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Release Date: 09/15/2020 Source: UIC Today

UIC to study how adolescent binge drinking impacts adult behavior

The University of Illinois Chicago has received $4.5 million in continuation funding from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to support the UIC site of the national Neurobiology of Adolescent Drinking in Adulthood, or NADIA, consortium. The UIC site is led by Subhash Pandey, professor of psychiatry and director of the Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics at UIC. He also will serve as a scientific director of the overall NADIA consortium. The mission of the consortium is to study how adolescent binge drinking affects genes, brain circuitry, and behaviors through epigenetics — chemical changes to DNA, RNA or proteins that alter the expression of genes without directly modifying them. This funding, which is a renewal of funding from the NIAAA first awarded in 2010, will support the consortium for five years.


Release Date: 06/04/2020 Source: UIC Today

Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics at UIC receives $8M from NIH

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.


Release Date: 06/01/2020 Source: UIC Today

Does estrogen influence alcohol use disorder?

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.


Release Date: 03/06/2020 Source: Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research

Kudos to all Department of Psychiatry Principal Investigators, their research…

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.


Release Date: 03/05/2020

Peter Fore, MD the new Associate Head (Vice Chair) for Administration

Peter Fore, MD has joined our department as the Associate Head (Vice Chair) for Administration. Dr. Fore’s area of focus will be ambulatory administration, though he will also mentor junior faculty and trainees in education and all aspects of career development.


Release Date: 03/05/2020 Source: American Psychological Foundation

Dr. Jonathan Stange was awarded a Visionary Grant from the American…

Project entitled: "Regulation in the Real World: Real-Time Assessment of Suicide Risk in Context"