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In the News

HOPEKNOT
Dr. Pauline Maki Speaks at Women’s Brain Health Initiative: "The Hope-Knot Project: To Combat Women’s Brain Aging Disorders"
Check out "Hope-Knot Top 100 Club Launch" by Women's Brain Health Initiative on Vimeo:http://vimeo.com/74943679



 New study links menopause to memory loss

 Link: http://www.today.com/video/today/52019642#52019642 

 

 

 



 Healthbeat Report: Changing Bodies, Changing Brain

 Link: http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/health&id=8666552

 

 



 Chicago Researchers Discover Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy

 Link: http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/October-2011/Chicago-Researchers-Discover-Benefits-of-Hormone-Replacement-Therapy/

 



Sex matters: "60 Minutes" investigates men, women and drug dosage

Link: http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/sex-matters-60-minutes-investigates-men-women-and-drug-dosage/

 



Dr. Pauline Maki on the Cover of My Menopause Magazine: "Menopause and Mood What to Expect and What to Do"

Link: Click here!

Directions

Map



DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

From the North, take I-90/94, Kennedy Expressway, to West I-290, Eisenhower Expressway.

From the South, take I-90/94, Dan Ryan Expressway, to West I-290, Eisenhower Expressway.

From the West, take East I-290, Eisenhower Expressway.

Exit the Eisenhower Expressway at Ashland/Paulina. Turn south onto Ashland Avenue. Continue south on Ashland to Taylor Street. Turn west (right) onto Taylor, then north (right) on Wood Street.

PARKING: Patient/visitor parking is available in either of two the parking structures

At the corner of Paulina and Taylor

On Wood Street south of Taylor Street.

Short-term metered parking is available on Wood St. across from Wood & Taylor garage

Directions via CTA Train

Take the Pink Line to the Polk Street stop. Walk west on Polk Street to Wood Street and turn left (south).

Directions via CTA Bus

Take the #7 Harrison Bus to the Wood Street stop. Walk south on Wood Street to the Neuropsychiatric Institute.

Take the #9 Ashland Bus to the Taylor Street stop. Walk west on Taylor Street to Wood Street and turn right (north) to the Neuropsychiatric Institute

Take the #157 Streeterville/Taylor bus to the Polk Pink Line stop. Walk west on Polk Street to Wood Street and turn left (south). 

For more help see: http://uillinoismedcenter.org/content.cfm/di

 

 

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Name: Research Investigation of Soy & Estrogen (RISE)

Eligibility:  We are currently enrolling perimenopausal and menopausal women between the ages of 40 and 65. 

 

At menopause, women experience a dramatic drop in the production of the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Prescription hormone therapy contains estrogens, and women sometimes take prescription hormone therapy to treat some of the physical and psychological effects of these hormonal changes, including hot flashes, sleep disturbances, and mood alteration. Novasoy®400 is a soy-based dietary supplement that contains plant estrogens and is therefore called a phytoestrogen.

In many ways, a phytoestrogen acts similar to estrogen in the body. Many women are already using Novasoy®400 for the relief of menopausal symptoms like hot flashes. This product is commonly available through health food stores and can be obtained without a prescription.

Studies in women’s health do not provide a clear indication of whether soy improves hot flashes or not. We still do not know everything about the effects of phytoestrogens, such as soy, on hot flashes, mood, memory complaints, and anxiety and other menopausal symptoms in women.

The goal of RISE is to examine the effects of soy (NovaSoy®400) and estrogen on these menopausal symptoms in perimenopausal women. RISE is sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

 

Who Can Join?

• Healthy women aged 40 to 65
• Experiencing changes in menstrual cycle including:
  Duration, more or less bleeding, skipping a period or no period
• Experiencing hot flashes
• Have not had a hysterectomy
• Non-smoker

  

Name: Cognition and Menopause (CAMS)

Eligibility: We are currently enrolling perimenopausal and menopausal women between the ages of 40 and 65.

Who Can Join?

• Healthy women aged 40-65
• Experiencing severe hot flashes OR no hot flashes
• Have not had a hysterectomy
• Native English speaker
• Non-smoker

Participants will complete two visits that include tests of memory, concentration and other mental abilities and provide a small sample of blood, urine and saliva. Participants will wear a small hot flash monitor and sleep watch for three days. Sessions will be held at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center. If you are interested in learning more about our studies, please contact our study coordinator at 312-996-9029 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Participants will be paid for their participation.

 

Name: Stress and Cognition Research (SCORE)

Eligibility:  Contact Study Coordinator email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. phone 312-996-0745

Title: Stress and Cognition Research Study (SCORE)

Are you interested in participating in research? The Stress and Cognition Research Study (SCORE) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is looking for men and women who are HIV-positive and between the ages of 18 and 45. The study consists of 3 visits at UIC. During the visits we will ask you to give a small sample of blood and saliva as well as complete various tests of memory, concentration and other mental abilities. You must also be willing to take one tablet of hydrocortisone, a hormone naturally produced in your body.

Participants will be paid for their participation.

 

Contact

Research Coordinators:

Menopause Studies:

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

OR

Lacey Wisslead:   email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   phone: 312-355-2659
Katie D’Aunno:   email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   phone: 312-355-5652
HIV Studies:
Bruni Hirsch:   email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   phone: 312-996-0745  

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