HNRP Experts Invited to Participate in the HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (HANC) Behavioral Sciences Working Group

HNRP Investigators were invited to a neurocognitive assessments focus group as part of an expert panel on how neurocognitive assessments are performed, analyzed and how neurocognitive research is conducted within the NIAID HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Networks, and other networks such as the Adolescent Trials Network.  These types of working groups develop specific recommendations for community involvement in Division of AIDS-funded HIV Clinical Research Trials, based upon Best Practices document and community consultations. Drs. Ronald Ellis and Robert Heaton will participate in drafting a consensus statement for publication to guide research in this area at the focus group convening in Seattle, Washington in April 2011.

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Key Publications by Dr. Ronald Ellis:

Ellis R.  (2010). HIV and antiretroviral therapy: impact on the central nervous system. Progress in Neurobiology, 91(2), 185-187.

Ellis RJ, Calero P, Stockin MD.  (2009). HIV infection and the central nervous system: a primer. Neuropsychology Review, 19(2), 144-151.

Ellis RJ.  (2007). Clinical trials in HIV CNS disease and treatment management. Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology : The Official Journal of The Society On NeuroImmune Pharmacology, 2(1), 20-5.

Ellis RJ.  (2007). Evidence-based treatment for HIV-associated dementia and cognitive impairment: why so little? PLoS Clin Trials, 2(3), e15.

Key Publications by Dr. Robert Heaton:

Heaton RK, Franklin DR, Ellis RJ, McCutchan JA, Letendre SL, Leblanc S, Corkran SH, Duarte NA, Clifford DB, Woods SP, Collier AC, Marra CM, Morgello S, Mindt M, Taylor MJ, Marcotte TD, Atkinson JH, Wolfson T, Gelman BB, McArthur JC, Simpson DM, Abramson I, Gamst A, Fennema-Notestine C, Jernigan TL, Wong J, Grant I.  (2011). HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders before and during the era of combination antiretroviral therapy: Differences in rates, nature, and predictors. Journal of Neurovirology, 17(1), 3-16.

Heaton RK, Clifford DB, Franklin Jr DR, Woods SP, Ake C, Vaida F, Ellis RJ, Letendre SL, Marcotte TD, Atkinson JH, Rivera-Mindt M, Vigil OR, Taylor MJ, Collier AC, Marra CM, Gelman BB, McArthur JC, Morgello S, Simpson DM, McCutchan JA, Abramson I, Gamst A, Fennema-Notestine C, Jernigan TL, Wong J, Grant I, the CHARTER Group.  (2010). HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders persist in the era of potent antiretroviral therapy. Neurology, 75, 2087-2096.

Heaton RK, Cysique LA, Jin H, Shi C, Yu X, Letendre S, Franklin DR, Ake C, Vigil O, Atkinson JH, Marcotte TD, Grant I, Wu Z.  (2008). Neurobehavioral effects of Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection among former plasma donors in rural China. [Published erratum appears in Journal of Neurovirology, 16(2), 185-188, 2010]. Journal of Neurovirology, , 1-14.

Heaton, R.K, Miller, S.W., Taylor, M.J., Grant, I.  (2004). Revised comprehensive norms for an expanded Halstead-Reitan Battery: Demographically adjusted neuropsychological norms for African American and Caucasian adults Scoring Program. Odessa, FL: Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc.

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