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The UIC Department of Psychiatry is dedicated to provide excellence in psychiatric research that includes basic neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience, health services, and interventions.

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Dr. Natania Crane gave an invited talk, "Cannabis and Mental Health"

Dr. Natania Crane gave an invited talk, "Cannabis and Mental Health" at the Northwest and Pacific So...

Dr. Judith Cook and colleagues publish results of a study of the employment of…

Ostrow, L., Cook, J. A., Salzer, M. S., Pelot, M., & Burke-Miller, J. K. (2024). Employment of C...

Dr. Judith Cook is co-investigator of a new national RRTC on Community Living…

Dr. Judith Cook is co-investigator of the new national RRTC on Community Living and Participation am...

Dr. Judith Cook’s Center releases new episode of its Participatory Action…

Dr. Judith Cook's Center released a new episode of its Participatory Action Research (PAR) podcast s...

Dr. Brittany Rudd awarded new NICHD grant

Dr. Brittany Rudd was awarded a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) R44...

Dr. Rusch served as a panelist at the November 7th UIC Child Migration Across…

Dr. Rusch served as a panelist at the November 7th UIC Child Migration Across the Americas Symposium...

Dr. Tory Eisenlohr-Moul was featured on American Psychological Association…

Speaking of Psychology: How hormones and the menstrual cycle affect mental health, with Tory Eisenlo...

Dr. Brittany Rudd was just awarded a new NIMH Alacrity Center pilot grant

Dr. Brittany Rudd was just awarded a new NIMH Alacrity Center pilot grant to work with Dr. Elizabeth...

Dr. Judith Cook is co-investigator of a new national RRTC on Aging Among Adults…

Dr. Judith Cook is a co-investigator of the new NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training ...

Dr. Gustafson Awarded the Sinai Urban Health Institute Equity Research…

Dr. Gustafson Awarded the Sinai Urban Health Institute Equity Research Fellowship. The Sinai Urban ...


Check out these training opportunities.

Depressed Adults Needed for a Research Study

Dr. Heide Klumpp (PhD) at The University of Illinois Chicago is conducting a research study on depression. In this study, we are testing to see what behavior and brain function can tell us about treatment success in depression using a standard psychotherapy (talk therapy) treatment for depression disorders.

Anxious Adults Needed for a Research Study

Dr. Heide Klumpp (PhD) at the University of Illinois Chicago is conducting a research study on anxiety.

Individuals Who Have Cut Down or Stopped Drinking Alcohol Needed for a Research Study

Dr. Stephanie Gorka at The University of Illinois Chicago is conducting a research study involving young adults ages 21-30 who recently quit drinking or cut down their alcohol use. In this study, we are looking at how different patterns of drinking relate to brain function and psychophysiology.

Individuals Who Regularly Drink Alcohol Needed for a Research Study

Dr. Stephanie Gorka at The University of Illinois Chicago is conducting a research study involving young adults ages 21-30 who regularly drink alcohol. In this study, we are looking at how different patterns of drinking relate to brain function and psychophysiology.

Mothers with a History of Feeling Sad or Down Needed for a Research Study

Dr. Katie Burkhouse (Ph.D.) at The University of Illinois Chicago is conducting a research study on mothers, ages 18-65, and their daughters, ages 12-16. In this study, we are looking at brain responses to emotional information among mothers and their daughters.

Are you a Healthy Female who Currently Takes Birth Control? Are you interested in volunteering for research?

Dr. Mohammed Milad of the Psychiatry Department at the University of Illinois Chicago is conducting a research study to investigate the neural mechanisms of emotional learning and memory.

Healthy Adults Needed for a Research Study

Dr. Mohammed Milad of the Psychiatry Department at the University of Illinois Chicago is conducting a research study to investigate the neural mechanisms of emotional learning and memory.

Young Adults, 17-19 years old, Needed for a Research Study

Dr. Stephanie Gorka at The University of Illinois Chicago is conducting a research study involving young adults ages 17-19. In this study, we are looking at how brain function and psychophysiology relate to behavior over the next 1-2 years.

Multi-Site Randomized Controlled Trial of Self-Directed Care for Adults with Psychiatric Disabilities

We are currently recruiting participants for a study of mental health self-directed care in the Jacksonville-Daytona, Florida area. For information, contact Katie Kessler or Sarah Davidson at Lutheran Services Florida (813-875-1408).

Nutrition and Exercise for Wellness and Recovery (NEW-R)

We are currently recruiting participants for a study of a new weight management program for people with mental health challenges in Chicago, Illinois. For information, contact Marie Hamilton (312-413-0371) at UIC.

Illinois Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Initiative

We are currently recruiting participants for an evaluation of supported employment services for people with psychiatric disabilities in Chicago, Illinois. For information, contact Pam Steigman (312-413-80) at UIC.

Developing a Model to Promote Health and Recovery after Medical Hospitalizations

We’re getting ready to start recruiting participants for a study of successful discharge from the hospital following treatment for a medical condition in Chicago, Illinois. Check back soon for the start of recruitment.

Evaluation of Self-Directed Career Accounts on Vocational Outcomes of Supported Employment Recipients

In the coming year, we’ll be recruiting participants for a study of career financial accounts that are accessible to vocational rehabilitation clients in Chicago, Illinois. Check back in early 2018 for the start of recruitment.

Pregnant Women receiving prenatal care at UI Health

Researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago are studying factors that affect a woman's mental and emotional health during pregnancy. For more information, click the flyer below:

Effects of Psychoactive drugs on mood and behavior - do not publish

At the UIC HAPPY Lab, we conduct research studies examining the effects of commonly used psychoactive drugs on mood and behavior. All of our studies are compensated. If you are:

Participants needed for Hot Flash research study

Dr. Pauline Maki, Ph.D. at the University of Illinois Chicago, with Dr. David Walega, MD, MSCI at Northwestern Medicine, is conducting a research study to investigate hot flashes.

Research study looking at the effect of thyroid hormone on brain structure

Dr. Olusola Ajilore (M.D/Ph.D.) at The University of Illinois Chicago is conducting a research study looking at the effect of thyroid hormone on brain structure.

Participants needed for paid study on the biology of depression and suicide risk

The CLEAR Lab at UIC is seeking participants for a paid research study on the biology of stress, depression, and suicide risk. We aim to make our study as inclusive as possible by recruiting participants of all ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic statuses. If you think you know someone who may be interested in our study, please feel free to forward this message.

Adults Age 60 or Older Needed for Paid Research Study!

This study is examining why people experience another episode of depression after successful treatment. We hope to determine what clinical, social, and biological factors predict future depressive episodes or may be warning signs of the return of depression.

Healthy Lifestyle Program for College Students

Are you interested in a virtual healthy lifestyle program? We are conducting a research study examining a virtual healthy lifestyle program – Enhanced Project Health – at the University of Illinois Chicago.

Randomized Controlled Trial of Virtual Wellness Recovery Action Plan (V-WRAP)

We will recruit from our participating study sites for this randomized controlled trial study.

Randomized Controlled Trial of Blended Telehealth Patient Navigation

We will recruit from our participating study sites for this randomized controlled trial study.

Testing an Intervention to Promote Financial Wellness Among Adults with Psychiatric Disabilities

We are recruiting from our participating study sites for this randomized controlled trial study.

Pivot Toward Wellness: Impact of Disrupted Life Transitions on Young Adults’ Health Status & Well-Being

We are recruiting from the networks of our study collaborators.

Healthy ReStart: National Web Survey on the Status of Adults with Psychiatric Disabilities, Intervention Development, & Pilot RCT

We are recruiting from our participating study sites for the pilot randomized controlled trial study.

Parents with 4-5 year old children are needed for a prevention of disruptive behavior research study

Dr. Jennifer Suor (PhD) at the University of Illinois is conducting a study to see how a parenting intervention for the prevention of disruptive behavior disorders affects brain-behavior indicators of executive functioning and mental health in children receiving Medicaid.

CURB-2 Trial Open for Recruitment for Moderate/Heavy Cocaine Use Disorder Patients

Researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago are studying whether treatment with injectable extended-release naltrexone (XR-NTX; Vivitrol®) and injectable extended-release Buprenorphine (XR-BUP; Sublocade®) is safe and effective for helping people to cut down or stop using cocaine.

Children between 6-11 years old are needed for a paid research study

Dr. Tina Grieco-Calub, PhD, at the University of Illinois – Chicago is conducting a research study that is looking at how visual speech cues affect children’s ability to process language.  Your child may be eligible if they: 

Children between 4–6 years old are needed for a paid research study

Dr. Tina Grieco-Calub, PhD, at the University of Illinois – Chicago, is conducting a research study that is studying how face masks impact children’s ability to learn new words.

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