UICDR In The News

Dr. Olusola Ajilore and Dr. Anand Kumar featured on Comcast Newsmakers

Dr. Ajilore was interviewed on achieving mental health equity through technology, and the UICDR’s Digital Mental Health Initiative. Dr. Kumar was interviewed on combating depression, and removing the stigma surrounding mental illness, and the impact of the UICDR.

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Dr. Tory Eisenlohr-Moul featured in the Chicago Tribune

Dr. Tory Eisenlohr-Moul was featured in a Chicago Tribune story about her study on how stabilizing certain hormones that fluctuate over the menstrual cycle in women at risk for suicide can keep suicidal thoughts at bay.



Dr. Sally Weinstein featured in Reuters, Psych Central and Public News Service

Dr. Sally Weinstein’s “Family Chaos and Asthma Control” study published in “Pediatrics,” the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, received extensive media coverage, including Reuters and Psych Central. The study explores how chaotic household as well as child and parent depression are risk factors for worse asthma outcomes.



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. Olusola Ajilore, of the UI Center on Depression and Resilience were featured in the article to discuss technology that can reliably track brain and mental health, and the role and impact digital health and artificial intelligence will play in transforming healthcare.



Dr. Heide Klumpp featured in Science Trends

Dr. Klumpp authored the article “Attentional Control Brain-Behavioral Relationships In Anxiety And Depression”. The story explores the impact of undue interference from negative and other salient distractors on the capacity to process such information.



Dr. Olusola Ajilore interviewed by Healio

Healio, a health and education media outlet for healthcare specialists, conducted a Q&A interview with Dr. Olusola Ajilore, of the UI Center on Depression and Resilience. Dr. Ajilore discussed how smartphone technology may have the potential to provide global, cost-effective and evidence-based mental health services quickly and easily.