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6th Annual Prechter Lecture


“Stem Cells and Ethics”

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

The 6th Annual Prechter Lecture was held on:

Monday, November 12, 2012
Rackham Graduate School - 4th Floor Amphitheater
University of Michigan
915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Lecture: 1-4:30 p.m.
Reception & Informal Q & A: 4:30-5 p.m.

We were pleased to present:

  • Keynote speaker John R. Kelsoe, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego; Medical Director, STEP Clinic, VA San Diego Healthcare System, La Jolla, CA. Dr. Kelsoe presented on "Treatment Horizons in Bipolar Disorder: Stem Cells and Pharmacology."
  • Sue O'Shea, Ph.D., Co-director of the Taubman Consortium for Stem Cell Therapies, Crosby-Kahn Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan. Dr. O'Shea spoke on "Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell (iPSC) Models to Study Bipolar Disorder."
  • Edward B. Goldman, J.D., Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and head of the Program in Sexual Rights and Reproductive Justice, University of Michigan. Dr. Goldman presented on “Legal and ethical issues in embryonic stem cell research.”
  • Carl Schneider, Ph.D., Chauncey Stillman Professor of Law & Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan. Dr. Schneider presented on “The Principles of Regulation and the Progress of Research.”
  • Melvin McInnis, M.D., Thomas B. and Nancy Upjohn Woodworth Professor of Bipolar Disorder and Depression; Director of Bipolar Research Program, Department of Psychiatry; Associate Director, University of Michigan Depression Center.  As the Principal Investigator of the Prechter Bipolar Research Fund, Dr. McInnis presented a synopsis of the afternoon’s program.

The University of Michigan Depression Center is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative.  Approved Provider Number: MICEC-0063. This program is approved for 2.5 Clock Hours.

The University of Michigan Depression Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The University of Michigan Depression Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This event is designated for 2.5 continuing education credits.

The Annual Prechter Lecture Series is supported through the generosity of the following sponsors:

Chrysler LLC

Comerica Bank

Dearborn Sausage Company
Dearborn Sausage Company, Inc.

Ernst & Young

General Motors Foundation
General Motors Foundation