The University of Illinois at Chicago received $8.2 million from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to continue the Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics and its research on how alcohol affects genes through epigenetics — chemical changes to DNA, RNA or proteins that alter the expression of genes without directly modifying them.
A new study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago shows that high estrogen levels may make alcohol more rewarding to female mice. The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, suggests that treatment for alcohol use disorder or binge drinking behavior may be more effective if sex differences are considered. Amy Lasek, associate professor of psychiatry and anatomy and cell biology, led the research, which looked specifically at estrogen receptors in the brain to determine the mechanisms by which estrogen regulates alcohol sensitivity.
See the latest Rankings of Departments of Psychiatry based on NIH funding for the last calendar year (2019). All data are derived from NIH RePORT. Our department ranks # 18 nationally and # 3 in the Midwest.
Project entitled: "Regulation in the Real World: Real-Time Assessment of Suicide Risk in Context"
Our very own Jesse Herron, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, RN-BC helped start a Pediatric Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Residency in Alabama, in order to help meet the provider shortage within the Southeast. After being a consultant for the past year, they successfully graduated their first class & have accepted applications for the second residency rotation.
The funded project, titled "Total Access Collaborative for Trauma Informed Care (TACTIC)", will bring together law enforcement, schools and mental health services and mental health services in the Park Forest community.