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Prechter Lecture Series

10th Annual Prechter Lecture

Featuring Mimi Baird, author of He Wanted the Moon

The Madness and Medical Genius of Dr. Perry Baird and His Daughter's Quest to Know Him

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
6:00 – 9:00 pm
University of Michigan, Kahn Auditorium, A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building
109 Zina Pitcher Place
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

  • Featured Speaker: Mimi Baird
  • Panel discussion about the present and future of research in bipolar disorder
  • Reception

"Baird's lonely, angry, grief-stricken, and occasionally grandiose account of his illness and its shattering costs is the reason we can't put [this book] down. His sharply detailed recollections are sometimes sane and sometimes not, but his writing is lucid even when his thinking isn't. His manuscript is a plea to understand his experience and, by extension, others." — The Boston Globe

The book will be available for purchase at the event. If you'd like to read the book before October, you can buy it on Amazon or at Crazy Wisdom Bookstore in Ann Arbor, MI.

This event is free and open to the public, but we kindly ask you to pre-register:


Initiated in 2007, this lecture series brings to Ann Arbor, Michigan each year distinguished researchers to give a talk on bipolar genetics and spend time collaborating with the University of Michigan research team.

Please visit our lecture archive to see presentations and videos from past years.

We’d like to thank the sponsors of our lecture series: 

Comerica Bank
Dearborn Sausage Company