Thursday, May 5, 2022

Bright Nights Virtual Community Forum

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Free and open to the public, but we ask that you register here:

A discussion of the history of bipolar disorder and the present status of bipolar research

Join the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program in a discussion about the history of bipolar disorder, current knowledge of the disorder, and looking forward into the future of research. 

Panel Moderator

Melvin G. McInnis, M.D., FRCPsych

Director, Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program
Thomas B. and Nancy Upjohn Woodworth Professor of Bipolar Disorder and Depression
Professor of Psychiatry


Sagar V. Parikh, M.D., FRCPC

John F. Greden Professor of Depression and Clinical Neuroscience
Professor of Psychiatry
Professor of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health
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Meg LeDuc

Longitudinal Study of Bipolar Disorder Participant

Meg LeDuc is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a BA in English and Creative Writing. Her writing has appeared in BrevitySan Fedele Press, and IHRAF Publishes. She won a 2014 Michigan Press Association Award for News Enterprise Reporting, and her essay, “A Different Kind of Home,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2020. An MFA in Writing student at Vermont College of Fine Arts, she lives and works in Detroit with her husband and three cats. Meg is a participant in the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program Longitudinal Study of Bipolar Disorder.

Sarah Sperry, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan
Director, Emotion and Temporal Dynamics (EmoTe) Lab