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 Represented at INS 45th Annual Meeting
TMARC affiliated presenters at the 45th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society include Drs. Lisa Obermeit and Erin Morgan. The presentations explore sexual risk taking intentions and emotional regulation. These topics could lead to improved understanding and treatments to prevent HIV transmission and substance abuse.
Obermeit L, Morgan E, Iudicello J, Heaton R, Grant I. 2017. The cognitive profile of sexual risk taking intentions. 45th Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society.
Morgan E, Doyle K, Heaton R, Villalobos J, Grant I. 2017. Higher levels of emotion dysregulation in methamphetamine users compared to non-users relates to neurobehavioral deficits and craving. 45th Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society.
Click here to review the posters (the ordering of the citations is alphabetical by title within year).
IAPAC 2016 Presentation: Daily Text Message Responses as Compared to Retrospective Self Report of Antiretroviral Adherence among HIV-infected Methamphetamine Users
Dr. David J. Moore recently presented “Daily Text Message Responses as Compared to Retrospective Self Report of Antiretroviral Adherence among HIV-infected Methamphetamine Users” at the 11th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence (IAPAC). Among a sample of individuals living with HIV and who reported recent methamphetamine (METH) use, responses to text messages sent as medication prompts were significantly associated with an objective “gold standard” for measuring medication adherence (i.e., Medication Event Monitoring System; MEMS).
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
- Erica Weber and Jordan Cattie awarded their PhDs on June 14, 2015
- Jessica Montoya, M.S., Announced as Society of Behavioral Medicine Meritorious Student Winner
- International Research Collaboration in Russia