- The aim of the HIV and Addictions Neuroscience Laboratory in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois-Chicago is to study the effects of HIV and drugs of abuse on cognitive processes such as memory and attention which in turn may affect adherence to treatment and vulnerability to continued high-risk behavior.
- Our work is truly interdisciplinary and includes collaboration with the UIC Department of Medicine - Section of Infectious Disease , the Addiction Psychiatry program at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, and community substance abuse treatment programs and clinics providing AIDS care. We are committed to rigorous and clinically relevant science, respect and dignity of all study participants, and partnerships with treatment providers as well as other researchers.
- The lab is supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Allergy and Infectious Disease, and the State of Illinois.
- Our scientists direct local, national, and international research devoted to understanding the impact of drug abuse and HIV on the brain and nervous system, especially in regard to possible changes in cognition, decision-making, and everyday functioning.