International NeuroHIV Cure Consortium (INHCC) Summer Mentee Program: The Spudich Lab at Yale hosts mentees through the INHCC's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summer Program, an immersive experience that introduces neurosciences to high school and community college students who are typically underrepresented in the field. Spudich Lab mentees participated virtually in a variety of experiences in 2021, including: conducting real-data research; developing and performing at-home studies; completing virtual, interactive labs; and presenting findings to the INHCC audience. Spudich Lab members held autobiographical talks, sharing their academic and professional experiences. The mentees also participated in a virtual seminar series alongside other INHCC mentees, where they learned about topics of research, career pathways, and academic insights from several of the INHCC's more than 25 global collaborators.
Dr. Spudich was a plenary speaker at this year's AAN meeting on post-COVID neurologic syndrome. Her talk is highlighted on the Yale Neurology website.
Dr. Spudich organized and co-chaired the NIH Neurologic and Psychiatric Issues in SARS-Cov-2 meeting.
The COVID Mind Study at Yale, our multidisciplinary, clinical study of long-term consequences of COVID-19, is open and enrolling, and we welcome referrals.
Along with Josh Cyktor, PhD at the University of Pittsburgh and colleagues at Yale and Johns Hopkins, our lab has been awarded a new R01 from NIH/NIMH, "CNS Viral Persistence and Neuropsychiatric Perturbations in HIV: Single cell and Molecular Interrogation."
Yale medical student Julian Weiss, a key member of our lab, has been awarded a Grant for Emerging Researchers/Clinicians Mentorship (GERM) from the Infectious Disease Society of America/HIV Medicine Association - his second GERM award for work with our lab.