Igor Grant
M.D., F.R.C.P.(C)

Igor Grant, M.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He is Director of the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program (HNRP), which includes the California NeuroAIDS Tissue Network (CNTN), the Translational Methamphetamine AIDS Research Center (TMARC), the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center (HNRC), the CNS HIV Anti-Retroviral Therapy Effects Research (CHARTER) and the University of California Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR). Dr. Grant is the founding Editor of the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society and founding co-editor of the journal AIDS and Behavior.

Plaque of Appreciation presented to Chancellor Pradeep Khosla

On November 10th, 2015, the Co-Conveners of UCSD Council of Chairs presented a plaque of appreciation from UCSD Chairs to Chancellor Pradeep Khosla.

Pictured (from left to right): Pamela Ratcliff (Co-convener, Chair of History), Chancellor Pradeep Khosla, Igor Grant (Co-convener, Chair of Psychiatry), and Duncan Agnew (Co-convener, Chair of Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics).

Igor Grant Announced as New Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego

This message was sent on behalf of Dr. David Brenner, Vice Chancellor, UC San Diego Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine, and Paul Viviano, Chief Executive Officer, UC San Diego Health System, to UC San Diego Health Sciences Faculty and Staff.

We are pleased to announce that Igor Grant, MD, FRCP(C), an internationally recognized neuropsychiatrist, has been named the new Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Grant has been at UC San Diego more than 40 years and has served as Executive Vice Chair in the department for the past 20. He will succeed Lewis Judd, MD, who is stepping down after 36 years in the position – the longest serving department chair in the history of the university.

Dr. Grant takes the reins of a psychiatry department that consistently has been highly ranked nationally, with a research and clinical faculty second to none. Over the years, Dr. Grant has been an essential contributor to much of that achievement, holding a variety of leadership positions.

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Dr. Grant celebrates awarding of PhD in Clinical Psychology to graduate student Jordan Cattie on June 14, 2015

Dr. Grant celebrates awarding of PhD in Clinical Psychology to graduate student Jordan Cattie at the UCSD ceremony on June 14, 2015. The newly minted Dr. Cattie distinguished herself during her graduate training by conducting an innovative study on social cognition in relation to HIV infection and methamphetamine abuse among participants in the UCSD HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program. Dr. Grant served as Jordan's Guidance Committee and Dissertation Committee Chair. Dr. Cattie heads to a postdoc fellowship at the Harvard affiliated McLean Hospital, and then will be applying for a position at Emory University.

Congratulations Jordan!

Previous SDSU/UCSD JDP graduate appointed as Fellow to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Sean B. Rourke, Ph.D. was appointed as a Fellow to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. The Academy recognizes the full breadth of academic health science ranging from fundamental science to social science and population health. Fellows elected to the Academy have been well recognized by their peers nationally and internationally for their contributions to the promotion of health science. They have demonstrated leadership, creativity, distinctive competencies and a commitment to advance academic health science.

This award was in recognition of his work transforming how population health and community-based research is done to have a stronger impact on policies and front-line services, and to solve complex health problems for people living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS.

Dr. Rourke worked closely with Dr. Igor Grant during the formative years of his career and was a graduate of the San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego (SDSU/UCSD) Joint Doctoral Program (JDP) in Clinical Psychology.

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