|UIC Psychiatry Department News|
December 2, 2011
Award: Bell Awarded The CCTS 2011 KL2 Scholar Award
Aleeca Bell, PhD, Nurse-Midwife will receive mentoring from three prominent faculty in the College of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry: Dr. Sue Carter, Dr. John Davis, and Dr. Pauline Maki. Their collaborative effort, which includes Dr. Leah Rubin, will focus on an epidemiologic and case-control epigenetic study titled “Oxytocin-Related Predictors of Postpartum Mood and Mothering Behaviors” using the UK’s Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children population database.
Award: Gavin Awarded The CCTS 2012 Professional Development Award
David P. Gavin, MD accepted this award November 7, 2011. This award is intended to provide mentored post-doctoral training to fellows and junior faculty as they transition into careers as independent clinical/translational investigators. The project is entitled “GADD45b and DNA Demethylation Pathways in Psychosis.”
Book: Bell Co-Editor of Families & HIV/AIDS
Carl C. Bell, MD co-edited the book with Willo Pequegnat and the book is now available on the internet. This work is relevant to the UIC’s efforts to work with Primary Care, Pediatrics,
Miles Square Federally Qualified Health ’s, and the School Based Clinics as this is a way to do health and mental health prevention and health and mental health promotion. The front matter is available at: http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-1-4614-0438-5/front-matter.pdf.
DEPARTMENT JOB POSTINGS
Visiting Research Data Analyst
Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), seeks one full-time Visiting Research Data Analyst to join the UIC Clinical Services in Psychopharmacology program. Duties include compiling and entering data on the utilization of psychotropic medications for state wards, collaborating with the Department of Children and Family Services, Division of Guardian & Advocacy office, and engaging in liaison activities with various childcare agencies. Additional opportunities may include involvement in different phases of survey research, including instrumentation, data management, data analysis, qualitative research, and manuscript and grant writing. Bachelor’s Degree (Masters preferred) preferably in a relevant health or mental health related discipline, social science health. A minimum of one year of experience in a position involving clinical psychosocial, health, or epidemiology services/research. Must be proficient in data entry and analysis, word processing, and other software. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. For fullest consideration, applicants must apply online at: https://jobs.uic.edu/default.cfm?page=job&jobID=7410&returnPage=searchResults
and submit a cover letter CV/resume, written samples, and names of 3 references,
Attn: Alice Gutierrez, by January 9, 2012. UIC is an AA/EO Employer.
Link for Job Posting on https://jobs.uic.edu
Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience
Department of Psychiatry
We are seeking an enthusiastic, well-trained molecular/cellular neurobiologist with an interest in the developing nervous system. The Department of Psychiatry brings together scientists and clinicians from different disciplines and departments who study neural and behavioral processes and how these relate to the etiology and treatment of psychiatric illness, including neurodevelopmental disorders. UIC is a research intensive university that boasts a rich and interdisciplinary neuroscience community within a vibrant, cosmopolitan, city that offers a rich and varied academic environment.
Faculty – University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Department of Psychiatry
The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago is expanding and is looking to fill four (4) full time non-tenured faculty positions in the Clinician-Educator track at the Assistant Professor level. As one of the largest Psychiatry departments in the Midwest, with 125 faculty, an excellent General Psychiatry Residency Training Program, and several fellowships, including a nationally known Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency and Addictions and Women’s Mental Health fellowships. Our Department has a large and varied portfolio of research grants and contracts, which is only second to the Dept. of Medicine at UIC. We have a strong commitment to providing health care to the underserved populations in Chicago and are well positioned to participate in many new and exciting developments in the area of mental health and behavior.
Of the four faculty positions, three (3) will be in General Psychiatry with two of those positions in the Mood and Anxiety Program and one in the Psychosis Program. The General Psychiatry positions will have both outpatient and some inpatient duties and may include supervision of the ER, depending on candidate preference, as well as teaching and supervision of residents and medical students. The fourth position is in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The Child and Adolescent position will be exclusively outpatient and involve teaching and supervision of child and adolescent residents, general residents and medical students.
The successful candidate will have an MD or MD/Ph.D., eligible or Board Certified in Psychiatry and eligible or licensed in Illinois. Training, teaching, and familiarity with hospital/clinic day-to-day operations are desirable. There are opportunities for research and community outreach with generous vacation and retirement benefits. For full consideration, applicants must apply online at http://jobs.uic.edu and submit a CV and a letter of interest indicating the position of interest, and three (3) letters of references by December 1, 2011. Women and minority applicants are encouraged to apply. UIC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please note: Despite the “For Fullest Consideration” date of 12/1/11 for our 2 Faculty positions, Applicants are still encouraged to apply, as the postings will remain active until January 2012.