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Amy E. Vierhile, NP

Amy E. Vierhile, NP

Pediatrics , Child Neurology

4.7 out of 5 stars
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About Me

Amy Vierhile has worked as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Child Neurology since 1996. Prior to that, she worked as a community health nurse and an inpatient pediatric nurse. Amy's current neurology interests include ADHD, Tourette Syndrome, seizures and Batten Disease. She provide...
Amy Vierhile has worked as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Child Neurology since 1996. Prior to that, she worked as a community health nurse and an inpatient pediatric nurse. Amy's current neurology interests include ADHD, Tourette Syndrome, seizures and Batten Disease. She provides care to these patients independently in an outpatient clinic and has also worked extensively on a number of research studies. Several of the research studies have focused on finding new treatments for epilepsy and ADHD and other studies have focused on non-pharmacologic treatments for Tourette Syndrome. Amy's delivers clinical care in the outpatient setting.

She is the recipient of several awards including the Association of Child Neurology Nurses Claire Chee Nursing Excellence Award in 2006 and the March of Dimes Margaret D. Sovie Award for Advanced Practice in 2012. Amy is an Associate Professor at the University of Rochester School of Nursing and she also serves as a board member for the Tourette Syndrome Greater Rochester and Finger Lakes Chapter. She is an active member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, the World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau honor society and the Association of Neurology Nurses.

Certified Specialties

Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric, Primary Care - American Nurses Credentialing Center

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Graduate, Niagara University.

Education

DNP | University of Rochester. 2017

MSN | State University of New York at Buffalo (Nursing). Nurse Practitioner. 0

Awards

March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Margaret D. Sovie Award for Advanced Practice. 2012

The Association of Child Neurology Nurses Annual Research Award, presented at the Child Neurology Society Annual Meeting, Que. 2007

The Association of Child Neurology Nurses Claire Chee Award for Nursing Excellence, presented at the Child Neurology Society Ann. 2006

Research

Dr. Vierhile has participated in numerous research activities since starting at the University of Rochester Medical Center. These have included both observational and treatment studies for conditions such as epilepsy, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, cerebral palsy, dyskinesias, and Batten...
Dr. Vierhile has participated in numerous research activities since starting at the University of Rochester Medical Center. These have included both observational and treatment studies for conditions such as epilepsy, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, cerebral palsy, dyskinesias, and Batten disease.

Publications

Journal Articles

A diagnostic confidence scheme for CLN3 disease.

Masten MC, Corre C, Paciorkowski AR, Vierhile A, Adams HR, Vermilion J, Zimmerman GA, Augustine EF, Mink JW

Journal of inherited metabolic disease.. 2021 November 44 (6):1453-1462. Epub 09/07/2021.

The CLN3 Disease Staging System: A new tool for clinical research in Batten disease.

Masten MC, Williams JD, Vermilion J, Adams HR, Vierhile A, Collins A, Marshall FJ, Augustine EF, Mink JW

Neurology.. 2020 June 994 (23):e2436-e2440. Epub 04/16/2020.

Tic Disorders are Associated With Lower Child and Parent Quality of Life and Worse Family Functioning.

Vermilion J, Augustine E, Adams HR, Vierhile A, Lewin AB, Thatcher A, McDermott MP, O'Connor T, Kurlan R, van Wijngaarden E, Murphy TK, Mink JW

Pediatric neurology.. 2020 April 105 :48-54. Epub 12/27/2019.

Short-Term Administration of Mycophenolate Is Well-Tolerated in CLN3 Disease (Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis).

Augustine EF, Beck CA, Adams HR, Defendorf S, Vierhile A, Timm D, Weimer JM, Mink JW, Marshall FJ

JIMD reports.. 2019 43 :117-124. Epub 06/20/2018.

Pilot Testing Behavior Therapy for Chronic Tic Disorders in Neurology and Developmental Pediatrics Clinics.

Ricketts EJ, Gilbert DL, Zinner SH, Mink JW, Lipps TD, Wiegand GA, Vierhile AE, Ely LJ, Piacentini J, Walkup JT, Woods DW

Journal of child neurology.. 2016 March 31 (4):444-50. Epub 08/13/2015.

Remote Assessment of Cognitive Function in Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (Batten disease): A Pilot Study of Feasibility and Reliability.

Ragbeer SN, Augustine EF, Mink JW, Thatcher AR, Vierhile AE, Adams HR

Journal of child neurology.. 2016 March 31 (4):481-7. Epub 09/02/2015.

SUICIDAL THOUGHTS AND BEHAVIORS IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS WITH CHRONIC TIC DISORDERS.

Storch EA, Hanks CE, Mink JW, McGuire JF, Adams HR, Augustine EF, Vierhile A, Thatcher A, Bitsko R, Lewin AB, Murphy TK

Depression and anxiety.. 2015 October 32 (10):744-53. Epub 02/24/2015.

Standardized assessment of seizures in patients with juvenile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis.

Augustine EF, Adams HR, Beck CA, Vierhile A, Kwon J, Rothberg PG, Marshall F, Block R, Dolan J, Mink JW,

Developmental medicine and child neurology.. 2015 April 57 (4):366-71. Epub 11/11/2014.

Utility of the diagnostic interview schedule for children for assessing Tourette syndrome in children.

Lewin AB, Mink JW, Bitsko RH, Holbrook JR, Parker-Athill EC, Hanks C, Storch EA, Augustine EF, Adams HR, Vierhile AE, Thatcher AR, Murphy TK

Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology.. 2014 June 24 (5):275-84. Epub 05/09/2014.

Experience, knowledge, and opinions about childhood genetic testing in Batten disease.

Adams HR, Rose K, Augustine EF, Kwon JM, Deblieck EA, Marshall FJ, Vierhile A, Mink JW, Nance MA

Molecular genetics and metabolism.. 2014 February 111 (2):197-202. Epub 11/04/2013.

Methodology of clinical research in rare diseases: development of a research program in juvenile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (JNCL) via creation of a patient registry and collaboration with patient advocates.

de Blieck EA, Augustine EF, Marshall FJ, Adams H, Cialone J, Dure L, Kwon JM, Newhouse N, Rose K, Rothberg PG, Vierhile A, Mink JW,

Contemporary clinical trials.. 2013 July 35 (2):48-54. Epub 04/26/2013.

Females experience a more severe disease course in Batten disease.

Cialone J, Adams H, Augustine EF, Marshall FJ, Kwon JM, Newhouse N, Vierhile A, Levy E, Dure LS, Rose KR, Ramirez-Montealegre D, de Blieck EA, Mink JW

Journal of inherited metabolic disease.. 2012 May 35 (3):549-55. Epub 12/14/2011.

Quantifying physical decline in juvenile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (Batten disease).

Kwon JM, Adams H, Rothberg PG, Augustine EF, Marshall FJ, Deblieck EA, Vierhile A, Beck CA, Newhouse NJ, Cialone J, Levy E, Ramirez-Montealegre D, Dure LS, Rose KR, Mink JW

Neurology.. 2011 November 1577 (20):1801-7. Epub 10/19/2011.

Quantitative telemedicine ratings in Batten disease: implications for rare disease research.

Cialone J, Augustine EF, Newhouse N, Vierhile A, Marshall FJ, Mink JW

Neurology.. 2011 November 1577 (20):1808-11. Epub 10/19/2011.

Parent-reported benefits of flupirtine in juvenile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (Batten disease; CLN3) are not supported by quantitative data.

Cialone J, Augustine EF, Newhouse N, Adams H, Vierhile A, Marshall FJ, de Blieck EA, Kwon J, Rothberg PG, Mink JW

Journal of inherited metabolic disease.. 2011 October 34 (5):1075-81. Epub 05/10/2011.

Genotype does not predict severity of behavioural phenotype in juvenile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (Batten disease).

Adams HR, Beck CA, Levy E, Jordan R, Kwon JM, Marshall FJ, Vierhile A, Augustine EF, DE Blieck EA, Pearce DA, Mink JW

Developmental medicine and child neurology.. 2010 July 52 (7):637-43. Epub 02/19/2010.

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents: closing diagnostic, communication, and treatment gaps.

Vierhile A, Robb A, Ryan-Krause P

Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners.. 2009 23 (1 Suppl):S5-23. Epub 1900 01 01.

Books

Child Neurology Telephone Encounter Guides, 2nd Edition (2014)

Chapter: Tics and Tourette Syndrome

Authors: Sprague-McRae, J., Rosenblum, R and Morrison, L.

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing 2014

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Ratings

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4.7 stars

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4.9 stars

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4.6 stars

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4.7 stars

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4.7 stars