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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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Associate Director of Psychology Clinic Position Available

Associate Director, Office of Applied Psychological Services (OAPS) & Clinical Assistant Professor in Psychology The Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking an Associate Director for the Office…

Kathryn Engel receives FACE Foundation Grant

Senior Lecturer, Professor Kathryn Engel,  in collaboration with the UIC Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs Office received a grant from the FACE Foundation.  The grant has allowed Professor Engel to develop a summer…

Rachel Schroeder receives NSF Fellowship

Doctoral student, Rachel Schroeder is recipient of a  NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. This funding will support Rachel to work with the Alzheimer’s Association to identify, synthesize, and disseminate findings in sex differences in…

Josefina Banales joins UIC Psychology Faculty

Dr. Josefina Banales will join the Psychology faculty in fall, 2021 as part of the Community and Prevention Research program. Dr. Banales research examines adolescents’ critical racial consciousness development, or how youth develop…

Jessica Shaw Wins Early Career Award

Dr. Jessica Shaw,  Assistant Professor of Psychology, is recipient of the 2021 Early Career Award from the Society for Community Research and Action (Division 27 of the American Psychological Association).

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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…