|Women’s Mental Health Program|
Director: Vesna Pirec, M.D./Ph.D.
Research Director: Pauline Maki, Ph.D.
The Women's Mental Health Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago was established to provide excellence in clinical services, professional education, and research. The Women’s Mental Health Program has been nationally recognized for its achievement and has won two prestigious awards: The American Psychiatric Association’s Gold Achievement Award for innovative mental health service delivery, and the American College of Psychiatrists’ Award for Creativity in Psychiatric Education.
The Women’s Mental Health Program at UIC remains the only program in Illinois to offer both inpatient and outpatient women's mental health services, and the only program to also provide both inpatient and outpatient services specifically for pregnant women. As home to one of only two Women's Mental Health Fellowships in the country, UIC is also dedicated to shaping the future of women's mental health through education.
The Women’s Mental Health Program will play a crucial role in implementing the recently passed Mothers Act (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=s110-1375), which calls for increased support for education, research, and clinical interventions for Postpartum Depression.
At UIC, dedication to excellence in clinical practice is the foundation for advancing the frontier of women’s mental health practices through research and education.