The Psychology Colloquium & the CSULB RIMI project
Health Equity research seminar series presents
Ethnic/racial disparities in HIV/AIDS: Impact on neurocognitive and functional outcomes
April D. Thames, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor-in-Residence, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
University of California Los Angeles
March 20 br>
3:30 - 4:30
Dr. April D. Thames is an Assistant Professor at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. She recently received an NIH Career Development Award (K-23) to develop her laboratory in cultural neuropsychology, neuroscience, and health disparities. Dr. Thames has focused her research on the neurological and neurocognitive effects of infectious disease, substance abuse, and cerebrovascular risk factors among underrepresented groups, particularly ethnic/racial minorities. She is Principal Investigator on four grant supported studies targeting (1) Neuroimaging and neurocognitive correlates of HIV and Hepatitis C disease severity; (2) the impact of stereotype threat and perceived discrimination in neurocognitive performance in African Americans; and (3) neurological and functional consequences of HIV in geriatric HIV adults (4) genetic predictors of cognitive impairment. In her clinical work, Dr. Thames is particularly interested in cognitive issues that disproportionately impact ethnic and racially diverse aging populations. She was recently appointed as Chair of Division 40 Ethnic Minority Affairs committee.
Funding for this seminar was made possible by award number P20MD003942 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. The views expressed by the speaker do not necessarily reflect the official views of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities or the National Institutes of Health.
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