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Release Date: 09/09/2019 Source: International Society for Autism Research

Dr. Ed Cook selected as the 2019 International Society for Autism Research (…

Dr. Ed Cook was selected as an International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) Fellow in May 2019. This award is the highest honor given by the International Society for Autism Research. It recognizes the sustained international research contribution to autism science that a person has made in their career, and the effect that it has had internationally on autism science.


Release Date: 11/05/2018 Source: Chicago Sun Times

Pediatricians’ association says: Don’t spank your kids

Dr. Marc Atkins, professor of psychiatry and psychology in UIC’s Institute for Juvenile Research, is quoted in a Chicago Sun Times article about new research on a new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics about spanking children. The statement notes that corporal punishment — and verbal abuse — can harm kids.


Release Date: 09/29/2015 Source: WWTW American Graduate WTTW

American Graduate Day 2015 | Institute For Juvenile Research

The Institute for Juvenile Research (IJR) at the University of Illinois at Chicago promotes effective policies and practices to relieve mental health burdens of children and families living in high poverty urban communities.  


Release Date: 10/04/2010 Source: Chicago Tribune

A century of saving children

Psychiatrist and surgeon Carl Bell became interested in the effect violence has on youth in 1976 when a 4-year-old girl arrived in the South Side mental health clinic where he was on staff. Having witnessed her mother being stabbed to death, the girl could no longer speak.