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!
Jessica Montoya, M.S., Announced as Society of Behavioral Medicine Meritorious Student Winner
Jessica Montoya's abstract submission for this year’s Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) annual meeting, which takes place April 22-25, 2015, has been selected by the reviewers and Program Committee as an excellent student author submission, and will be recognized as a Meritorious Student Abstract. Ms. Montoya is a 4th year doctoral student in the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program (JDP) in Clinical Psychology who works under the supervision of David J. Moore, Ph.D. and Igor Grant, M.D.
International Research Collaboration in Russia
Drs. Igor Grant (University of California, San Diego) and Evgeny Krupitsky (Pavlov State Medical University, St. Petersburg) are conducting research looking at the effects of heroin abstinence on the immune system in HIV-infected individuals. The study, titled “Heroin Abstinence Induced HPA & SAM Dysregulation Disrupts HIV Virologic Control”, aims to demonstrate the feasibility of conducting research on drug abuse and neuroAIDS in Russia. Results from the study could pinpoint when and if immune dysregulation during heroin detoxification increases the risk of neurocognitive impairment through loss of virologic control.
Study Assesses Functional Deficits Due to HIV and Methamphetamine Use
The National Institute on Drug Abuse published an article by investigator Dr. Steven Paul Woods and collaborator, Kaitlin Blackstone, on the burden of methamphetamine (METH) use and human immunodeficiency virus imposes on daily functioning. The study comes out of research based on TMARC and assesses everyday cognitive symptoms, instrumental activities of daily living, basic activities of daily living, and employment.
The study explains the relationship between METH use, being HIV+, and having a higher risk for functional dependence in most domains of daily life and the need for assistance of everyday tasks.
To read the full article, please click here.
- Newly Funded Grant - Endocannabinoids, Cannabis, and Neurocognitive Deficits in HIV
- Igor Grant Announced as New Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego
- David Moore Featured in UC Social Media Campaign Video "PrEParing for HIV"
- TMARC Investigators and Trainees Featured in New Textbook on the Neuropsychology of Substance Use Disorders