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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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Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics at UIC receives $8M from NIH

The University of Illinois at Chicago received $8.2 million from the National Institute on Alcohol A...

Does estrogen influence alcohol use disorder?

A new study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago shows that high estrogen level...

Dr. Liza Suarez was awarded a grant from the Illinois Criminal Justice…

Dr. Liza Suarez was awarded a grant from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority under t...

Dr. Amynah Pradhan is the new Director of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience…

Our own Amynah Pradhan is the new Director of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience at UIC. Congratul...

Telehealth, and depression associated with pregnancy. Drs. Pauline Maki and…

A pregnant woman walks into an obstetrician’s office. She’s handed a tablet and begins filling out a...

Adolescent drinking increases anxiety and alcohol abuse risk later in life

Adolescent binge drinking modifies gene expression in a fashion that increases susceptibility to anx...

Mechanism connects early binge drinking to adult behaviors

University of Illinois at Chicago researchers report that intermittent exposure to high levels of al...

Dr. Burkhouse Dr. Burkhouse (with Co-I’s Dr. Suor, Dr. Stange, Dr. Van Voorhees…

Dr. Burkhouse (with Co-I’s Dr. Suor, Dr. Stange, Dr. Van Voorhees, and Dr. Caskey) received a Center...

Zachariah Bertels, a PhD student in the Pradhan Lab, won the Headache Trainees…

Zachariah Bertels, a PhD student in the Pradhan Lab, won the Headache Trainees Tournament at the Int...

Dr. Tory Eisenlohr-Moul quoted in a Chicago Tribune story about her study on…

Eisenlohr-Moul has a $3.1 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study how st...


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. You may be eligible if you: 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

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

Participants needed for Depression iPhone app study

Dr. Heide Klumpp (PhD) and Dr. Alex Leow (PhD) at The University of Illinois at Chicago are conducting a research study on depression. This study is testing sleep measures (collected with a sleep watch) and digital behaviors (collected by using the “BiAffect” app) to predict and monitor mood symptoms and thinking patterns over time. You may be eligible to participate if you: More Details

Participants needed for Insomnia iPhone app study

Dr. Heide Klumpp (PhD) and Dr. Alex Leow (PhD) at The University of Illinois at Chicago are conducting a research study on insomnia. This study is testing sleep measures (collected with a sleep watch) and digital behaviors (collected by using the “BiAffect” app) to predict and monitor mood symptoms and thinking patterns over time. You may be eligible to participate if you: More Details

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