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Sam Dennis, BS

Sam Dennis, BS

Research Associate II

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UIC, Department of Psychiatry Profile

Sam Dennis is a Research Associate II at the UIC Institue for Juvenile Research, for the Behavioral Health and Welfare Program, where he provides research support for projects focused on psychotropic medication for children in the Illinois foster care system. In previous roles, he has provided support in research, database management, and other administrative work. He has a BA in Psychology and Criminology from Sonoma State University, where he developed a passion for issues in mental health accessibility, criminal justice reform, and service to vulnerable populations.

 

 

 

 
Veronique Calmels, BS

Veronique Calmels, BS

Research Associate II

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UIC, Department of Psychiatry Profile

Veronique Calmels obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in 2019 from the University of Denver. She has 3 years of research experience from both undergraduate labs and research at the Oregon Health & Science University. In addition, she worked at a community mental health center and has experience working with individuals experiencing first episode psychosis.

 

 

 

Ambria Patel, BS

Ambria Patel, BS

Research Associate II

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UIC, Department of Psychiatry Profile

Ambria Patel is a Research Associate II at the Institute for Juvenile Research. In 2021, Ambria received a BS in Psychology from the University of Louisville. She has 1 year of academic research experience and over 4 years of experience working with children and adolescents. When Ambria is not at work, she enjoys exercising, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

Matthew Kenner, BS

Matthew Kenner, BS

Research Associate II

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UIC, Department of Psychiatry Profile

Matthew graduated from the University of Arizona in May of 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychological Science. He has recently relocated to Chicago and accepted a position on the CSP team. Matthew participated in many different labs during his time at the university of Arizona but is proud to be a new member of a professional staff. In his spare time Mathew enjoys watching basketball as he is a die-hard Boston Celtics fan.

 

 

 

Haley Vartanian, MA

Haley Vartanian, MA

Research Specialist

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UIC, Department of Psychiatry Profile

Haley Vartanian received her MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and her BA from North Carolina State University. She has over 3 years of academic research experience and 4 years of experience working with children and adolescents. In the future, she hopes to be able to combine her passion for children, mental health, and displaced populations by working with refugee youth. When she's not at work, she likes to read, rock climb, and listen to live music.

 

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