|UIC Psychiatry Department News|
September 9, 2011
Second Annual Research Extravaganza - September 15th
Mason Takes Lead with International HIV/AIDS Triangle Partnership
Sally Mason, PhD, LCSW has taken over the role of Principal Investigator of the HIV/AIDS Triangle Partnership, a collaboration between UIC, the Institute of Social Work in Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania, and Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. The Partners are improving care and support for orphans and vulnerable children by providing in-service social work training to community-based workers, as well as addressing Tanzania's and Ethiopia’s long-term need for skilled social workers by strengthening pre-service training programs. Dr. Mason has been a collaborator/consultant with these projects since 2007. Nathan Linsk, PhD, the previous Principal Investigator, recently retired from the University but will remain involved with the partnership as a program coordinator and consultant.
Carr to Receive UIC Award of Merit
Lori Carr, RN has been selected as one of the 2011 recipients of the UIC Award of Merit, which will be given at the November 2nd UIC Employee Recognition Award Program to be held at the UIC Forum. The Award of Merit is given in recognition of the following: overall excellence in all aspects of work performance; consistent delivery of user responsive service; creativity in problem solving and initiative; commitment to individual development and fostering growth; promotion of morale by leadership, teamwork, and enhancing work environment; and sensitivity to diversity and affirmative action accomplishments.
Presentation: Kaplan and Cantz Present at SAMHSA Panel
Kalman Kaplan, PhD and Paul Cantz, PsyD presented "Suicide Prevention and Life Promotion: A Biblical Way of Dealing with Life’s Darkest Times" at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) panel on Suicide Prevention held at Alexandria, Virginia on September 8, 2011.
Presentation: Cantz and Kaplan to Present at Psychology and the Other Conference
Paul Cantz PsyD and Kalman Kaplan, PhD will present “Cross Cultural Reflections on the “Other”: Hebraism and Hellenism redux" at the Psychology and the Other annual conference to be held at Cambridge, Massachusetts on October 3, 2011. See: http://www.psychologyandtheother.com/?page_id=7
Stein and Anderson Participate in UIC Health and Education Fair
Mark Stein, PhD and Jill Anderson, PhD, APN participated in the UIC Medical Center’s free Health and Education Fair for UIC employees and the community that was held on Tuesday, September 6th. The event included brief presentations and “Meet the Doc” opportunities to ask questions and receive information from UIC’s primary care physicians and specialists. See: http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/uicnews/articledetail.cgi?id=15629
Madigan Organizes “NAMIWalks” Team
Jean Madigan of the Pediatric Brain Research And InterventioN (BRAIN) Center is organizing a team for NAMIWalks, the walkathon event of the National Alliance on Mental Illness to be held at Chicago’s Grant Park (Arvey Field) on Sunday, September 18, 2011, beginning at 11 a.m.
To join team: http://www.nami.org/namiwalks11/GCH/madiganmarchers
To make a donation: http://www.nami.org/namiwalks10/GCH/jmadigan
October 4 Workshop on Grants Human Subjects Section
CCTS and OVCR will present the second of three workshops, this one focused on the human subjects section in grants, on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 from 12 noon – 1 pm at Room 2175, COMRB, 909 S. Wolcott.
KL2 Scholars Award RFA - NEW DUE DATE: October 17
Applications for the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Scholars Award are due by October 17. 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.
Editor’s Note: Starting with this issue, the Department Newsletter will include brief reports of new major grants submitted for consideration (details confirmed with Mehda Pandey prior to publication.) It is not anticipated to be a complete list of all grant activities.
Toya Clay, MD, Director of the Illinois DocAssist Program, has recently received a five-year grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Illinois DocAssist is housed at the Institute for Juvenile Research. The Illinois DocAssist Case Consultation Rounds supports monthly discussions between child psychiatrists and pediatric primary care providers at Alivio Medical Center to improve pediatric mental health care in the primary care setting.