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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 Mitch Roitman on his NIH Grant!

Congratulations to Mitch Roitman who was just awarded a NIH R21 grant entitled “Phasic dopamine in negative reinforcement driven by internal state”.   The project will investigate if the satisfaction of physiological need drives…


Congratulations to Amanda Roy for Spencer Foundation Grant!

A big congratulations to Amanda Roy who just awarded a three-year Spencer Foundation grant entitled, “Persistence and resistance: The role of social-emotional competencies in the education and career paths of under-resourced, racial/ethnic minority…


Erin Berenz Receives CCTS Grant

A big congratulations goes out to Erin Berenz who received a pilot grant entitled, “Advancing Translational Science in Community Residential Addiction Treatment” from the Center for Clinical and Translational Science. The project will…