Joining the University in 2009, Dr. Leow received clinical training in Psychiatry and research training in biomedical imaging, both at UCLA. Having co-authored more than 70 articles, Dr. Leow's current research interests focus on developing novel probabilistic reconstruction, tractography, and ne ...
The UI Center on Depression and Resilience-Digital Mental Health Initiative’s development of artificial intelligence apps are revolutionizing the digital mental health industry, empowering patients and addressing the nation’s mental health crisis. Read More
In April 2016, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation launched the Mood Challenge, an open call to tech entrepreneurs, innovators and mental health practitioners to leverage Apple’s ResearchKit to create new technologies that would test, predict and treat mental health conditions. Throughout the process, selected teams would receive incremental funding at each stage, with the winner receiving $200,000 to further develop and test their technology. Read More
UIC App Designed to Track Bipolar Disorder Wins Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded Mood Challenge for Research Kit
Doctor Alex Leow, associate professor of psychiatry in the UIC College of Medicine and associate professor of bioengineering and computer science, and Peter Nelson, professor of computer science and dean of the UIC College of Engineering, discussed their award-winning app, BiAffect, on Chicago Tonight. Read More
UI CDR is honored to be nominated for Executives’ Club of Chicago “Innovator of the Year” award. Since 2013, this honor has been awarded to an individual or company in greater Chicago whose new product, service, process or business model has resulted in organic growth and measurable economic benefit to the region. Read More
Developers of the two apps, Aware Study and BiAffect, will spend the next six months – and $100,000 each – refining and testing their platforms on Apple’s ResearchKit framework. The winner, chosen next April, will receive $200,000 and a place in the App Store to market the app. Read More