What is the ASPIRE Research Program?

The ASPIRE program is a research program for children and adolescents with a suspected diagnosis of autism, schizophrenia, psychosis, or bipolar. The ASPIRE program is within the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Medicine led by Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dr. Linmarie Sikich. We strive to provide compassionate and innovative care for our patients, and conduct cutting edge research to find better treatments for children, adolescents, and young adults. Our team here at the ASPIRE Program includes psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, research coordinators, and a social worker.

Team Photo 12-7-12

Back row (left to right): Evelyn Atkins; Constantina Gallins; Micah Mabe; Niki Connelly; Cheryl Alderman; Joe Horrigan, MD.
Front row (left to right): Lindsey Hazzard; Linmarie Sikich, MD; Kristine Baluyot; Nathan Copeland, MD