CROI 2017

The annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) occurs from February 13, 2017 to February 16, 2017, in Seattle, Washington.

Presentations and posters that HNRP affiliated investigators contributed to (available on the CROI website after the conference ends) include:

Blumenthal J, Moore D, Psaros C, Amico R, Ellorin E, Kofron R, Caplan M, Morris S, Landovitz R, Stockman J.  PrEPing for a PREP demonstration project: Understanding awareness and perspectives among women in Southern California.

Chaillon A, Gaines T, Gonzalez-Zuniga P, Stockman J, Almaza-Reyes H, Chavez J, Vera A, Patterson T, Scott B, Smith D, Strathdee S, Mehta S.  HIV transmission dynamics in Tijuana, Mexico: Real-time identification of a new transmission cluster.

Chaillon A, Gianella S, Mutlu E, Engen P, Voigt R, Keshavarzian A, Losurdo J, Lada S, Nakazawa M, Landay A.  Impact of mucosal CMV and EBV replication on enteric microbiome during HIV-infection.


INS 45th Annual Meeting

HNRP affiliated investigators present at the 45th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, New Orleans, LA,  2/1/17- 2/4/17.

Their works personify the diversity and interdisciplinary aspects of research produced by HNRP associated scientists. These researchers attempt to explore both the mechanisms of neurocognitive dysfunction and its impacts on the individual afflicted.


Dr. Sara Gianella Highlighted in HIV/AIDS Advisor Article

Sara Gianella, MD participated in a Q&A interview exploring sex and gender bias in the realm of HIV research and treatment. This is an important discussion as over half of all the people living with HIV infection worldwide are women.

Dr. Sara Gianella is an expert research physician affiliated with UCSD’s HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program (HNRP), Anti-Viral Research Center (AVRC), and Center for Aids Research (CFAR).

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Dr. Elizabeth Pasipanodya Receives a UCSD Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program Award

Congratulations to postdoctoral fellow Elizabeth Pasipanodya, Ph.D. for receiving a UCSD Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program (FISP) award! Her project, titled “Beyond Nomothetics: Predicting Individual Vulnerability to Antiretroviral Nonadherence and Methamphetamine Use Among Persons Living with HIV/AIDS”, aims to use machine learning methods to predict periods of vulnerability to methamphetamine use and nonadherence to antiretroviral therapy.


Congratulations to Igor Grant, MD on receiving a 2016 HIV Community Service Award from the San Diego LGBT Community Center!

Igor Grant, MD

 Congratulations to Igor Grant, MD on receiving a 2016 HIV Community Service Award from the San Diego LGBT Community Center! In addition to being Chair of the UCSD Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Grant is Director of the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program (HNRP). The HNRP's mission is to initiate and promote translational NeuroAIDS research through the development, coordination, and realization of multi-disciplinary studies.


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