13th Annual Research Extravaganza Poster Winners

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13th Annual Research Extravaganza Poster Winners

  • Released On:November 03, 2022
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A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our 13th Research Extravaganza and made it a huge success – trainees, RAs, faculty, presenters and PIs. This would not have happened without your active engagement.

Special thanks to Drs. Glover and Ajilore (scientific program co-chairs), Darcel Brothers, IT team and the COM for championing this event.

The message below is from Drs. Glover and Ajilore on the winners of the poster competition.

Warm regards
Dr. Anand Kumar, MD, MHA


Poster competition results:

Thanks to all who participated in this year’s Psychiatry Research Extravaganza! It was a great success and a wonderful return in-person scientific dialog. The poster competition results are in. First, a big thank you our anonymous poster judges and also to Alma Penecios in the IT department for helping to ensure abstract submissions run as smoothly as possible.

Each year we have a lot of difficulty coming up with a list of finalists from the submitted abstracts and poster judges routinely express how tough it is to rank presenters. This year was no exception! We have a lot of exciting science happening in the department and the competition was very close. A hearty congratulations to the winners listed below. Please get in touch to claim your prize.

First place
Vanessa Diaz, Graduate student
"Examining Disparities in Mental Health Between Latinx and non-Latinx Youth in the ABCD Study"
Vanessa G. Diaz; Sarah A Reyes, HS; Clare E Palmer, PhD; Marybel R Gonzalez, PhD

Second place
Jennifer Suor, PhD, Postdoctoral fellow
"Exploring neurophysiological markers of problematic parenting styles among mothers with and without histories of depression"
Jennifer Suor, PhD; Anna Buckstaff, BA; Stewart Shankman, PhD; Katie Burkhouse, PhD

Third place
Suffia Alvi Medical student
"An Analysis of Perceived Family Relationships on the Development of Anxiety and Depression among Urban Youth"
Suffia Alvi, BA; Sally Weinstein, PhD; Roberto Lopez-Tamayo, PhD; Liza Suarez, PhD


On behalf of the Extravaganza Organizing Committee
Olu Ajilore, MD, PhD and Elizabeth Glover, PhD


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Vanessa Diaz BS, BA

  • PhD Student, Clinical Psychology Program
  • Graduate Student Affiliate, ACCESS to Mental Health Lab
  • UIC Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student

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Jennifer Suor PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Institute for Juvenile Research
  • Department of Psychiatry

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