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This e-newsletter has been sent to you because you attended a Prechter event or you are a friend or supporter of the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program.

The entire Prechter Program and I wish you all joy and happiness over the holiday season! We extend gratitude to all our supporters, friends, and research participants. We cannot do what we do here at the Prechter Program without your continued involvement. We look forward to a productive new year, energized by the momentum of Michigan. Be well and keep in touch!

Melvin McInnis, M.D., FRCPsych

News Updates

Mind Matters: Beyond Borders Webinar

On December 6th, Michigan Medicine hosted a livestream webinar that featured Prechter Program visiting scholar, Frances Adiukwu, M.D., and U-M psychiatrist, Heidi Burns, M.D. During the livestream, Dr. Adiukwu and Dr. Burns spoke about their experiences as psychiatrists in Nigeria and Ghana. 

Watch the recording here

Prechter Program Announced as Inaugural Site for BD² Integrate Network

Breakthrough Discoveries for Thriving with Bipolar Disorder has announced the University of Michigan as one of the inaugural institutions that will launch the groundbreaking BD² Integrated Network. 

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Studying Decisions and Brain Networks in Bipolar Disorder: New Prechter Program collaboration

The Sripada Lab, directed by Chandra Sripada, M.D., Ph.D., in collaboration with Melvin McInnis, M.D., director of the Prechter Program, received a five-year NIH R01 grant ($2.6 million).

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Rhythm and Blues: Changing the Clock to Breakthrough in Bipolar Disorder

Drs. Leslie Swanson, Sarah Sperry, Helen Burgess, and Melvin McInnis will be researching sleep, circadian rhythms, and mood instability in bipolar disorder.

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Recap: The 17th Annual Prechter Lecture

Andy Dunn: The Gift is in the Wound

The Annual Prechter Lecture is one of favorite parts of the here at the Prechter Program. We love to see our participants, donors, family members, researchers, and members of the U-M community come together to in person and online to talk all things bipolar disorder. Our featured speaker at our 17th Lecture was entrepreneur, investor, and author, Andy Dunn.

"Great presentation, I was mesmerized by the energy in the room!"

We thank all who attended this year's Lecture and can't wait to see you at the next one!

Didn't make it to the event? Watch the recording here!

Click here to view the Lecture photo gallery.

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Interested in receiving our 16-page printed Annual News and Impact Report? Email Prechter Program Marketing and Communications Specialist Rachel Bresnahan, with your mailing information!

Check out past reports and learn more here!

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