Wednesday, October 26, 2022

16th Annual Prechter Lecture featuring Chamique Holdsclaw

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Bldg (BSRB)
Kahn Auditorium
109 Zina Pitcher Place, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

The Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program invites you to the 16th Annual Prechter Lecture featuring Chamique Holdsclaw. Former WNBA star who lives with bipolar disorder and a dedicated mental health advocate

This year's Prechter Lecture will feature keynote speaker Chamique Holdsclaw), former WNBA star and mental health advocate. Chamique will give a talk about Mind/Game): The lifelong pursuit of order after a bipolar disorder diagnosis. Chamique will touch on her mental health struggles throughout her life and how she has become committed to helping others accept and seek help for their mental health and well-being. She will also speak about the stigma around mental health in the black and brown communities and in sport. The talk will be followed by a panel discussion highlighting the Prechter Program's research projects. 

We are pleased to present:

  • Keynote speaker Chamique Holdsclaw, former WNBA star
  • One-on-one interview with Chamique Holdsclaw and NAMI Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ken Duckworth
  • Panel discussion about research into bipolar disorder, moderated by Melvin McInnis, M.D., director of the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program
  • Reception following the panel discussion with light refreshments
  • Local mental health resources


    • Sarah Sperry. Ph.D., Director, Emotion and Temporal Dynamics (EmoTe) Lab
    • Amy Kilbourne, Ph.D., M.P.H., Associate Chair for Research, University of Michigan Learning Health Sciences, Director, Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Faculty, U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI)
    • Erica Vest, LMSW, Prechter Program Associate Program Manager
    • Charles Graham Jr., PhD, LMSW, MA, Therapist and Psychologist
    • Valenna M., Prechter Program research participant who lives with bipolar disorder