Brookie Best Appointed to Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council

HNRP Investigator Brookie M. Best, PharmD, MAS, Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Pediatrics, Associate Dean for Admissions and Outreach, University of California, San Diego received an appointment to the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council (OARAC) on July 1, 2013.  She will serve as a scientific member with pharmacology expertise on the working group “Panel on Treatment of HIV-Infected Pregnant Women and Prevention of Perinatal Transmission Guidelines".

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HNRP Investigators Participated in "Neuroscience and HIV-Infection" International Conference in Russia

 Drs. Igor Grant and Scott Letendre participated in the first neuroAIDS focused HIV meeting in Russia as plenary speakers and members of the Program Committee. Dr. Grant gave a presentation on "HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders" and Dr. Letendre spoke about "Antiretroviral Drug Distribution into the CNS: Importance in HIV Disease". The conference was held October 21-22, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Click here for the meeting website.

HNRP Poster Awards at NAN

UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology students Kaitlin Blackstone and Erica Weber were awarded student poster awards at the 33rd Annual Conference of the National Academy of Neuropsychology for their research conducted at the HNRP.  Awards are conferred by the NAN Program Committee to the top five student research projects submitted to the annual conference. Awards are based on the initial ratings of the scientific quality of the abstracts, as well as the students' ability to describe and defend their work during brief interviews with the Program Committee during the poster session.

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Carla Ingle Recognized by the UC San Diego Chancellor's Call to Service Program

Carla Ingle has been an integral member of the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program for the last 11 years.  Besides facilitating the critical research of the organization in her capacity as a Project Coordinator she gives back to the community via the volunteer work she conducts during her personal time. 

She is a member of the UC San Diego Chancellor's Call to Service that challenges UC faculty and staff to contribute 50 hours or more of community service in order to promote social responsibility. She was featured in the October 2013 Volunteer 50 Newsletter for one of her many public service activities, her work with Camp Reach for the Sky, a free outdoor adventure program for children with cancer and their families. 

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Dr. Erin Morgan Received the 2013 Nelson Butters Award!

The HNRP’s Erin Morgan, PhD, received the Nelson Butters Award from the National Academy of Neuropsychology. The Nelson Butters Award is granted for the best manuscript published in the Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology during the preceding year.  Her research on intra-individual neurocognitive variability among HIV infected persons was chosen from all submissions as especially noteworthy and deserving of recognition. 

To view the article click the link below.

Morgan EE, Woods SP, Grant I, and the HNRP Group. (2012). Intra-individual neurocognitive variability confers risk of dependence in activities of daily living among HIV-seropositive individuals without HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders. 27(3), 293-303.

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