UIC offers great opportunities for residents who are interested in research. Every year the department hosts a meeting where researchers present their work to residents who are interested in joining a project, and every fall the department also hosts “Research Extravaganza” where residents can present their work alongside other department researchers. The department supports residents in presenting their work at national conferences. In the past year, residents have presented at the annual meetings for the American Neuropsychiatric Association Conference, the International Society for Bipolar Disorders Conference, and the Society of Biological Psychiatry.
Some examples of current active areas of research in the department include the creation of digital phenotypes for psychiatric disorders, the connectomics of mood disorders, the epigenetics of schizophrenia and alcohol use disorders, relationships between menopausal vasomotor symptoms and brain aging in women, app-based treatments for mood disorders, and the effects of medication and psychotheraphy on brain function.
Psychiatry Residency Neuroscience Research Tracks
The Psychiatry Residency Neuroscience Research Tracks offer substantial protected time to pursue research interests for those candidates interested in careers as physician-scientists.