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Current Topics in the Neurobiology of Disease Course

UTHealth Neuroscience Research Center and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Current Topics in the Neurobiology of Disease – GS14 1021

Neurobiology of HIV

Directors: Jordan Lake, MD, MSc; Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH; Joy Schmitz, PhD and John Byrne, PhD

Course Description

This course is an integrated approach to neurological diseases, which includes background information as well the diagnosis, the treatment, and the biological mechanisms of the diseases under study .  The topic for Fall 2022 is “Neurobiology of HIV.” HIV infection is associated with neurological and cognitive difficulties. Antiretroviral drugs used to combat HIV have been shown to reduce neurocognitive dysfunction but numerous challenges remain. In addition to cognitive health, people living with HIV are vulnerable to psychosocial stressors, substance use disorders, and HIV-related stigma. This course will provide students with a broad understanding and appreciation of key topics related to the impact of HIV infection in the brain, specifically: (1) HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders; (2) biological therapies for HIV; and (3) the psychosocial impacts of HIV infection. Online lectures will be given by leading experts in the field from UTHealth and other universities across the country.

Current Topics in the Neurobiology of Disease – Fall 2022_Lecture Schedule

This course is open to graduate students, medical students, residents and postdoctoral fellows.

Course Requirements: Attendance and completion of final essay (based on a course lecture, Postdoctoral fellows are exempt)

Lecture Time and Location:
August 30 through December 13, 2021
Tuesdays, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Virtual via Webex

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Password: NOD22

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