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Elana Farace

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionCollege of Medicine
DepartmentPublic Health Sciences
Address500 University Drive Hershey PA 17033
Phone717-531-7390
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    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionCollege of Medicine
    DepartmentNeurosurgery


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    1989Lahauraine-Johnston French Prize , Oberlin College
    1994Becky Boone Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student, University of Virginia
    1994 - 1995Distinguished Teaching Fellowship, University of Virginia
    2002Excellence in Quality of Life Research , Society for Neuro-oncology and Sonntag Foundation

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    PREFERRED TITLE/ROLE:

    Neuropsychologist, Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences and Neurosurgery

    Neuroscience

    EDUCATION:

    B.A.; Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH; 1989; Neuroscience
    M.A.; University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; 1993; Psychology
    Ph.D.; University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; 1996; Psychology
    Internship; McGuire VAMC, Richmond, VA; 1995-1996; Clinical Psychology
    Fellowship; University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; 1996-1998; Neurology
    Western State Psychiatric Hospital, Staunton, VA; 1997-1998; Geriatric Neuropsychology



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    1. Churilla TM, Ballman KV, Brown PD, Twohy EL, Jaeckle K, Farace E, Cerhan JH, Anderson SK, Carrero XW, Garces YI, Barker FG, Deming R, Dixon JG, Burri SH, Chung C, Ménard C, Stieber VW, Pollock BE, Galanis E, Buckner JC, Asher AL. Stereotactic Radiosurgery With or Without Whole-Brain Radiation Therapy for Limited Brain Metastases: A Secondary Analysis of the North Central Cancer Treatment Group N0574 (Alliance) Randomized Controlled Trial. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017 Dec 01; 99(5):1173-1178. PMID: 28939223.
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    2. Brown PD, Ballman KV, Cerhan JH, Anderson SK, Carrero XW, Whitton AC, Greenspoon J, Parney IF, Laack NNI, Ashman JB, Bahary JP, Hadjipanayis CG, Urbanic JJ, Barker FG, Farace E, Khuntia D, Giannini C, Buckner JC, Galanis E, Roberge D. Postoperative stereotactic radiosurgery compared with whole brain radiotherapy for resected metastatic brain disease (NCCTG N107C/CEC·3): a multicentre, randomised, controlled, phase 3 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2017 Aug; 18(8):1049-1060. PMID: 28687377.
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    3. Levi BH, Simmons Z, Hanna C, Brothers A, Lehman E, Farace E, Bain M, Stewart R, Green MJ. Advance care planning for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener. 2017 Aug; 18(5-6):388-396. PMID: 28631959.
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    4. Brown PD, Jaeckle K, Ballman KV, Farace E, Cerhan JH, Anderson SK, Carrero XW, Barker FG, Deming R, Burri SH, Ménard C, Chung C, Stieber VW, Pollock BE, Galanis E, Buckner JC, Asher AL. Effect of Radiosurgery Alone vs Radiosurgery With Whole Brain Radiation Therapy on Cognitive Function in Patients With 1 to 3 Brain Metastases: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2016 Jul 26; 316(4):401-9. PMID: 27458945.
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    5. Van Scoy LJ, Green MJ, Dimmock AE, Bascom R, Boehmer JP, Hensel JK, Hozella JB, Lehman EB, Schubart JR, Farace E, Stewart RR, Levi BH. High satisfaction and low decisional conflict with advance care planning among chronically ill patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or heart failure using an online decision aid: A pilot study. Chronic Illn. 2016 09; 12(3):227-35. PMID: 27055468.
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    6. Schubart JR, Green MJ, Van Scoy LJ, Lehman E, Farace E, Gusani NJ, Levi BH. Advanced Cancer and End-of-Life Preferences: Curative Intent Surgery Versus Noncurative Intent Treatment. J Palliat Med. 2015 Dec; 18(12):1015-8. PMID: 26262942.
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    7. Aronson KR, Wagstaff DA, Farace E, Muscat J, Belani C, Almokadem S, Fossum T. A week in the life of lung cancer survivors: Daily reports of stress, worry, mood, and symptoms. J Health Psychol. 2016 Oct; 21(10):2269-82. PMID: 25845832.
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    8. Green MJ, Schubart JR, Whitehead MM, Farace E, Lehman E, Levi BH. Advance Care Planning Does Not Adversely Affect Hope or Anxiety Among Patients With Advanced Cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Jun; 49(6):1088-96. PMID: 25542552.
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    9. Schubart JR, Levi BH, Camacho F, Whitehead M, Farace E, Green MJ. Reliability of an interactive computer program for advance care planning. J Palliat Med. 2012 Jun; 15(6):637-42. PMID: 22512830; PMCID: PMC3362955.
    10. Steinbok P, Milner R, Agrawal D, Farace E, Leung GK, Ng I, Tomita T, Wang E, Wang N, Wong GK, Zhou LF. A multicenter multinational registry for assessing ventriculoperitoneal shunt infections for hydrocephalus. Neurosurgery. 2010 Nov; 67(5):1303-10. PMID: 20871445.
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    11. Gusani NJ, Schubart JR, Wise J, Farace E, Green MJ, Jiang Y, Kimchi ET, Staveley-O'Carroll KF. Cancer survivorship: a new challenge for surgical and medical oncologists. J Gen Intern Med. 2009 Nov; 24 Suppl 2:S456-8. PMID: 19838850; PMCID: PMC2763148.
    12. Sheehan JM, Douds GL, Hill K, Farace E. Transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary adenoma in elderly patients. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2008 Jun; 150(6):571-4; discussion 574. PMID: 18414774.
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    13. Brown PD, Asher AL, Farace E. Adjuvant whole brain radiotherapy: strong emotions decide but rational studies are needed. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008 Apr 01; 70(5):1305-9. PMID: 18234426.
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    14. Schubart JR, Kinzie MB, Farace E. Caring for the brain tumor patient: family caregiver burden and unmet needs. Neuro Oncol. 2008 Feb; 10(1):61-72. PMID: 17993635; PMCID: PMC2600839.
    15. Lengerich EJ, Kluhsman BC, Bencivenga M, Allen R, Miele MB, Farace E. Development of community plans to enhance survivorship from colorectal cancer: community-based participatory research in rural communities. J Cancer Surviv. 2007 Sep; 1(3):205-11. PMID: 18648971.
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    16. Fox SW, Lyon D, Farace E. Symptom clusters in patients with high-grade glioma. J Nurs Scholarsh. 2007; 39(1):61-7. PMID: 17393967.
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    17. Cavaliere R, Farace E, Schiff D. Clinical implications of status epilepticus in patients with neoplasms. Arch Neurol. 2006 Dec; 63(12):1746-9. PMID: 17172614.
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    18. Fox S, Laws ER, Anderson F, Farace E. Complementary therapy use and quality of life in persons with high-grade gliomas. J Neurosci Nurs. 2006 Aug; 38(4):212-20. PMID: 16924996.
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    19. Hukkelhoven CW, Rampen AJ, Maas AI, Farace E, Habbema JD, Marmarou A, Marshall LF, Murray GD, Steyerberg EW. Some prognostic models for traumatic brain injury were not valid. J Clin Epidemiol. 2006 Feb; 59(2):132-43. PMID: 16426948.
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    20. Hukkelhoven CW, Steyerberg EW, Habbema JD, Farace E, Marmarou A, Murray GD, Marshall LF, Maas AI. Predicting outcome after traumatic brain injury: development and validation of a prognostic score based on admission characteristics. J Neurotrauma. 2005 Oct; 22(10):1025-39. PMID: 16238481.
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    21. Farace E, Shaffrey ME. Value of neuropsychological information for improved understanding of the patient with normal-pressure hydrocephalus. J Neurosurg. 2005 Jun; 102(6):971-2; discussion 972-3. PMID: 16028753.
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    22. Shaffrey ME, Farace E, Schiff D, Larner JM, Mut M, Lopes MB. The Ki-67 labeling index as a prognostic factor in Grade II oligoastrocytomas. J Neurosurg. 2005 Jun; 102(6):1033-9. PMID: 16028762.
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    23. Shaffrey ME, Mut M, Asher AL, Burri SH, Chahlavi A, Chang SM, Farace E, Fiveash JB, Lang FF, Lopes MB, Markert JM, Schiff D, Siomin V, Tatter SB, Vogelbaum MA. Brain metastases. Curr Probl Surg. 2004 Aug; 41(8):665-741. PMID: 15354117.
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    24. Litofsky NS, Farace E, Anderson F, Meyers CA, Huang W, Laws ER. Depression in patients with high-grade glioma: results of the Glioma Outcomes Project. Neurosurgery. 2004 Feb; 54(2):358-66; discussion 366-7. PMID: 14744282.
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    25. Farace E, Marshall LF. Quality of life in acoustics. J Neurosurg. 2003 Nov; 99(5):807-8; discussion 808-9. PMID: 14609157.
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    26. Shaffrey M, Farace E. Decompressive craniectomy. Crit Care Med. 2003 Oct; 31(10):2560-1. PMID: 14530772.
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    27. Hukkelhoven CW, Steyerberg EW, Rampen AJ, Farace E, Habbema JD, Marshall LF, Murray GD, Maas AI. Patient age and outcome following severe traumatic brain injury: an analysis of 5600 patients. J Neurosurg. 2003 Oct; 99(4):666-73. PMID: 14567601.
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    28. Dumont AS, Farace E, Schiff D, Shaffrey ME. Intraventricular gliomas. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2003 Oct; 14(4):571-91. PMID: 15024802.
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    29. Knight-Scott J, Haley AP, Rossmiller SR, Farace E, Mai VM, Christopher JM, Manning CA, Simnad VI, Siragy HM. Molality as a unit of measure for expressing 1H MRS brain metabolite concentrations in vivo. Magn Reson Imaging. 2003 Sep; 21(7):787-97. PMID: 14559344.
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    30. Knight-Scott J, Farace E, Simnad VI, Siragy HM, Manning CA. Constrained modeling for spectroscopic measurement of bi-exponential spin-lattice relaxation of water in vivo. Magn Reson Imaging. 2002 Nov; 20(9):681-9. PMID: 12477565.
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    31. Quigg M, Armstrong RF, Farace E, Fountain NB. Quality of life outcome is associated with cessation rather than reduction of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures. Epilepsy Behav. 2002 Oct; 3(5):455-459. PMID: 12609268.
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    32. Irons MJ, Farace E, Brady WJ, Huff JS. Mental status screening of emergency department patients: normative study of the quick confusion scale. Acad Emerg Med. 2002 Oct; 9(10):989-94. PMID: 12359535.
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    33. Hukkelhoven CW, Steyerberg EW, Farace E, Habbema JD, Marshall LF, Maas AI. Regional differences in patient characteristics, case management, and outcomes in traumatic brain injury: experience from the tirilazad trials. J Neurosurg. 2002 Sep; 97(3):549-57. PMID: 12296638.
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    34. Peri CV, Shaffrey ME, Farace E, Cooper E, Alves WM, Cooper JB, Young JS, Jane JA. Pilot study of electrical stimulation on median nerve in comatose severe brain injured patients: 3-month outcome. Brain Inj. 2001 Oct; 15(10):903-10. PMID: 11595086.
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    35. Huff JS, Farace E, Brady WJ, Kheir J, Shawver G. The quick confusion scale in the ED: comparison with the mini-mental state examination. Am J Emerg Med. 2001 Oct; 19(6):461-4. PMID: 11593462.
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    36. Worrall BB, Farace E, Hillis AE, Hutson RK, Wityk R, Saver JL, Johnston KC, Haley EC. Correlation of aphasia and/or neglect with cortical infarction in a subpopulation of RANTTAS. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2001; 11(3):257-64. PMID: 11306777.
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    37. Farace E, Alves WM. Do women fare worse: a metaanalysis of gender differences in traumatic brain injury outcome. J Neurosurg. 2000 Oct; 93(4):539-45. PMID: 11014529.
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    38. Farace E, Alves WM. Do women fare worse? A metaanalysis of gender differences in outcome after traumatic brain injury. Neurosurg Focus. 2000; 8(1):e6. PMID: 16924776.
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