John O'Shaughnessy, MS - Clinical Research Services Principal Professional

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Office Phone: (303)-724-7924


MS, Institute of Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology

MS, Northwestern University


John O’Shaughnessy is the Clinical Research Services Principal Professional for the University of Colorado (CU) Alzheimer’s and Cognition Center. He obtained a M.S. in Clinical Psychology from the Institute of Psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and a M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communication from Northwestern University. He has extensive experience in clinical, research, and clinical trial assessment of cognition across indications, including all stages of Alzheimer’s disease (preclinical to severe AD), other neurodegenerative disorders, and serious psychiatric illness, including over 25 FDA-approved clinical trials related to Alzheimer’s disease.  John manages interventional clinical trials for the CU Alzheimer's and Cognition Center, including both industry and internally sponsored.  Prior to joining the CU Alzheimer's and Cognition Center, he was Research Clinician for clinical research in neurosciences at a large heath system in Illinois.

Recent Publications

Potter H, Woodcock JH, Boyd TD, Coughlan CM, O'Shaughnessy JR, Borges MT, Thaker AA, Raj AB, Adamszuk K, Scott D, Adame V, Anton P, Chial HJ, Gray H, Daniels J, Stocker ME, Sillau SH. Safety and efficacy of sargramostim (GM-CSF) in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's Dement. 2021;7:312158.

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