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The Families, Affective Neuroscience, and Mood Disorders Lab is Seeking Undergraduate Volunteers

July 18, 2018

The Families, Affective Neuroscience, and Mood Disorders (FAM) Laboratory is now accepting applications for undergraduate research assistants. The research lab is based in the psychiatry department at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Our research seeks to identify behavioral-brain risk markers and preventive interventions for child and adolescent depression. By combining multiple units of analysis, (i.e., behavioral, EEG, pupil dilation, fMRI), we explore cognitive-affective processing styles involved in the development of depression in youth and also in the transmission of depression from parents to their offspring. The ultimate goal of this research is to develop reliable, objective tools that can aid in the prevention and diagnosis of youth depression.

Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 8

Qualifications of a Student:
- *Must be detail-oriented, hard-working, professional, prompt, reliable and good with people. You will be helping make the lab run; therefore, your commitment and reliability are extremely important.
- Preference will be given to students who have an interest and experience working with children and families and can commit to the lab for 1 year or more.
- Prefer sophomores or above
-Minimum GPA of 3.3.

Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
You will help administer and perform research funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Tasks may involve helping with literature searches, recruitment, screening potential participants on the phone, scheduling participants, collecting electrophysiological brain data (EEG) from participants, processing EEG data, and data entry. Opportunities may exist for the preparation of posters or research papers, depending on the student's interest, capability and willingness to put in time.


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