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Healthy Volunteers (Compensation included)

Hello there,
I am a former spring 2013 UIC graduate who is a research assistant at The
Northwestern University Schizophrenic Research group. I am recruiting
healthy volunteers for one of our studies. Attached and below is the
information regarding our study. Thank you so much and have a wonderful
rest of the day!


Healthy Volunteers Needed to Evaluate Cognitive and Brain Functions

What is the Purpose of this Research?
• This research focuses on establishing how cognitive abilities such as
attention and memory develop in healthy individuals, and how these
abilities may be affected in individuals with major psychiatric disorders.
• We hope that this research will lead to a better understanding of the
changes in brain function that contribute to symptoms or difficulties in
thinking that individuals with psychiatric illnesses experience.

Who is Eligible?
• Ages 18 – 50 years of age
• No personal history of any psychiatric, medical, or neurologic illness
• No family history of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major
depression among 1st-degree relatives

What Procedures are Involved
• Eligible individuals will be invited to the Department of Psychiatry and
Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and may complete the
– Clinical Interviews to evaluate personal and medical history
– Neuropsychological Tests to examine thinking abilities
– Eye Movement Tests to measure visual attention
– Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to measure brain structures and function
• All procedures are non-invasive and considered to be safe.
• Monetary compensation is provided.
• There is no cost to participate.

How do I Learn More?
Contact a Research Coordinator
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
446 East Ontario Street Suite, 7-100
Chicago, IL. 60611


Clothing Drive to Benefit Mercy Hospital and Veterans


Did you know that up to 200,000 Veterans are homeless on any given night and make up to 1/4 of the total homeless population?(
Jane Addams Student Government is sponsoring a Clothing Drive to benefit Mercy Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry.

A portion of Mercy’s patients are Homeless Veterans and Mercy is often in short supply of much needed clothing items to support them.  

Stop by the Student Lounge on the 4th Floor of the EPASW building (look for marked box) to donate clothes.  

Highly Needed Items: Men’s Jean, Socks, [unused] Underwear, and Bras

If you do not have clothes to donate, donate a dollar or two that will be pooled to purchase new socks and underwear by emailing to coordinate your monetary contribution.  

Help support our Homeless Veterans in a practical way and donate today!  

Jane Addams Student Government

Apr 10 – 4th Annual Global Health Day Symposium

UIC Center for Global Health 
4th Annual Global Health Day Symposium 
April 10th  2013

Moss Auditorium—1020 College of Medicine Research Building
College of Medicine, 909 S. Wolcott Avenue

Join the UIC Center for Global Health in recognizing World Health Day with activities to highlight global health issues.

Lunch will be served

12 noon
Keynote speaker: Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, 
Chair, Nobel Women’s Initiative; UIC Jane Addams Social Justice Fellow, Social Justice Initiative and the JA College of Social Work
“Women forging Peace, Equality, Justice and Human Rights”

Guest speaker: Chris Stout, Director, Center for Global Initiatives 
“Why Global Health Matters?”

Global Health Photo Competition: “Fotos from the Field”
Enter the Global Health photo competition.  Photo entries will be printed and displayed at the Global Health Day Symposium.  Photos must be from a global health project in which you were involved and must have been taken by you.  Please submit jpeg photos electronically to Jeanne Burian at  and include:
1. Your name
2. Location where photo was taken
3. Project name and/or a brief (25 word maximum) description of the experience. 

Students, staff and faculty from any college are welcome to submit photos.  Only one submission per person, and photos must be submitted by April 1, 2013. Photos should be high resolution (able to be blown up to 8×10).

The 4th Annual World Health Day Symposium is free, and participants may attend all or a portion of the day.  More information will be available soon at: http://www.centerforglobal

This program is funded in part by the Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement.

If you require any accommodations to participate in this event please contact Jeanne Burian at 5-4116 or

April 2013 – UIC Earth Month Activities

Earth Month kicks off this week and is packed with fun and interesting events all month – come celebrate with events sponsored by the UIC community including Campus Programs, EcoCampus, Institute for Environmental Science & Policy, the Latino Cultural Center, Golden Key Society, UIC Global Learning Community, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the UI Hospital, and more!

View the Full Earth Month Calendar ( to see what’s happening all month long.  Events occur almost every day in April, and more continue to be scheduled, so check back often!

You can learn more about UIC sustainability through the Office of Sustainability website ( and as always, join our mailing list at to stay connected. Also, follow the month’s activities on Facebook ( or Twitter ( using the hashtag #UICEarthMonth

Sample Earth Month, 2013 Highlighted Events:

Thursday, April 4 [5pm] @ SCE: Eric Schlosser

As an investigative journalist, Eric Schlosser tries to explore subjects ignored by the mainstream media and give a voice to people at the margins of society. Over the years he’s followed the harvest with migrant farm workers in California, spent time with meatpacking workers in Texas and Colorado, told the stories of marijuana growers and pornographers and the victims of violent crime, gone on duty with the New York Police Department Bomb Squad, and visited prisons throughout the United States.  His aim is to shed light on worlds that are too often hidden.  And his work defies easy categorization, earning praise not only from liberal publications like theNation, but also from Fortune, the Financial Times, and the National Review.

Wednesday, April 10 [10am to 2pm] @ SCE : Great Stuff Exchange (GSX)

At our very popular semesterly event, donate unwanted items, like office and school supplies, that could still be useful to someone else…or take away needed items for free. Last year, over 90 boxes worth of material were collected and distributed.  For more details, visit

Monday, April 22 [10am-2pm] @ the east side quad: EcoJamapalooza  (

EcoJamapalooza is UIC’s annual student-run Earth Day celebration. Stop by to meet student groups, local organizations, and enjoy free music and food. Sponsored by Zipcar!

Repeating Events:

Bicycle Registration Workshops: 
We, April 3 – SCW 1st Floor Lobby [11am-2pm]
Tu, April 9 – Pharmacy 1st Floor Lobby [11am-2pm]
We, April 17 – Dentistry 4th Floor Lobby [12pm-2pm]
Tu, April 23 – Nursing 1st Floor Lobby [11am-2pm]
Fr, April 5 – Stukel Towers [11am-2pm]
Th, April 11 – Student Center East [11am-2pm]
Fr, April 19 – Arts & Architecture [12pm-2pm]
Fr, April 19 – Student Recreation Facility [4pm-6pm]
Th, April 25 – SRC Atrium [10am-2pm]

Register your bicycles while learning about bicycle safety, maintenance and protection from the UIC Police and local bike shops. Registering your bicycle is an important way to better you chances of recovering a stolen bicycle as well.

Questions or need special arrangements?  Contact the Office of Sustainability at or call (312) 413-9816.

Apr 4 – Eric Schlosser Lecture: “Food Justice and American Injustice”

Eric Schlosser Lecture: “Food Justice and American Injustice” 

The UIC Institute for the Humanities is excited to announce a public lecture by Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation, on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 5 PM in 750 South Halsted, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Schlosser will address “Food Justice and American Injustice.” 

Schlosser’s first book, Fast Food Nation (2001) helped start a revolution in how Americans think about that they eat.  Remaining on the New York Times bestseller list for two years, the book remains as relevant today as it was a decade ago.  As an investigative journalist, Schlosser addresses how the fast food industry prompted the homogenization of society and influenced our understanding of national and global food systems. 

Eric Schlosser is a correspondent for The Atlantic. His work has also appeared in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The Nation, and The New Yorker. His other books include Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market and Chew on This: Everything You Don’t Want to Know About Fast Food, a children’s book he co-wrote with Charles Wilson. 

This lecture is free and open to the public. 

Schlosser’s lecture is part of the “Chancellor’s Initiative in the Humanities:  Food Studies at UIC.” 

Additional details are posted on our website:
If you require any accommodations to participate in the please contact Linda Vavra, 312-996-6354,

Please contact 312-996-6354 or to register or for more information.  

Next GSC Meeting: Thursday, November 17, 2011 at the College of Pharmacy (West Side)

Fellow Grads,

Please note that our November 17 meeting will be held at the College of Pharmacy. Please see the information below. Thanks and see you Thursday!

What: Graduate Student Council (GSC) Monthly meeting

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2011

Time:  5:00 pm

PHARM 212/216
College of Pharmacy
833 S. Wood Street

UIC 2011 Voting and Elections


Please vote on March 2nd and 3rd (2011) for the UIC student trustee and fee issues.  There are two issues on the ballot that involve potentially, new fees.  Please read them carefully. To preview the ballot, click here

Fee issues:
Metra Pass Referendum

The METRA Pass initiative began in February 2010. The Coalition of Chicago Colleges voted to create a survey that would try to gauge the opinions of students at Chicago universities on a METRA Pass or discount. With the leadership of UIC’s Coalition Delegates, Saad Jamil and Ken Thomas, the survey went viral and there was a mass mail sent out on the UIC campus. The survey would rise to the number 4500 respondents of which 1500 of those were UIC students.

METRA did like the idea of a METRA Pass, though, because the U-Pass program is already in place and can be used to set up the METRA system. We have been in constant communication with the METRA to get an official proposal on the METRA Pass which is in the works. The process of getting a new student fee approved involves a referendum which is the step we are at now. This METRA Pass could save many students money because a lot of students commute using the METRA. The Undergraduate Student Government has voted to support the METRA Pass Referendum. In order to keep moving forward we must approve this referendum. Voting takes place from March 2 at 12 a.m. until March 3 at 4 p.m. at or various polling places throughout campus.

for more info:

Green Fee Referendum:

The Green Fee would be a two to five dollar student fee that would go towards creating a greener campus.

Some projects that would be executed because of the fee consist of solar panel installations, creating green roofs, permeable pavements, additional bike racks and routes,  effective recycling programs and more. If the fee is instituted, a Green Action Committee will be established and will oversee green initiatives and the projects.

for more info:

UIC Student Trustee Candidates:
Seyed Mirzamani

We contacted Seyed, but we did not hear back from him. Please click the link below for more information.
for more information:

Ken Thomas
My name is Ken Thomas and I am running for Student Trustee.  I have served
in Undergraduate Student Government for the past two years.  In the
position I have accomplished many goals including successfully lobbying
for the MAP Grant and creating a Textbook Scholarship Program.  I think I
would be a good Student Trustee because that person needs to have a desire
to represent all students on campus, not just undergraduates.  I promise
to do that.  Over the past two years, I have already been fighting to make
the University better for all students including working on Campus Care
issues and graduate student workers contract issues.  I have been formally
endorsed by the Graduate Employees Organization because they felt that I
could best represent their graduate students.  Unlike the other
candidates, this is not a new thing to me.  I am fully aware of what the
job of the Student Trustee is and how to execute it.  I promise that if
you give me a chance, I won’t let you down.
for more information:

Kenneth Vasser
Kenneth L. Vasser is a student at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in the college of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He is currently a double major pursuing his degrees in Sociology and Urban Planning and Public Affairs. He graduated from St. Anne Community High School in 2007. After graduating High School he enlisted in the Illinois Army National Guard.  Shortly after enlisting, he was called so serve our county in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He is the founder and current president of a Student Organization at UIC known as Brothers Reaching Out, which was developed for Mentoring, Academic, Professional, and Social Development for black males at UIC. His work in the community includes, Mayor Daley’s Committee on Human Relations Youth Advisory Council, Illinois High School Association Basketball Official, and Chicago Organization Fund Review Committee.
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