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CNAC Developmental Core 2015 Request for Applications


The CNAC Developmental Core is now accepting materials for the 2015 Developmental Pilot Grants!  Please see attached flyer for more details.  All materials are due by Friday, April 3.



February 2015 City-Wide NeuroAIDS Discussion Group


On Monday February 16, CNAC hosted Mario Stevenson, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Division of Infectious Diseases at Miller School of Medicine at University of Miami, as part of our ongoing City-Wide NeuroAIDS Discussion Group. Dr. Stevenson presented on “Obstacles to Eradication of HIV” and was accompanied by presentations from Prasun Datta, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Temple Department of Neuroscience; Colleen Kovacsics, PhD Candidate in Dr. Dennis Kolson’s lab at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine; and Lindsay Festa, PhD Candidate in Dr. Olimpia Meucci’s lab at the Drexel University College of Medicine. 


The next City-Wide NeuroAIDS Discussion Group will be held once again in conjunction with the Drexel University Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease International Symposium in June 2015.  Please check back for more details!



December 2014 City-Wide NeuroAIDS Discussion Group


The final City-Wide NeuroAIDS Discussion Group of 2014 took place on Monday, December 15, 2014 at the University of Pennsylvania. The keynote presentation, “How invisible is the HIV reservoir?”, was given by Dr. Una O’Doherty, Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Presentations were also given by Dr. Tracy Fischer from the Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Florin Tuluc from the University of Pennsylvania, and Natalie Chen, MD/PhD Candidate from the Drexel University College of Medicine.



Spring 2014 CNAC Newsletter


For a copy of the Spring 2014 CNAC Newsletter, please click here.



13th International Symposium on NeuroVirology


The 13th International Symposium on NeuroVirology will be held on June 2-6, 2015 at The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, California. For information on the International Society for NeuroVirology, please visit http://www.isnv.org.



2013 City-Wide NeuroAIDS Symposium


Two City-Wide NeuroAIDS Symposia were held in 2013. The first City-Wide NeuroAIDS Discussion Group took place on Monday, January 14, 2013 at Temple University’s Medical Education and Research Building. The topic of this first discussion group focused on "HIV and Aging", with a special keynote address by Avindra Nath, MD, Clinical Director of the NINDS. Presentations were also given by Kelly Jordan-Sciutto, PhD (University of Pennsylvania), Vanessa Pirrone, PhD (Drexel University), Dianne Langford, PhD (Temple University), and junior investigator Elizabeth Crowe, MD/PhD candidate (Drexel University).

The Second City-Wide NeuroAIDS Symposium took place on Monday, May 20, 2013 at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. The topic of discussion at this meeting was “HIV and co-Morbidities of the CNS” with the keynote address given by David Metzger, PhD, Director of the HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Division at the University of Pennsylvania. Yuri Persidsky, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Temple, presented on “Dysfunction of blood brain barrier in HIV-1 infection: Mechanisms and protective strategies”, with additional presentations given by Marianne Strazza, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow from Drexel University, and Patrick Regan, PhD candidate in Neuroscience from Temple University.