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.

The theme for the INS 2019 Annual Meeting in New York City is: Embracing the Biopsychosocial Melting Pot. This year mimics past years as researchers from the HNRP present a myriad of research topics related to cognition, HIV, substance use, medical measures and behavior.


Campbell L. Use of neuroimaging to inform optimal neurocognitive criteria for detecting HIV associated brain abnormalities.

Hussain M, Morgan E, Iudicello J, Heaton R, Grant I. Loneliness predicts risky sexual beliefs and intentions in Methamphetamine dependent (MA+) individuals.

Hussain M, Kamalan L, Diaz M, Umlauf A, Franklin D, Cherner M, Rivera-Mindt M, Artiola I Fortuny L, Heaton R. Predictors of neurocognitive impairment in Spanish-speaking Latinos living with HIV in the United States using newly developed neuropsychological test norms.

Mr. Saloner received a Blue Ribbon Award at the 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (APA) for his presentation “Is Alcohol Neuroprotective in Methamphetamine-Associated Neuropsychological Impairment?”

Several studies presented at the 2018 Alzheimer's Association International Conferenc  focused on how Alzheimer’s disease manifests in women.  HNRP investigator Erin Sundermann reported on how women may be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s later in disease course than men due to superior verbal performance that survives into the early stages of disease.  Women’s verbal compensation strategies on diagnostic tests may cause a delay in treatment.  Sex-specific cut scores could enable women to access treatment earlier and improve disease progression.

David Grelotti, HNRC investigator and UCSD Department of Psychiatry faculty, is an organizer for the 2018 UC Global Health Day. This conference occurs on April 22, 2018 at the Price Center on the UCSD main campus. The theme of this year’s conference is “committing to a healthier world”.

To view the program and to register for this interdisciplinary and collaborative event click here.

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