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Welcome to UIC Psychology News! Here you’ll find news on faculty and students, information on upcoming department colloquia "Current Topics", The Black Scholar Series, and conferences, as well as notifications of important dates and deadlines. You’ll also find an archive of our month department newsletters.

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Congratulations to Kate Zinsser for her new grant!

Congratulations to Kate Zinsser who has received a grant from the Foundation for Child Development for her project entitled Evaluating the Implementation of the UIC Alternative Licensure Program for Early Educators.

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Congratulations to Alex Demos for two NIH grants!

Congratulations to Alex Demos who is co-Investigator on two grants that were funded from the National Institute of Health – a 5 year RO1 NIMH grant with colleagues in the Department of Psychiatry entitled…

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Congratulations to Robin Mermelstein for her new NIDA grant!

A big congratulations goes out to Robin Mermelstein who was awarded  a new grant entitled, ” Context, Subjective and Cognitive Experiences with Patterns of Tobacco and Cannabis Co-Use in Young Adults”.  This is a 5…

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Congratulations to Mitch Roitman on grant renewal!

Mitch Roitman has renewed his NIH R01 grant for a second time (years 11-15) entitled, “Modulation of Nac-DA Signaling by Learning, Motivational State and Peptides”.   In this round of funding, Mitch will further…

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Welcome New Faculty!

Rebecca Littman and Tomas Stahl join us as assistant professors as part of the Social & Personality program.  Kim Schonert-Reichl will join us in January as the new NoVo Endowed Chair in Social…

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Bottoms and Burke Edit New Book!

Bette L. Bottoms and Kelly C. Burke, along with Margaret C. Stevenson of the University of Evansville, are the co-editors of a new collection of essays about pyschology, law, and public policy entitled…