Dr. Olu Ajilore directs the UIC Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program. He oversees the administration operation of the program comprised of 20 physicians, psychologists, nurse practitioners, and licensed clinical social workers who provide clinical care for over 1200 patients a year. Dr. Ajilore is also the director of the Clinical Research Core (CRC) for our Center for Clinical and Translational Science which provides clinical research services including, but not limited to: initial planning and logistics for a protocol, creation source documentation, data collection, performing testing or procedures required within a protocol, protection of research subjects, orientation of other professionals to clinical research facilitation, and education of subjects regarding clinical research. He currently serves as the Associate Director of Residency Training and Education and co-director of the Adult/Neuroscience Research Track for psychiatry residents. His role in education also extends to undergraduate medical education where he co-directs the “Brain and Behavior” second-year medical school course, a nine-week block taught to approximately 300 students across 3 campuses integrating neuroanatomy, basic neuroscience, pharmacology, clinical neurology, psychiatry and behavioral science. Dr. Ajilore is also the Deputy Director of the NIMH funded research training grant (Mark Rasenick, PI) in the clinical neurosciences that is hosted by our department.
His skills and expertise have been recognized by his peers outside of UIC as demonstrated by his service on committees for the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), NIH Review Committees, and serving on the Board of Directors for the National Network of Depression Centers. He is an active member of UI CDR and has spent considerable time and effort promoting UI CDR both within the UIC community and beyond.