Stephanie M Gorka

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    College: Medicine Department: Psychiatry
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Office: 1747 W. Roosevelt Road - Room 240 Phone: 312-413-4707
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    We aim to better understand how the brain impacts mood and behavior; especially anxiety and alcohol abuse. Our work uses a variety of tools including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), psychophysiology, self-report questionnaires, and behavioral tasks. Many of our measures are focused on response to uncertain stressors and rewards. We believe that individuals who are extremely sensitive to uncertainty may be at risk for a variety of mental health problems. We currently have two, large-scale funded projects and many opportunities to get involved!

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 8

    Qualifications of a Student:
    - *Must be detail-oriented, hard-working, professional, reliable with good social skills. You will helping run our lab; therefore, your commitment and reliability are extremely important.
    - Preference will be given to students who have an interest in neuroscience based research and can commit to the lab for 1 year or more.
    - Prefer sophomores or above.
    -Minimum GPA of 3.0.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    You will help administer and perform research-related tasks. These tasks may include assisting in subject recruitment, screening potential participants on the phone, scheduling participants, collecting psychophysiological data from participants, and processing data/data entry. Opportunities may exist for the preparation of posters or research papers, depending on the student's interest, capability and willingness.

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