Welcome to the Translational Methamphetamine
AIDS Research Center
The Translational Methamphetamine AIDS Research Center (TMARC) is a NIDA-funded grant (award number P50DA026306) that aims to provide scientific leadership, technical support, and opportunities for training in order to coalesce the efforts of an interdisciplinary group of investigators to elucidate the combined effects of methamphetamine (METH), HIV infection, and aging on the central nervous system (CNS).
TMARC Staff Participate in San Diego Pride 2016
As in years past the staff of the Translational Methamphetamine AIDS Research Center will host a booth at the San Diego Pride event on July 16 and 17, 2016. Stop by and say hello! Have some fun and spin the wheel for a prize (while supplies last).
Welcome to the Newest TMARC Recruiter!
Robert Bryan has joined the study participant recruiting team at the TMARC. He brings with him extensive experience in Substance Abuse and Mental Health Counseling. Robert has been active in the community serving on multiple committees dealing with a diverse range of issues including The Faith-Based Action Coalition, Recovery Happens San Diego, Project Homeless Connect, and The Association of Community Housing Solutions. His community service has contributed to his success in matching participants to our research studies. Besides his professional work ethic and experience, his genuine caring demeanor has already touched the lives of the participants as well as his fellow colleagues.
Igor Grant Received 2016 Paul Satz–International Neuropsychological Society Career Mentoring Award
The Paul Satz Award recognizes Dr. Grant’s career contributions to the mentorship of doctoral students. In the award presentation it was noted that Dr. Grant has mentored 35 Ph.D.s and M.D.s, and served as the primary dissertation advisor to 23 of these as part of the UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. The nominees were two former graduate students that Dr. Grant mentored, Sean Rourke, Ph.D., who is now Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and Jennifer Manly, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurology at Columbia University.
Erica Weber and Jordan Cattie awarded their PhDs on June 14, 2015
Dr. Igor Grant, Director of the TMARC, congratulates Erica Weber and Jordan Cattie who were awarded their PhDs at the UCSD graduation ceremony on June 14, 2015. Both Dr. Weber and Dr. Cattie's dissertations were conducted under the direction of investigators at UCSD's NIDA Center of Excellence, the Translational Methamphetamine AIDS Research Center. The titles of their dissertations are "Self-Generation of Prospective Memory in HIV-Infected Methamphetamine Users" (Weber) and Theory of Mind and Risk Behavior in Individuals with HIV and Methamphetamine Dependence (Cattie). Dr Weber heads to the Kessler Foundation in New Jersey for a postdoctoral fellowship while Dr. Cattie will be doing her postdoc at McLean Hospital. Congratulations Drs. Weber and Cattie!