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Amy E. Vierhile, N.P.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-2808

Fax: (585) 275-3683

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Biography

Professional Background

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.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Nurse Practitioner-Pediatrics - American Nurses Credentialing Center

Awards

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

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

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

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Publications

Journal Articles

3/2016
Ricketts EJ, Gilbert DL, Zinner SH, Mink JW, Lipps TD, Wiegand GA, Vierhile AE, Ely LJ, Piacentini J, Walkup JT, Woods DW. "Pilot Testing Behavior Therapy for Chronic Tic Disorders in Neurology and Developmental Pediatrics Clinics." Journal of child neurology.. 2016 Mar 0; 31(4):444-50. Epub 2015 Aug 13.

3/2016
Ragbeer SN, Augustine EF, Mink JW, Thatcher AR, Vierhile AE, Adams HR. "Remote Assessment of Cognitive Function in Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (Batten disease): A Pilot Study of Feasibility and Reliability." Journal of child neurology.. 2016 Mar 0; 31(4):481-7. Epub 2015 Sep 02.

10/2015
Storch EA, Hanks CE, Mink JW, McGuire JF, Adams HR, Augustine EF, Vierhile A, Thatcher A, Bitsko R, Lewin AB, Murphy TK. "SUICIDAL THOUGHTS AND BEHAVIORS IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS WITH CHRONIC TIC DISORDERS." Depression and anxiety.. 2015 Oct 0; 32(10):744-53. Epub 2015 Feb 24.

Books & Chapters

2014
Chapter Title: Tics and Tourette Syndrome
Book Title: Child Neurology Telephone Encounter Guides, 2nd Edition
Author List: Sprague-McRae, J., Rosenblum, R and Morrison, L.
Edited By: Sprague-McRae, J., Rosenblum, R and Morrison, L.
Published By: Dog Ear Publishing2014

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