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Upcoming and Recent Events

Faculty & Staff News

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Department Newsletter

Volume 6, Issue 5 February 2020

Message from our Chair

Let me begin by welcoming Peter Fore as Associate Head for Administration in our department. Dr. Fore was Chief of Psychiatry at Jesse Brown for several years and during his tenure he developed strong partnerships with us in several domains including education, and basic and translational research. In his new role, he will help us modernize our ambulatory programs and develop an active mentorship program for faculty and trainees. Other news – Olu Ajilore will be the UI CDR Professor of Psychiatry. A well-deserved honor!

We just completed our residency interview season and await the match results due later this month. Our clinicians are very busy and occupied by EPIC training and that ‘epic’ transition will occur in May. The Erminio Costa Memorial Lecture with Steve Paul (Karuna Therapeutics and Washington University) as the Keynote Speaker is scheduled for 4/22/20. A busy, but exciting time for us.


Upcoming and Recent Events

Grand Rounds

2/26/20

 

The Importance of Disruptive Innovative in Reproductive Psychiatry: Using Technology & Novel Treatment Approaches to Improve Outcomes
Samantha Meltzer-Brody, PhD
Asad Meymandi Distinguished
Professor and Chair
UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

3/4/20

 

Intergenerational Transmission of Stress
Cope Feurer, MS, Meredith Gruhn, MA, & Loretta Hsueh, MA
Pre-Doctoral Psychology Interns
Department of Psychiatry
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

3/11/20

 

Mental Health Stigma in the Latinx Community
Katie Joiner, BA, & Stephanie Reyna, BS
Social Work Interns
Department of Psychiatry
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

3/18/20

 

Alcohol and Cognition
Matthew Bernstein, MA, & Jeremy Harper, MA
Pre-Doctoral Psychology Interns
Department of Psychiatry
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

3/25/20

 

Inflexibility: Mechanisms, Consequences, and Implications for Treating Mood Disorders
Jonathan Stange, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

     
 
 
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UI Center on Depression & Resilience  
 

Sixth Annual Erminio Costa Memorial Lecture

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Moss Auditorium 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Keynote Speaker:

 

Steven Paul

 
 

Steve M. Paul, MD

CEO and Chairman, Karuna Therapeutics
Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology
Washington University School of Medicine

 

“Neuroactive Steroids and Oxysterols: From Lab Bench to Medicine Chest”
(A Tribute to Erminio Costa)

 
 

CONGRATULATIONS to all Principal Investigators, their research teams and trainees for all the hard work, year round.

 

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Faculty and Staff News

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR OWN PROFESSOR ED COOK!!!
Dr. Cook was selected to receive the 2019 Frank J. Menolascino Award from the American Psychiatric Association Foundation and the Frank J. Menolascino Award for Psychiatric Services for Persons with Intellectual Developmental Disorders / Developmental Disabilities Selection Committee.

Telehealth, and depression associated with pregnancy. Drs. Pauline Maki and Jenna Duffecy in the news below. Sunnyside is an online approach to psychotherapy that we will be offering our medical students.
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/telehealth-takes-on-pregnancy-depression-amid-payment-barriers?context=search&index=1

Thanks to Dr. John Larson for his effective leadership of GPN for the last several years. Our own Dr. Amynah Pradhan is the new Director of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience at UIC.

Dr. Jonathan Stange was awarded a Visionary Grant from the American Psychological Foundation, entitled Regulation in the Real World: Real-Time Assessment of Suicide Risk in Context.

Our very own Jesse Herron, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, RN-BC helped start a Pediatric Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Residency in Alabama, in order to help meet the provider shortage within the Southeast. After being a consultant for the past year, they successfully graduated their first class & have accepted applications for the second residency rotation.

Dr. Liza Suarez was awarded a grant from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority under the Victims of Crime Act funding opportunity from Illinois HEALS. The funded project, titled Total Access Collaborative for Trauma Informed Care (TACTIC), will bring together law enforcement, schools and mental health services in the Park Forest community to increase the workforce’s ability to recognize, identify, connect and provide services to children and adolescents impacted by trauma and violence.

Dr. Olusola Ajilore was interviewed by the Chicago Tribune to discuss managing your mental health during the holidays, destigmatizing the issue, and bringing the discussion of mental health out of the dark. Click here to read the story.

 

Peter Fore, MD

Peter Fore, MD has joined our department as the Associate Head (Vice Chair) for Administration. Dr. Fore’s area of focus will be ambulatory administration, though he will also mentor junior faculty and trainees in education and all aspects of career development. Dr. Fore brings a wealth of experience in all domains germane to academic medicine and psychiatry and is a very valuable addition to our leadership team. Please join in welcoming Peter to his new role in our department.

 

Please join the department in congratulating Olu Ajilore
on the UI CDR Professorship!

Olusola Ajilore, MD, PhD

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.

 

The Klingenstein Third-Generation Foundation Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Medical Student Fellowship's annual conference was held at Tulane in New Orleans, LA on January 24-25, 2020, with students and faculty from 14 medical schools in attendance. Two UICOM-Rockford students (Allison Giuffre and Cesar Ramirez), three UICOM Chicago students (Kim Hu, Alex Kenafake, and Chris Viamontes), and Geri Fox, MD participated. Chris Viamontes presented his autism research poster (Ed Cook, MD, mentor).

 

Klingenstein Third-Generation Foundation

 

 


WE are OPEN for New Business!!!

The COM Resiliency Center, led by our own Dr. Jenna Duffecy, and staffed by clinicians from the Department of Psychiatry – Drs. Weisman, Medrano and Caserta, and Linzi Swisher and Kristina Stevens - went LIVE on Monday February 3rd, 2020.

This was a giant step for student mental health services in our COM, and all thanks to the TEAM for rising to the occasion and coming together to provide this vital service to our student community.

The Center is located at 1601 W. Taylor St., Room 441



Publications

Soble, J. R., Alverson, W. A., Phillips, J. I., Critchfield, E. A., Fullen, C., O’Rourke, J. J. F., Messerly, J., Highsmith, J. M., Bailey, K. C., Webber, T. A., & Marceaux, J. M. (in press). Strength in   numbers or quality over quantity? Examining the importance of criterion measure selection to define validity groups in performance validity test (PVT) research. Psychological Injury & Law.

Kraemer, L. D. R., Soble, J. R., Phillips, J. I., Webber, T. A., Fullen, C. T., Highsmith, J. M., Alverson, W. A., & Critchfield. E. C. (in press). Minimizing evaluation time while maintaining accuracy: Cross-validation of the Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM) Trial 1 and first 10-item errors as briefer performance validity tests. Psychological Assessment.

Conference Posters/Publications

Resch, Z. J., Ovsiew, G. P., Castillo, L. R., & Soble, J. R. (2020, February). A comparison of the    Medical Symptom Validity Test and Test of Memory Malingering-Trial 1 for detecting invalid neuropsychological test performance. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Denver, CO.

Rhoads, T., Resch, Z. J., Song, W., Pliskin, N. H., & Soble, J. R. (2020, February). Performance validity testing in presurgical chronic pain patients undergoing evaluation for spinal cord simulator implantation. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Denver, CO.

Pham, A. T., Abramson, D. A., Ovsiew, G. P., Castillo, L. R., & Soble, J. R. (2020, February). Deriving a Dot Counting Test cut-score for an Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) clinical group. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Denver, CO.

Lazarus, M. L., Castillo, L. R., Ovsiew, G. P., DeDios-Stern, S., & Soble, J. R. (2020, February). Efficacy of self-report symptoms as predictor variables for objective test performance in a clinical sample of ADHD Patients. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the International   Neuropsychological Society, Denver, CO.

Obolsky, M. A., Resch, Z. J., Soble, J. R., Paxton, J. L., Fink, J. W., Lee, R. C., & Pliskin, N. H. (2020, February). The role of post-traumatic stress disorder symptom severity on neurocognitive performance within an electrical injury sample. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Denver, CO.

Oh, A., Castillo, L. R., DeDios-Stern, S., Soble, J. R., & Ventura, L. M. (2020, February). Billing the new neuropsychological testing codes: What is reasonable? Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Denver, CO.

Castillo, L. R., Gotra, M. Y., Ovsiew, G. P., DeDios-Stern, S., Oh, A., & Soble, J. R. (2020, February). Utility of receptive vocabulary as a premorbid estimate for monolingual Spanish-speakers with cognitive impairment. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Denver, CO.

Diaz de Leon, N., Castillo, L. R., Ovsiew, G. P., Resch, Z. J., & Soble, J. R. (2020, February). Comparison of reliable digit and spatial span indices as embedded performance validity tests among a Spanish-speaking clinical population. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Denver, CO.