Program Schedule

HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disease: Mechanisms and Treatment Approaches

Session: Symposium: Complex Medical Management of HIV-Infected Patients
Saturday, October 11, 2014: 9:30 AM
Room: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: 120-ABC
Serena Spudich, MD, Department of Neurology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Dr. Spudich graduated from medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), then pursued residency training at the University of Washington in Internal Medicine and at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital combined program in Neurology. She returned to UCSF as a fellow in NeuroHIV working with Dr. Richard Price, remaining at UCSF until moving to Yale in 2010. Her clinical research explores the pathogenesis and treatment of HIV in the nervous system. The major focus of her recent program has been the investigation of the effects of acute HIV infection and early treatment on the central nervous system, in order to understand the establishment of a brain reservoir of HIV infection and to assess early immune and injury responses which may have an effect on trajectory of central nervous system disease. Her roles as Vice-Chair of the Neurology Collaborative Science Group and as a member of the Cure Transformative Science Group in the AIDS Clinical Trials Group have afforded her insight into key current clinical and translational issues in HIV, as well as valuable experience in the implementation and conduct of multisite clinical trials. She collaborates with colleagues of multiple disciplines in clinical studies in urban centers in the United States and Europe as well as in Bangkok, Thailand. Dr. Spudich cares for for HIV-infected patients with neurological disorders at the Nathan Smith HIV Clinic at Yale.

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