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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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NIH-funded rodent study finds molecular link between adolescent alcohol use and…

New preclinical research in rats has identified a link between adolescent alcohol exposure and speci...

NIH-funded rodent study finds molecular link between adolescent alcohol use and…

The new report is the latest installment of work led by NIAAA grantee Subhash C. Pandey, Ph.D., prof...

Heavy drinking in teens causes lasting changes in emotional center of brain

Binge drinking in adolescence has been shown to have lasting effects on the wiring of the brain and ...

Guidelines Aim to Help Perimenopausal Women Deal With Depression

U.S. New & World Report covered the release of guidelines for detecting and treating perimenopau...

Researchers uncover new target of alcohol in the brain

When alcohol enters the brain, it causes neurons in a specialized region called the ventral tegmenta...

‘Paraprofessionals’ An Important Mental Health Resource For U.S. School…

According to the National Center for Children in Poverty, 43 per cent of children in the United Stat...

Dr. Pauline Maki quoted in an article in Everyday Health on new guidelines for…

Dr. Pauline Maki, professor of psychiatry and psychology in the UIC College of Medicine, is quoted i...

Effects of deportation, forced separation extend beyond individuals, families

The deportation and forced separation of immigrant families crossing into the United States has psyc...

Women bear Alzheimer's burden; researchers are trying to discover why

(CNN) At the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Chicago this week, researchers are ...

Why Alzheimer's May Be Tougher to Spot in Women

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If your memory starts slipping, your gender may play a rol...


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). More Details

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. More Details

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. More Details

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. More Details

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. More Details

Mothers and their Daughters Needed for Research Study

Dr. Katie Burkhouse (Ph.D.) at The University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a research study on mothers and their daughters. In this study, we are looking at brain responses to emotional information among mothers and their daughters. The study hopes to learn how mothers’ and their daughter’s moods can affect each other. More Details

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. More Details

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

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

Females recently diagnosed with breast cancer needed for research study

Dr. Heide Klumpp, Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a research study to investigate brain response and task performance during cognitive tasks. More Details

Participants needed for Depression research study

Dr. Heide Klumpp, Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a research study to investigate mechanisms of talk therapy for depression. You may be eligible if you are: More Details

Adults with bothersome anxiety, worry and/or depressed mood needed for research study!

The UIC Department of Psychiatry is looking for subjects with bothersome anxiety, worry and/or depressed mood for a UIC research study on the effect of non-invasive brain stimulation on controlling emotions. You may be eligible if you: More Details

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