HNRP Investigators Bring Home the Bacon to UCSD!

HNRP Researchers did their part to contribute to the outstanding UCSD rankings in NIH funding allocations as determined by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. UCSD Neurosciences Department was the number one neurosciences department in the country in award amounts – pulling in $35, 875, 548 in 2010!  Drs. Ron Ellis and Eliezer Masliah were top ranked primary investigators on grants in this department – having awards above the median/mean dollar amounts for this department.    UCSD Psychiatry Department ranked number four of psychiatry departments in the nation – with Dr. Igor Grant ranked as the second highest funded investigator of this department at $8, 208, 403 - and Drs. Athina Markou, Christine Fennema-Notestine, Terry Jernigan, and Mariana Cherner all listed as contributing substantial award amounts.  The UCSD Department of Internal Medicine was ranked number eight in the nation with Drs. Scott Letendre and Davey Smith as key contributors to funding.

Update on Recipient of the Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship in NeuroAIDs

The HNRC Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship in NeuroAIDS (IRFN) provides training and mentoring to clinician-scientists interested in careers in neuroAIDs research. Training experiences emphasize the interdisciplinary and translational nature of clinical problems in neuroAIDS in order to prepare future scientists to tackle emerging questions in the field. The IRFN pairs trainees with mentors from clinical and basic science backgrounds according to their research interests.

IRFN Fellows are exposed to cutting-edge scientific environments and have contact with some of the most respected neuroAIDS researchers in the world. IRFN Fellows have access to resources at UCSD’s HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center (HNRC) and the Del E. Webb Center for Neurosciences, Aging and Stem Cell Research Center at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research (BIMR).

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HNRC Mentored Students/Professionals Recognized

Mentoring the next generation of neuroAIDS researchers is an important component of the HNRC’s overall mission. Within the last year, three trainees within the Neurobehavioral Core received prominent awards in recognition of their academic accomplishments in the neuropsychology of HIV infection. These awards highlight the exceptional level of performance garnered in part through the training and support received from HNRC-associated investigators.

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