Imagine accelerating research by decades.

The possibilities. The opportunities. The lives we could save.

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.

A multidisciplinary collaborative approach modeled after the National Cancer Institute, which achieved remarkable advances in identifying and treating the cancer by placing focus on the disease, rather than the method of treatment or study. UI CDR is predicated on a multifaceted approach that considers epigenetics, neuroscience, blood biomarkers, systemic issues, and other methods together—a team science approach—as the only way of understanding, treating, and beating depression.

From smartphone applications that can reveal as much information on neurocognitive functioning as days of neuropsychological testing to a multidisciplinary initiative to screening and treatment for pregnant and postpartum women we are realizing these possibilities every day.

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Fear of Unknown Underlies Many Anxiety Disorders

Many types of anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and specific phobias, share a common underlying feature: increased sensitivity to uncertain threat, or fear of the unknown, according to a new study at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

Digital Mental Health Initiative

The global mental health care crisis has become progressively dire and has catapulted depression to the number one cause of disability worldwide.

Fear of the unknown common to many anxiety disorders
Fear of the unknown common to many anxiety disorders

Several anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and specific phobias, share a common underlying trait: increased sensitivity to uncertain threat, or fear of the unknown, report researchers.

Public health, urban planning team up
Public health, urban planning team up

Public health researcher studies the relationship between community environment and physical activity. 

Fear of Unknown Underlies Many Anxiety Disorders
Fear of Unknown Underlies Many Anxiety Disorders

Many types of anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and specific phobias, share a common underlying feature: increased sensitivity to uncertain threat, or fear of the unknown, according to a new study at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

CAVE2
CAVE2

A 320-degree enclosure of glass, steel and electronics with tens of millions of pixels is the next generation of large-scale virtual reality environments.

Emotional Disorders May Have Similar Brain Abnormalities
Emotional Disorders May Have Similar Brain Abnormalities

Researchers from University of Illinois at Chicago used MRI imaging to study disorders such as depression and social anxiety disorders.

Brain networks 'hyper-connected' in young adults who had depression

Depression may be better predicted and understood now that University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have discovered that young adults who previously experienced the mental illness have hyper-connected emotional and cognitive networks in the brain.

UI Center on Depression & Resilience Launches Interdisciplinary Initiative for Perinatal Depression

Sunnyside for Moms, a new initiative at the UI Center on Depression & Resilience (UI CDR) combines cutting edge technology, enhanced mental health outreach efforts, and new opportunities to identify blood biomarkers for depression in an effort to help African American moms from low-inco

UI CDR Partners with Kennedy Forum for ʺA New Paradigmʺ in mental health
UI CDR Partners with Kennedy Forum for ʺA New Paradigmʺ in mental health

University of Illinois Center on Depression & Resilience (UI CDR) was honored to be a cosponsor of the Kennedy Forum & Gala Event on November 11, 2015 at the Hilton Chicago, which brought together more than 500 people.

Pauline Maki PhD

For over 20 years, Dr. Pauline M. Maki has led a program of NIH-funded research focused on the role of sex steroid hormones on cognition, mood, brain function (neuroimaging) and stress responsivity in women. Women’s cognitive abilities, mood, and response to stress can be affected by changes in sex hormones, like estrogen, including changes that occur during the menopausal transition, during pregnancy, and across the menstrual cycle. In particular, the goal of her work is to improve the lives of women by identifying factors that alter their risk of cognitive decline and affective disorders.