Department of Psychiatry

The Department of Psychiatry is dedicated to outstanding research, education and service focused on major psychiatric disorders and mental well being. We strive to further new, readily useful knowledge in neuroscience, prevention, and social and clinical areas that will benefit people with mental illnesses, their families and communities. We are committed to UIC's urban mission to provide service, education and research that enhances lives. We deliver the highest quality mental health services with sensitivity and respect to the patient and her/his family. We are dedicated to mental health research to ameliorate illness until cure is found and ultimately to prevent illness and disorder. We are dedicated to instilling in our students and trainees cutting-edge knowledge and skills, respect for patients, and the values of a health professional in a just and humane society.

Adolescent drinking increases anxiety and alcohol abuse risk later in life

Adolescent binge drinking modifies gene expression in a fashion that increases susceptibility to anx...

Mechanism connects early binge drinking to adult behaviors

University of Illinois at Chicago researchers report that intermittent exposure to high levels of al...

Dr. Sean Blitzstein awarded as the Distinguished Fellow of the Association for…

Congratulations to Dr. Sean Blitzstein, who was awarded a Distinguished Fellow of the Association fo...

Dr. Burkhouse Dr. Burkhouse (with Co-I’s Dr. Suor, Dr. Stange, Dr. Van Voorhees…

Dr. Burkhouse (with Co-I’s Dr. Suor, Dr. Stange, Dr. Van Voorhees, and Dr. Caskey) received a Center...

Congratulations to Drs. Robert Marvin, Yoon Soo Park and Ara Tekian on…

The goal of the project is to look at the implementation of Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA...

Congratulations to Tawanna Daniels, who was awarded the 2019 UIC Award of Merit

The Award of Merit recognizes outstanding Academic Professionals and Civil Service employees. It is ...

Dr. Amy Lasek’s publication (in collaboration with UIUC and Northwestern…

Dr. Amy Lasek’s publication (in collaboration with UIUC and Northwestern University) made the cover ...

Our maternal and young child psychiatry clinical teams facilitated a well-…

In October our maternal and young child psychiatry clinical teams facilitated a well-attended worksh...


Chair's Message

Chair's Message

Welcome to the UIC Department of Psychiatry!

Since its early beginnings in the 1890s, our Department has an esteemed history of providing outstanding service in meeting the mental health needs of the people of Chicago, the State of Illinois, and beyond. From the beginning, clinical services have been enhanced by a strong tradition of excellence in psychiatric research that includes basic neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience, health services, and interventions. Education is another strong domain in the department and our programs have been consistently informed by the most current and innovative thinking in the field of psychiatry.

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November 2019 Volume 6, Issue 4

November 2019 Volume 6, Issue 4 View More