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From The Director

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Dear friends and colleagues, 

As the season changes and we reflect on the warmth of summer and the colors of autumn that we so appreciated, I am excited to reflect on the past accomplishments of the Prechter Program and provide insights on the innovative projects that the community of researchers, clinicians, and stakeholders in our program are working towards! 

Continue reading Dr. McInnis's letter in which he discusses the Prechter Program's driving philosophy and more!



Welcome Sarah Sperry, Ph.D.!

The Prechter Program's newest faculty member!

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Milken-Led Collaboration

An exciting collaboration with the Milken Institute, Center for Strategic Philanthropy (CSP). 

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Researchers Receive Baszucki Brain Research Funding

Sue O'Shea, Ph.D., and Ivy Tso, Ph.D., will be awarded funding for bipolar research.

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Research Updates


Worldwide Findings Reinforce Research Results From The Prechter Program

The research findings of the Prechter Program were used in a recently published “meta-analysis” on neurocognitive functioning in bipolar disorder over long periods of time.

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The Dawn of Tappigraphy: Does Your Smartphone Know How You Feel Before You Do?

Prechter Program Director Melvin G. McInnis, M.D., FRCPsych, and researcher Kelly Ryan, Ph.D., collaborated on the BiAffect study cited in an article by The Guardian.

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Investigating the Bipolar Brain

An update on the collaboration between the Prechter Program and Chandra Sripada, M.D., Ph.D., from the U-M Department of Psychiatry.

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Inside the Bipolar Mind

A Glimpse Into the Michigan Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (MiSCAN) Lab

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Using Cell Phones to Identify Mood Changes

An update on the PRIORI program

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Life Goals Collaborative Care for Bipolar Disorder

Building a Learning Health System

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Upcoming Events

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The Prechter Program, in collaboration with U-M Residential College, is presenting a screening of Why I Fight, or Team Wristband, a short film adaptation of the 2019 Michigan Quarterly Review novelette by James Munro Leaf.

This film can be seen at U-M Residential College Keene Theater, on January 14 2022 at 7PM.

Click here for more information and to register to attend.

COVID-19 Resources

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Psychiatry faculty members with extensive expertise in many of the issues affecting you and your families during this critical “stay at home” period.

Visit this micro-site for helpful tips and practical links.

How You Can Help

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The mission of the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program is to discover the mechanisms that contribute to bipolar disorder, predict and improve outcomes, and develop effective, innovative treatments.

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