Save the Date and Call for Abstracts
5th Annual UIC Women’s Health Research Day
April 17, 2023 from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Student Center West Thompson Rooms ABC 2nd Floor, 828 W. Wolcott Ave
Registration: Registration is free.
Advance registration required. Register at:
Abstract deadline: Monday, April 3, 2023
Submit abstracts and posters at:

Shaping the future of mental wellness for women
“While we now have highly effective and precise treatment for postpartum depression,
it can be costly and is not universally available across medical centers.” Dr. Pauline Maki

UIC COM Resiliency Center in the News
WTTW-TV’s Chicago Tonight featured
UIC College of Medicine Student Resiliency Center, Dr. Duffecy, the Center Director,
to discuss struggles of students pressure/stress/exhaustion, & giving students tools to
be effective in managing their mental health.

WE ARE JANE Roe v Wade Discussion
What we need to know about the repeal of Roe v Wade

The Center for Research on Women and Gender unequivocally denounces the Supreme Court’s decision as intentionally harmful and catastrophic to the health and wellbeing of millions of Americans.

Making Depression Treatment More Accessible for Chicago Moms
With CTSA funding, Dr. Maki, Dr. Duffecy, and Dr. Stacie Geller, director of the Center for Research on Women and Gender, tested a method for incorporating Sunnyside for Moms into standard care: women completed an electronic screening for depression and other mental health conditions in the waiting room during routine prenatal clinic visits at the UI Wellness Clinic on Halsted. The trial showed that women found the screening questionnaire easy to complete and it was a low burden on clinic staff to administer.…/making-depression-treatment…/

Congratulations to 2022 Riddle Prize winner Sonya Gupta
Sonya served as president of UIC Women in Science Engineering-Medicine
Comcast Newsmakers featured the UIC College of Medicine Student Resiliency Center, interviewing Dr. Jenna Duffecy
Dr. Duffecy discusses the struggles of medical students due to pressure, stress and exhaustion, and giving students the tools they need to be effective in managing their mental health.