|UIC Psychiatry Department News|
August 26, 2011
Second Annual Research Extravaganza - September 15th
Fore Named President-Elect of IPS
Effective May 2011, Peter Fore, MD, PhD has been named President-Elect of the Illinois Psychiatric Society (IPS), the Illinois district branch of the American Psychiatric Association.
S. Pandey Selected as Field Editor for Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Subhash Pandey, PhD has been selected as field editor for Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research journal. This is one of the premier journals in the field of alcoholism research, and is the official journal of the Research Society on Alcoholism and the International Society for Biomedical Research of Alcoholism.
J. Cook Receives Career Contribution Award
Judith Cook, PhD received the Career Contribution to the Sociology of AIDS Award from the Sociologist AIDS Network (SAN) at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association held in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 20-23, 2011. The award goes to a distinguished senior scholar who has increased the use of sociological perspectives in HIV/AIDS research and served as a community resource for sociologists working in HIV/AIDS.
Dwivedi to Speak at International Scientific Meeting
Yogesh Dwivedi, PhD will speak on “Signal Transduction Dysregulation in Suicide” at the 1st International Scientific meeting of the Quebec Suicide Research Network and the International Academy for Suicide Research to be held at Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Montreal, Canada on August 25-27, 2011. For information, see: http://www.hlhl.qc.ca/documents/pdf/Recherche/Evenements/IASR_RQRS_detailed_Program.pdf
Qu Co-Inventor on Successful Stem Cell Patents
Tingyu Qu, MD, PhD reports he is co-inventor with his colleagues on three of twenty-five patents granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office in 2010 for inventions filed by UIC College of Medicine faculty members, according to the Annual Report of the UIC Offices of Technology Management (OTM). Dr. Qu has co-authored and filed nine patents to date, five of which have been successfully transferred outside the University and licensed by stem cell companies. As the primary inventor for the patent entitled, “Production of Analgesic Cells by Novel Cell Reprogramming Technology (DE100)” (reported to UIC’s OTM in 2011), Dr. Qu has been granted a US Department of Defense award to conduct further research and development of stem cell technologies. The Report can be viewed at: http://otm.illinois.edu/node/4197; patent summary at:
Carmin Presents Workshop at Beck Institute
Cheryl Carmin, PhD provided an all-day workshop on cognitive therapy for anxiety disorders held at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Philadelphia on August 17. There were 180 people from the US and six foreign countries in attendance.
Smalheiser Chairs International Society for Neurochemistry Symposium
Neil Smalheiser, MD, PhD will serve as Chair and speaker for a symposium on “Non-coding RNAs and Synaptic Plasticity,” at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry to be held in Athens, Greece on August 28-September 1, 2011. See: http://www.neurochemistry.org/.
Smalheiser Named to Editorial Boards
Dr. Smalheiser has also joined the editorial boards of PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science), as well as three medical informatics journals (Health Information Science and Systems, Network Modeling and Analysis in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics, and Health Systems).
Staff Recognized as Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy “SIR” Advisors
Five department members have been recognized for their service as Student Inquiry and Research (SIR) program advisors for the 2010-11 academic year by the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA). IMSA student, Irene Jiang worked with Melissa Lamar, PhD and Mailynn Grajewski, and IMSA student, Julianne Crawford worked with Pauline Maki, PhD, Antonia Savarese and Mary Winters. The SIR program provides opportunities for students to conduct original research, create products and services, share their work through presentations and publications, and earn awards and recognition from prestigious competitions. See: https://www3.imsa.edu/learning/inquiry/forms/for_SIR.
Workshop “Navigating the UIC Research System” on September 6
CCTS and OVCR will present the first of three workshops, “Navigating the UIC Research System,” on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 from 12 noon – 1 pm at Room 2175, COMRB, 909 S. Wolcott. This presentation will include an introduction to web-based resources for finding funding as well as a review of the process for submitting a grant at UIC. For more information, see:
KL2 Scholars Award RFA due October 15
Applications for the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Scholars Award are due by October 15. The award supports clinical research training and career development for individuals in clinical disciplines and professions. The RFA and the application can be found at: http://go.uic.edu/KL2.