University of Hawaii Neuroscience and MRI Research Program

Research Topics

HIV/AIDS & Related Conditions

 Neural correlates of working memory training for HIV patients"

(PI: Linda Chang, M.D.; funding source: NIDA - 1R01 DA035659; Project Period: 09/15/12 – 06/30/17)

This is a double-blind placebo controlled trial that utilizes a novel computerized working memory training program to improve the cognitive function in HIV patients. We further aim to evaluate the brain changes associated with the training effects using functional MRI techniques. We will also determine whether individuals with a particular genotype will show better training effects. Lastly, we will explore whether neuroinflammation may impact the training effects.

Christina Walker - phone: (808) 586-7459; e-mail:
Deborrah Castillo - phone: (808) 586-7468; e-mail:

All information and data obtained for the research are strictly confidential.

University of Hawaii | John A. Burns School of Medicine | The Queen's Medical Center

Last Updated: January 2014
For questions or to report problems, please email nmr -AT- hawaii -DOT- edu.
This website is part of the University of Hawaii Department of Medicine.