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Release Date: 03/11/2019 Source: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

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., professor and director of the NIAAA-funded Alcohol Research Center in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Senior Research Career Scientist at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago. Dr.


Release Date: 03/11/2019 Source: National Institutes of Health

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 specific molecular changes in the brain that contribute to increased anxiety in adulthood. A large body of evidence demonstrates a strong relationship between alcohol and anxiety problems in humans.


Release Date: 02/06/2019 Source: UIC Today

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 is associated with increased risk for psychological problems and alcohol use disorder later in life.


Release Date: 11/30/2018 Source: ABC 7 Chicago ABC 7 Chicago

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

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


Release Date: 11/15/2018 Source: NBC News Nightly

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 Jackson, former Chief Resident in the College of Medicine-Family Medicine, were featured on the NBC Nightly News. They discussed their journey at UIC, and their mission to inspire the next generation in medicine.  


Release Date: 11/05/2018 Source: Chicago Sun Times

Pediatricians’ association says: Don’t spank your kids

Dr. Marc Atkins, professor of psychiatry and psychology in UIC’s Institute for Juvenile Research, is quoted in a Chicago Sun Times article about new research on a new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics about spanking children. The statement notes that corporal punishment — and verbal abuse — can harm kids.