Current Topics in the Neurobiology of Disease course

GS14 1021 Fall 2022 Course Topic: Neurobiology of HIV

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.

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

Lecture Time and Location
Tuesday, August 30 through December 13
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
online via WebEx videoconference

Lecture Schedule 

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Password: NOD22


Brain Awareness Week 2022

Brain Night for Kids at McGovern Health Museum (1515 Hermann Dr.) scheduled for the 2022 Brain Awareness Week was held on Thursday, March 17. Held annually, this free event is part of international “Brain Awareness Week” and packed with exciting activities for kids! Families are invited to hold a real human brain, get their faces painted, learn about reflexes and explore how the brain works.