January 5, 2017

2016 Prechter Bipolar Research Retreat - Summary

"2016 and Beyond: Launchpad Projects in Bipolar Research"

Thank you for joining us for an afternoon of research brainstorming at the annual Prechter Bipolar Research Retreat. The event featured discussion to strengthen research concepts, facilitate collaborations, and identify areas for research funding.

Thursday, December 15, 2016
University of Michigan Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg and Family Depression Center
Rachel Upjohn Building Auditorium
4250 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Our speakers were:

Gu Eon Kang, Ph.D. student in Kinesiology:
"Can mood state be extracted from ordinary movements such as walking and rising from a chair in bipolar disorder?"

Todd Herron, Ph.D.:
"Bipolar patient specific cardiac cells and 3D cardiac micro-tissues for precision medication testing"

Leslie Swanson, Ph.D.:
"Intensive sleep retraining for insomnia in bipolar disorder"

Richard Dopp, M.D.:
"Complementary and alternative treatments for bipolar disorder"

Shervin Assari, M.D., M.P.H.:
"Ethnicity and mixed emotions: co-occurrence of positive and negative emotions in bipolar disorder and controls"

Cynthia Burton, Ph.D., Research Fellow in Psychiatry:
"Psychosis in bipolar disorder: does it represent a more 'severe' illness?"

Melvin McInnis, M.D., FRCPsych:
"Stem Cell Models of Bipolar Disorder"

Daniel Forger, Ph.D.:
"New mathematical tools for personalizing the treatment of bipolar disorder"

Our goal with this event is increased engagement and collaboration that will further research in bipolar disorder. We are very enthusiastic to amplify and expand the projects around the Prechter bipolar studies as well as begin new programs. The opportunities are many!

Prechter Program Research Retreat
Prechter Program Research Retreat
Prechter Program Research Retreat