UI CDR pushes the edge of what is possible.
We help teachers to better manage disruptive classrooms, make the wounds of PTSD visible, and search for signs of depression in the blood stream. We are committed to new strategies, new treatments, novel approaches to the most vexing mental health issues of our time.
UI CDR is making this happen. We reorganized departments, research centers, and clinical groups across campus to make this a reality. We are networked with likeminded centers throughout the country who share this same vision to realize tomorrow’s medicine today.
Thinking creatively about pioneering solutions has a long running history at UIC. Our Department of Psychiatry contributed to over a century of firsts: the first children’s guidance center, the first community-based approaches to psychology, the first electroencephalogram (EEG), and the first use of meta-analysis as a tool to pool scientific data.
Today, UI CDR is keeping this legacy alive through a commitment to pioneering research. From technology based interventions—smart phones, websites, text messaging, tablets—that provide an alternative to the traditional clinical model to training physicians, social workers, midwives, teachers, coaches, attendees, and others to provide frontline mental health opportunities. UI CDR pushes the edge of what is possible.