Several HNRP investigators contributed to the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) Annual Meeting in San Diego (virtual event) on February 2-5, 2021. This year's theme was: From Autism to Alzheimer's: New Perspectives in Neuropsychology. HNRP researchers presented on topics such as cognition, HIV, substance use, medical measures and behavior.

Posters/Presentations:

Breton J, Kamalyan L, Paredes AM, Guarena LA, Watson WM, Cherner M, Moore RC, Marquine MJ. Psychological acculturation and cognition among older Latinos living with and without HIV. (poster)

Campbell LM, Parrish E, Heaton A, Swendsen J, Depp CA, Moore RC. The Relationship Between Contextual Factors, Performance, and Validity of Smartphone-Based Mobile Cognitive Tests of Executive Function and Learning. (poster)

Several HNRP investigators contributed to the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) Annual Meeting in Denver on February 5-8, 2020. This year's theme was: Neuropsychology in the Era of Precision Medicine. HNRP researchers presented on topics such as cognition, HIV, substance use, medical measures and behavior.

Posters/Presentations:

Hussain M, Morgan EE, Iudicello JE, Heaton RK, Grant I, and the TMARC Group.  Methamphetamine dependence and low self-efficacy have an additive effect on impulsivity and disinhibition.

Kohli, M. Slower gait speed is differntially associated with worse neurocognition among persons with and without HIV.

Three days reflecting on the Department's Scientific, Educational, and Clinical Achievements (April 4, 5, and 6, 2019).

 

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Sara Gianella-Weibel, MD, is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the UCSD School of Medicine and an HNRP investigator. The integrity award recognizes individuals, departments, organizational units and students who have made outstanding contributions in support of UC San Diego's commitment to integrity. “Integrity” equals adherence to moral and ethical principles.

When the Dalai Lama came to UCSD in 2012 to speak he highlighted that secular education and science must be melded with a critical dialogue in ethics.  UCSD invited the Dalai Lama back in 2017 for the commencement speech to share messages of global compassion, with an emphasis on education, scientific inquiry and global responsibility. “These are the ideals we aim to instill in our UC San Diego faculty, staff and students,” said Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. To be recognized for these qualities by one’s peers, in addition to being a top-notch scientist, is indeed an achievement to be proud of. Congratulations Sara!

CROI 2019 is held from March 4 to March 7, 2019, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington. The HNRP has a strong showing with research on various aspects of HIV infection.

Listing of posters and presentations:

Dubé K, Nathan A, Mathur K, Concha-Garcia S, Patel H, Kaytes A, Taylor J, Smith D, Gianella S.. Altruism in end of life HIV research: Insights from the Last Gift Study.

Ellis R. Beneficial effects of cannabis on blood brain barrier and inflammation in HIV.

Gandhi M, Smeaton L, Vernon C, Connick E. Low rate of sex-specific analyses in CROI presentations suggests room to improve.

Gianella S, Chaillon A, Ignacio C, Chun T, Kovacs C, Benko E, Hubner S, Kaul R. Compartmentalized HIV Rebound in the Male Genital Tract after ART Interruption.

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