Victor Valcour, MD, PhD

SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
Address675 Nelson Rising Lane
San Francisco CA 94158
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    University of VermontM.D.1994School of Medicine

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    Dr. Valcour is a Professor of Medicine with a shared appointment in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Department of Neurology. His work crosses disciplines to research and care for cognitive disorders in aging populations and to understand brain injury in the setting of HIV among all ages, including funded pediatric HIV studies. His clinical work involves consultations for patients with cognitive disorders at the Memory and Aging Center/UCSF.

    While much of Dr. Valcour's research is completed at UCSF, he has a large internationa porfolio with many opportunities for junior investigators. Within Southeast Asia, he is Deputy Director of SEARCH/Thailand operating research in acute HIV (within days of infection), pediatric HIV, and markers of dementia in chronic HIV. In Africa, he has partnered with the US Military HIV Research Program to survey cognitive disorders among HIV-infected individuals in Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.

    Dr. Valcour is broadly involved in mentoring individuals at all levels of training who are interested in clinical research related to cognitive disorders, particularly in association with HIV infection. He has extensive global health experience.


    Dr. Valcour’s research interests have two major emphases. He is currently developing a research program that aims to understand optimal care strategies for elders who develop dementia. Nested within the UCSF Memory and Aging Center, the long-term goal of this program is to provide model care for elders with cognitive disorders.

    Dr. Valcour is internationally recognized for research in cognitive disorders related to HIV. He currently operates 3 NIH R01 series grants within 3 novel cohorts: (1) a chronic HIV infected cohort followed since first initiation of cART; (2) an acute HIV cohort of individuals infected for less than one month at enrollment; (3) and a pediatric cohort in Thailand and Cambodia. He is the Deputy Director of SEARCH/Thailand (www.SEARCHThailand.org). He also operates the UCSF HIV Over 60 Cohort focused on understanding cognitive disorders in the older HIV population living in the San Francisco Bay area. New research will survey of cognitive disorders in HIV for individuals living in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Nigeria.


    Dr. Valcour is actively engaged in mentoring individuals wishing to become independent clinical researchers. His research portfolio provides a broad array of local and international projects that can serve as resources for mentored projects. Dr. Valcour serves as an Executive Committee member of the AIDS Research Institute (ARI)

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    Impact of Treatment on Brain Integrity in the Earliest Stages of HIV Infection
    NIH/NIMH R01MH113560Aug 25, 2017 - May 31, 2022
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Machine learning to distinguish HAND from Alzheimer's disease in HIV over age 60
    NIH/NIMH R01MH113406May 1, 2017 - Jan 31, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Interventions for Symptom Management in Older Patients with HAND
    NIH/NINR R01NR015223Sep 26, 2014 - Jun 30, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Midcareer Mentoring Award for Patient-Oriented Research in HIV and Cognition
    NIH/NIMH K24MH098759Dec 6, 2012 - Nov 30, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Long-Term CNS Consequences of Treatment During Acute Infection
    NIH/NIMH R01MH095613Jul 26, 2011 - May 31, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Neurodevelopment and Imaging among HIV-infected Children from the PREDICT study
    NIH/NIMH R01MH089722May 18, 2010 - Mar 31, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Central Nervous System Effects in Acute HIV Seroconversion
    NIH/NIMH R21MH086341Jul 1, 2009 - May 31, 2013
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Dementia in HIV patients over 60 years of age
    NIH/NIA K23AG032872Sep 30, 2008 - Jul 31, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Peripheral Reservoir of HIV DNA in Monocytes Pivotal to Cognition in HIV
    NIH/NINDS R01NS061696Aug 15, 2008 - Jul 31, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Macrophages, HAART, and HIV dementia in Thailand
    NIH/NIMH R21MH072388Aug 1, 2005 - Jul 31, 2008
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Computational Anatomy and Multidimensional Modeling
    NIH P41RR013642Sep 30, 1998 - Sep 6, 2012
    Role: Co-Investigator
    NIH P20RR011091Sep 30, 1995 - Jan 31, 2011
    Role: Co-Investigator

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