Emily Paolillo and colleagues were featured in a NAM-AIDSMap news article on their paper "Cumulative burden of depression and neurocognitive decline among persons with HIV: A longitudinal study".

Caitlin Wei-Ming Watson and CMCR colleagues were featured in a San Francisco AIDS Foundation news article on their paper "Cannabis exposure is associated with a lower likelihood of neurocognitive impairment in people living with HIV".

Several HNRP investigators contributed to the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) Annual Meeting in Denver on February 5-8, 2020. This year's theme was: Neuropsychology in the Era of Precision Medicine. HNRP researchers presented on topics such as cognition, HIV, substance use, medical measures and behavior.


Hussain M, Morgan EE, Iudicello JE, Heaton RK, Grant I, and the TMARC Group.  Methamphetamine dependence and low self-efficacy have an additive effect on impulsivity and disinhibition.

Kohli, M. Slower gait speed is differntially associated with worse neurocognition among persons with and without HIV.

Watson CW, Morgan EE, Paolillo EW, Ellis RJ, Letendre S, Grant I.  Recent cannabis use is associated with lower levels of inflamatory chemokines MCP-1 and IP-10 in CSF among people living with HIV.

Three days reflecting on the Department's Scientific, Educational, and Clinical Achievements (April 4, 5, and 6, 2019).


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Sara Gianella-Weibel, MD, is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the UCSD School of Medicine and an HNRP investigator. The integrity award recognizes individuals, departments, organizational units and students who have made outstanding contributions in support of UC San Diego's commitment to integrity. “Integrity” equals adherence to moral and ethical principles.

When the Dalai Lama came to UCSD in 2012 to speak he highlighted that secular education and science must be melded with a critical dialogue in ethics.  UCSD invited the Dalai Lama back in 2017 for the commencement speech to share messages of global compassion, with an emphasis on education, scientific inquiry and global responsibility. “These are the ideals we aim to instill in our UC San Diego faculty, staff and students,” said Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. To be recognized for these qualities by one’s peers, in addition to being a top-notch scientist, is indeed an achievement to be proud of. Congratulations Sara!

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