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Translational Research in NeuroAIDS and Mental Health

ME: 200.701

This course uses state of the art web-based technology and is taught by multiple established researchers in the field of Neuroimmunology. 

Justin McArthur.jpgJustin McArthur
Dr. Amanda BrownAmanda Brown, PhD

Directed by Dr. Justin McArthur, and Co-directed by Dr. Amanda Brown,  the didactic portion of the 12-week course is archived on Blackboard.  Lecture highlights and journal club are held using an online webinar in which the slides and lecturer are visible to all and there is a window in which participants can at any time type in questions.  This setup allows students and lecturers anywhere in the country to actively engage in discussions.  Currently, in addition to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, participants are from the following sites:

•   John Burns School of Medicine, The University of Hawaii at Manoa

•   University of Hawaii at Honolulu, Leahi Hospital

•   University of Puerto Rico, San Juan

•   Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Puerto Rico

•   Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine, Puerto Rico

•   Boston College, and

•   Washington University, St. Louis. 

•   Baylor College of Medicine

•   Case Western University

•   Cedars-Sinai University California Los Angeles

•   Drexel University

•   Emory University

•   Hampton University

•   Rush University

•   University of Harvard, Partners

•   University of Illinois

•   University of Kansas

•   University of Kentucky

•   University of North Carolina

•   University of Pennsylvania

•   University of Rochester

•   University of San Diego

•   Virginia Commonwealth University

The course is followed up with a laboratory based research experience for up to 3 months for select students to generate preliminary data for grant applications focused on problems in NeuroAIDS. Recently, a third enhancement to the program was developed in which pilot grants in the amount of $20,000 are awarded after competitive review of applications. Funding through the NIMH R25 Grant program supports the training of under-represented minority graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty as well as individuals who are not members of minority groups but are engaged in diversity related research. (NIMH Grant #5R25MH080661-02).

Website: Translational Research in NeuroAIDS and Mental Health

To view funded Pilot Grants click here >>>

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