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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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.

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.

BiAffect featured in the Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal published a story on BiAffect, the phone app designed to predict and monitor manic and depressive episodes. Dr. Alex Leow and Dr.

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).

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.

UI CDR involvement in the first of its kind neuroscience retreat yields “Team Science” Approach
Neuroscience Retreat Fosters Team Science Synergy

The UI Center on Depression and Resilience (UI CDR) participated in the first of its kind neuroscience retreat at the College of Medicine Research Building (COMRB).

Innovator of the Year develops blood test for clinical depression
Innovator of the Year develops blood test for clinical depression

Mark Rasenick, UIC Innovator of the Year, developed a blood test that can identify whether someone is clinically depressed.

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.