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PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS

Key Personnel and Consultants


W. David Crews, Jr., Ph.D.:

Dr. Crews is founder and president of CogniCheck, Inc. and CogniCheck.com and a licensed clinical neuropsychologist.

Dr. Crews received his Bachelor of Science in biology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Master of Science degrees in clinical psychology from both Radford University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Crews went on to receive his Ph.D. in clinical psychology, with an emphasis in neuropsychology, from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He completed his residency/internship in clinical psychology, with an emphasis in neuropsychology, at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center. Upon completion of his residency, he served a two-year, post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology through the Division of Neuropsychology, Department of Psychiatric Medicine, at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center.

Upon completion of his post-doctoral fellowship, Dr. Crews was appointed an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatric Medicine at the University of Virginia Medical Center and Director of the Westminster Canterbury/University of Virginia Neuropsychiatric Evaluation Center. He has also held an appointment at Lynchburg College as Researcher-in-Residence and currently retains an appointment as an Adjunct Assistant Professor within the Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory and the Department of Psychology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Crews has been awarded Diplomate statuses through the American Board of Psychological Specialties (i.e., Neuropsychology) and American Board of Disability Analysts and elected as a Fellow by the National Academy of Neuropsychology for his contributions to the field of neuropsychology.

Dr. Crews has authored/co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications, including book chapters, journal articles, and abstracts in the fields of clinical neuropsychology, behavioral medicine, and nutritional neuroscience, and has presented numerous scientific papers at state and regional conferences and national conventions. Dr. Crews has also been awarded a number of large research grants. He has served as Principal Investigator and Senior Program Director on a grant-funded project which established an innovative "Memory Screening Outreach Program" that provided free, detailed, memory screenings to middle-aged and older adults in underserved regions and as a Principal Investigator on a large clinical trial that examined the efficacy of Ginkgo biloba extract on the neuropsychological functioning of cognitively intact older adults. Dr. Crews has also served as a Principal Investigator on two grant-funded clinical research trials that investigated the short-term efficacy of antioxidant-rich cranberry juice and dark chocolate/cocoa on variables associated with neuropsychological functioning and cardiovascular health in persons 60 years of age and older.


David W. Harrison, Ph.D.:

Dr. Harrison is a Senior Consultant to CogniCheck, Inc. and CogniCheck.com and a licensed clinical neuropsychologist.

Dr. Harrison received his Bachelor of Science in psychology/biology from the University of New Mexico and a Master of Science degree in biopsychology from the University of Georgia. Dr. Harrison received his Ph.D. in biological psychology/neuropsychology from the University of Georgia and went on to complete a three-year clinical post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology, geriatrics, and behavioral medicine at the University of Georgia. He also served a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the Gainesville, Florida Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Upon completion of his post-doctoral fellowships, Dr. Harrison was appointed an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of the Laboratory of Neuropsychology within the Department of Psychology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. At present, Dr. Harrison holds the rank of Associate Professor of Psychology and directs the Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory within the Department of Psychology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Harrison has been awarded Diplomate statuses through the American Board of Psychological Specialties (i.e., Neuropsychology), American Board of Disability Analysts, Neurotherapy Certification Board, American Board of Forensic Examiners, and the American Board of Vocational Neuropsychology and elected as a Fellow by the National Academy of Neuropsychology for his contributions to the field of neuropsychology. He was also a 2006 Virginia Tech-wide recipient of "The Student Alumni Favorite Professor Award."

Dr. Harrison has authored/co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications, including book chapters, journal articles, and abstracts in the fields of clinical neuropsychology and behavioral neuroscience, and has presented numerous scientific papers at state and regional conferences and national and international science conventions. Dr. Harrison has been awarded a number of large research grants and has served as a Principal Investigator on a grant-funded project which established an innovative "Memory Screening Outreach Program" that provided free, detailed, memory screenings to middle-aged and older adults in underserved regions. Dr. Harrison has also served as a Principal Investigator on two grant-funded clinical research trials that investigated the short-term efficacy of antioxidant-rich cranberry juice and dark chocolate/cocoa on variables associated with neuropsychological functioning and cardiovascular health in persons 60 years of age and older.


David Robertson, B.S.:

Mr. Robertson is a Senior Software Developer and Consultant to CogniCheck, Inc. and CogniCheck.com.

Mr. Robertson received his Bachelor of Science in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Mr. Robertson specializes in the areas of dynamic web site and software development and database applications.


J. Frederick Watson, Esq.:

Mr. Watson is a Senior Legal Affairs Consultant to CogniCheck, Inc. and CogniCheck.com and a licensed attorney at law.

Mr. Watson received his Bachelor of Arts in government from the University of Virginia after a tour of duty in the United States Army where he served in the Military Police Corps. Mr. Watson received his Juris Doctor degree from the T. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond and went on to complete a two-year clerkship in the Chief Staff Attorney's Office at the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Upon completion of his clerkship, Mr. Watson was appointed an Associate in the law firm of Caskie & Frost, P.C. in Lynchburg, Virginia. At present, Mr. Watson is a partner at Caskie & Frost, P.C. and a member of the Virginia State Bar, the American Bar Association, the Virginia Bar Association, and the Lynchburg Bar Association. Mr. Watson has authored publications in law review journals and served on boards and in leadership positions within various civic and community service organizations. He has also served as President of the Kaleidoscope Festival in Central Virginia and on the Campbell County, Virginia School Board.