Clinical Research Core Welcomes New Director, Luan Phan

By: 
Lauren Walsh
Post date: 
November 5, 2014

The UIC CCTS is pleased to announce Dr. K. Luan Phan as the new director of the Clinical Research Core.  On October 15th the Clinical Research Center (CRC) hosted an open house event to introduce Dr. Phan to the center’s investigators and study coordinators. Dr. Phan comes to the CCTS with a background rich in clinical research experience and is eager to continue the high quality service and growth of the CRC.

The CRC  provides UIC health investigators, trainees, and support staff a research environment and broad range of services that are conducive to the conduct of high quality, timely and efficient clinical and translational research. The CRC offers a safe and enjoyable experience for research volunteers by providing the necessary environment, equipment, and personnel to optimize research goals. The expertise and resources offered by the CRC can also help investigators who lack the research capabilities necessary for a particular protocol.

In his faculty and clinical roles, Dr. K. Luan Phan is Director of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Clinical and Research Programs and Associate Head for Clinical and Translational Research in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  He is also Chief of NeuroPsychiatric Research and a VA Research Scientist at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.  He has a longstanding commitment to translate discoveries from affective and cognitive neuroscience to improve our understanding and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders.  Dr. Phan’s research has been consistently funded by the National Institutes of Health, Veterans Affairs, and Department of Defense over the past 10 years.  

Dr. Phan received his medical degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and received psychiatry residency and research track training at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinics at the University of Pittsburgh and at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Clinics.  Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2012, he was Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience Program at the University of Michigan and Chief of the Mental Health Clinic at the Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System.