“UC San Diego Health Joins Leading National Network Targeting Depressive Illnesses,” features Igor Grant, MD.

Dr. Grant through his work as Director of the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center Program (HNRP), which includes the California NeuroAIDS Tissue Network (CNTN), the Translational Methamphetamine AIDS Research Center (TMARC), the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center (HNRC), the CNS HIV Antiretroviral Therapy Effects Research (CHARTER) and the University of California Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR), has contributed to a large body of research addressing HIV neurobiology, substance abuse and treatment-resistant depression.

Now that the UC San Diego Health has been designated a member of the National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC), a consortium working to accelerate research in these areas, he as chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine can more directly apply research to further treatment for individuals suffering from these maladies.

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David Moore Quoted in “Insights on the Pathogenesis of Neurocognitive Impairments in the Era of Combined ART”

An article by Dr. Carole Chrvala covers the known complication of neurocognitive disorders associated with HIV infection and the possible consequences for the individual patient. As stated in the article consequences of neurocognitive disorder include reduced adherence to medical therapy, impaired ability to perform complex daily tasks, decreased quality of life, lost work productivity, increased risk of dementia, and higher rates of virologic failure.

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2015 AIDS Walk & Run San Diego

On Saturday, September 26 the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program will join other UCSD programs participating in the 2015 AIDS Walk & Run San Diego. This continues a standing tradition of raising money for members of the community affected by HIV/AIDS.It is a way to thank our research participants who make what we do possible. 

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13th Annual International Symposium on NeuroVirology

The 13th International Symposium on NeuroVirology will be held on June 2-6, 2015, in The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, California, USA.

Drs. Jeymohan Joseph and Cristian Achim (HNRP Investigator) are chairing an International NeuroAIDS Workshop that features the work of several HNRP investigators.  The workshop will take place during the ISNV on June 3rd, 2015 from 1:50-3:20pm and will feature the following talks:

  • NIMH global neuroAIDS programs (Jeymohan Joseph, PhD; National Institute of Mental Health, Office of AIDS Research)
  • Neuroimaging and neuropsychological markers of HIV clade C neurovirulence (Robert Paul, PhD; University of Misouri, Saint Louis)
  • NeuroAIDS in rural Uganda (Deanna Saylor, MD; Johns Hopkins University)
  • HAND in a  Romanian cohort of young adults infected parenterally since childhood (Luminita Ene, MD, PhD; “Dr. Victor Babes” Hospital, Bucharest, Romania; *HNRP Collaborator)
  • HAND prevention in China (Scott Letendre, MD; *HNRP)
  • Multi-year follow-up of the impact of ART initiation on cognition (Tom Marcotte, PhD; *HNRP)

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Erica Weber and Jordan Cattie awarded their PhDs on June 14, 2015

Dr. Igor Grant, Director of the HNRP congratulates Erica Weber and Jordan Cattie who were awarded their PhDs at the UCSD graduation ceremony on June 14, 2015. Both Dr. Weber and Dr. Cattie's dissertations were conducted under the direction of investigators at UCSD's NIDA Center of Excellence, the Translational Methamphetamine AIDS Research Center.  The titles of their dissertations are "Self-Generation of Prospective Memory in HIV-Infected Methamphetamine Users" (Weber) and Theory of Mind and Risk Behavior in Individuals with HIV and Methamphetamine Dependence (Cattie).

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