Announcing the UCSD STAHR Program First Annual Workshop

The first annual UCSD Sustained Training on Aging and HIV Research (STAHR) workshop will occur on July 13 and 14, 2017.  The program includes presentations by leaders in the field of HIV and Aging that will be live broadcasted.  STAHR is an NIMH-funded collaborative research training program that aims to be at the forefront of mental health research in HIV and Aging.

To learn more and for live broadcast instructions click here.

Click here to review the agenda.

Emily Paolillo’s Article Highlighted as an Article of Public Interest

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research chose Ms. Paolillo’s article  “At-Risk Alcohol Use is Associated with Antiretroviral Treatment Nonadherence Among Adults Living with HIV/AIDS” to be published in the August 2017 edition of the journal as an Article of Public Interest.  She currently is an HNRP trainee and a student in the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology.  Her research interests include the impact of HIV infection and substance use on neurocognitive and daily functioning outcomes. Specifically, she is interested in the modifying effects of alcohol and substance use on aging with HIV infection.

To read the write up click here.





Mariam Hussain Received Blue Ribbon Award at APA

Ms. Hussain received a Blue Ribbon Award at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (APA) for her presentation “Age-Related Differences on The Virtual Reality Functional Capacity Assessment Tool (VRFCAT) in HIV Infected (HIV+) and /or Methamphetamine Dependent (METH+) Adults”.

She also was awarded a $300 APA Travel Award from the APA Science Directorate to attend this year's APA convention in order to present her findings.

She currently is an HNRP trainee and a student in the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology.


Dr. Sundermann Selected for the Sustained Training on Aging and HIV Research (STAHR) Program

Congratulations to Erin Sundermann on being selected as a STAHR scholar!  This award will sponsor her attendance to the 2017 STAHR Summer Workshop and Research Institute at UCSD and the 2018 and 2019 three-day STAHR summer workshops.  She currently is an Assistant Project Scientist and a NeuroAIDS Fellow at UCSD. STAHR builds on the infrastructure and expertise available at two major research programs at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - the Stein Institute for Research on Aging and the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program.


PrEP in the Transgender Population: A 2-Part Series

Dr. Sara Gianella on behalf of Infectious Disease Advisor in Part 1 of the series interviews Dr. Sheldon Morris about an upcoming pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) study in transgender individuals at the UCSD AntiViral Research Center that will look at understanding HIV prevention within this population, uptake of PrEP, adherence to treatment, and other issues unique to this group.  In Part 2 of the series she talks with Brooke Sullivan, a California-based transgender woman and HIV activist, about her transition, living with HIV, her experiences with activism, barriers to HIV prevention and care for transgender people, and taking part in clinical trials to enhance understanding of HIV research within this group.

Click Here to read Part 1 of the series.

Click Here to read Part 2 of the series.

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