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Comprehensive NeuroAIDS Center (CNAC)



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Spring 2014 CNAC Newsletter


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



Developmental Core Request for Applications


The Developmental Core Request for Applications is now closed. Please check back in the future for more information on the next RFA. For more information please email cnac@temple.edu.



City-Wide NeuroAIDS Discussion Group


The last of three City-Wide NeuroAIDS Discussion Group meetings planned for 2014 will be held at the University of Pennsylvania on Monday, December 15, 2014. Dr. Una O’Doherty, Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, will keynote the meeting, with additional presentations by early-stage investigators at Temple University’s School of Medicine and Drexel University’s College of Medicine relating to this year’s topic, “Viral Eradication and Novel Strategies for Treatment of HIV/AIDS”. Information will be updated as it becomes available. To receive updates and more information, please email andrea.albelda@temple.edu.



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.