer FA, Gurwitz JH, Gore JM, Yarzebski J, Goldberg RJ. Declining length of stay for patients hospitalized with AMI: impact on mortality and readmissions. Am J Med. 2010 Nov; 123(11):1007-15.
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        4. Saczynski JS, Beiser A, Seshadri S, Auerbach S, Wolf PA, Au R. Depressive symptoms and risk of dementia: the Framingham Heart Study. Neurology. 2010 Jul 6; 75(1):35-41.
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        5. Saczynski JS, Darling CE, Spencer FA, Lessard D, Gore JM, Goldberg RJ. Clinical features, treatment practices, and hospital and long-term outcomes of older patients hospitalized with decompensated heart failure: The Worcester Heart Failure Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 Sep; 57(9):1587-94.
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        6. Saczynski JS, Siggurdsson S, Jonsson PV, Eiriksdottir G, Olafsdottir E, Kjartansson O, Harris TB, van Buchem MA, Gudnason V, Launer LJ. Glycemic status and brain injury in older individuals: the age gene/environment susceptibility-Reykjavik study. Diabetes Care. 2009 Sep; 32(9):1608-13.
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        7. Saczynski JS, Sigurdsson S, Jonsdottir MK, Eiriksdottir G, Jonsson PV, Garcia ME, Kjartansson O, Lopez O, van Buchem MA, Gudnason V, Launer LJ. Cerebral infarcts and cognitive performance: importance of location and number of infarcts. Stroke. 2009 Mar; 40(3):677-82.
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        8. Saczynski JS, Yarzebski J, Lessard D, Spencer FA, Gurwitz JH, Gore JM, Goldberg RJ. Trends in prehospital delay in patients with acute myocardial infarction (from the Worcester Heart Attack Study). Am J Cardiol. 2008 Dec 15; 102(12):1589-94.
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        9. Saczynski JS, Spencer FA, Gore JM, Gurwitz JH, Yarzebski J, Lessard D, Goldberg RJ. Twenty-year trends in the incidence of stroke complicating acute myocardial infarction: Worcester Heart Attack Study. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Oct 27; 168(19):2104-10.
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        10. Saczynski JS, Jónsdóttir MK, Garcia ME, Jonsson PV, Peila R, Eiriksdottir G, Olafsdottir E, Harris TB, Gudnason V, Launer LJ. Cognitive impairment: an increasingly important complication of type 2 diabetes: the age, gene/environment susceptibility--Reykjavik study. Am J Epidemiol. 2008 Nov 15; 168(10):1132-9.
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        11. Saczynski JS, Jonsdottir MK, Sigurdsson S, Eiriksdottir G, Jonsson PV, Garcia ME, Kjartansson O, van Buchem MA, Gudnason V, Launer LJ. White matter lesions and cognitive performance: the role of cognitively complex leisure activity. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2008 Aug; 63(8):848-54.
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