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Clinical Translational Research Core

We support translational studies and cross-disciplinary investigation in epidemiology, behavioral health, clinical trials, and public health. The Core will expand its longitudinal database from the existing clinical cohorts to include neuropsychiatric and neurocognitive assessment of a large well-characterized urban minority patient population. The core assists in the development, design, and performance of studies that transition basic research to the bedside and at the same time foster the transition of clinical observations and hypotheses to the laboratory. This Core further interacts with the International HIV Medicine and Research Core to provide training in advanced HIV care and neurocognitive assessment that can be used at the international site to both improve the quality of patient care and also to perform meaningful neurocognitive assessment that benefits patients as well as the research community.


Brian Wigdahl, PhD
International HIV Medicine Research Core Leader
Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Drexel University College of Medicine
2900 Queen Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Nancy Minniti, PsyD
Clinical and Behavioral Core Co-Leader
Clinical Neuropsychologist
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Temple University Hospital
3401 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140