Funded by NIMH program on mentoring to diversify mental health HIV research through innovative educational initiatives.
Course description: This course is designed to train the next generation of Neuro-AIDS researchers who will address issues faced by the minority populations with regards to neurocognitive impairment due to HIV infection. The course consists of a series of lectures and discussions, mentoring program and provides pilot grants to select few on a competitive basis.
Offered: Fall (August-December)
Course Coordinator: Heather Thomas, MBA
The course focuses on the issues related to co-morbidities associated with neuro-AIDS, such as mental illness, hepatitis C infection (HCV), drug and alcohol abuse, as well as issues that may be most relevant to underrepresented minorities.
Grading: Background class presentation – 25%; class discussion – 25%; final take-home exam – 50%.
- Present an opportunity to learn about all aspects of Neuro-AIDS research
- Create an environment for networking and collaboration between students and experienced scientists
- Offer an opportunity for partnerships among ethnic minority scientists working on complementary scientific projects
- Develop the next generation of researchers in Neuro-AIDS
Schedule: The course begins each year on the last Tuesday in August and runs until the third week of December. The class meets every Tuesday from 2:30-4:00 p.m. The course will run for a total of 12 weeks.