CTSI Seminar Series: Neuroimaging Biomarkers in HIV-Associated CNS Injury

neuroimagingThe CTSI Seminar Series for Spring 2014 continues on Tuesday, January 28th with a presentation by Giovanni Schifitto, MD, MS and Jianhui Zhong, PhD. Drs. Schifitto and Zhong will be presenting their research in a seminar entitled “Neuroimaging Biomarkers in HIV-Associated CNS Injury.” Neuroimaging biomarkers provide a non-invasive approach to study the central nervous system (CNS). In this presentation, Dr. Schifitto and Dr. Zhong will focus on magnetic resonance imaging and its application in investigating HIV-associated CNS injury. The presentation will be divided in three parts: 1. Introduction to HIV infection and HIV-associated neurological disorders; 2. Description of MRI techniques used to investigate the CNS; 3. Application of different MRI modalities to investigate HIV-associated CNS injury.

The theme of the Spring 2014 series is “Crossing Elmwood: River Campus-Medical Center Research Collaborations” and will showcase ongoing research collaborations between the University research community and the Medical Center. The series also aims to stimulate new research teams and areas of investigation capitalizing on the existing strength of faculty and programs. The Organizing Committee for the series includes Robert Holloway, MD, MPH, Peter Lennie, PhD, Rob Clark, PhD, Stephen Dewhurst, PhD, Karl Kieburtz, MD, MPH, David Williams, PhD, Richard Waugh, PhD,  and Joanna Olmsted, PhD.

The series takes place on Tuesdays from 12:15-1:15 pm in the Helen Wood Hall Auditorium. You can access the full schedule here. Lunch is provided. Please provide your own beverage. The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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