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.

NIH-funded rodent study finds molecular link between adolescent alcohol use and…

The new report is the latest installment of work led by NIAAA grantee Subhash C. Pandey, Ph.D., prof...

NIH-funded rodent study finds molecular link between adolescent alcohol use and…

New preclinical research in rats has identified a link between adolescent alcohol exposure and speci...

Heavy drinking in teens causes lasting changes in emotional center of brain

Binge drinking in adolescence has been shown to have lasting effects on the wiring of the brain and ...

Twin doctors launch website for women of color considering a medical career

Twin doctors Brittani and Brandi Jackson are changing the face of medicine. Originally from Twinsbu...

UIC identical twin Chief Residents hope to change the face of medicine

Dr. Brandi Jackson, Chief Resident in the Department of Psychiatry and twin sister Dr. Brittani Jack...

Pediatricians’ association says: Don’t spank your kids

Dr. Marc Atkins, professor of psychiatry and psychology in UIC’s Institute for Juvenile Research, is...

Guidelines Aim to Help Perimenopausal Women Deal With Depression

U.S. New & World Report covered the release of guidelines for detecting and treating perimenopau...

Researchers uncover new target of alcohol in the brain

When alcohol enters the brain, it causes neurons in a specialized region called the ventral tegmenta...


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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October 2018 Volume 5, Issue 3

October 2018 Volume 5, Issue 3 View More