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2016 Prechter Bipolar Research Retreat

Dec. 15, 2016 - The Prechter Bipolar Research Fund hosted its annual research retreat, a successful afternoon of research brainstorming. This year’s theme was "2016 and Beyond: Launchpad Projects in Bipolar Research." More Details...

10th Annual Prechter Lecture

Oct. 19, 2016 - "He Wanted the Moon - The Madness and Medical Genius of Dr. Perry Baird and His Daughter's Quest to Know Him” More Details...

Michigan Video Abstracts – "The Study of Bipolar Disorder is the Study of Humanity"

This video was made for the Michigan Video Abstracts (MVA) website. A major focus of MVA is current and cutting-edge research and collaborative and multidisciplinary work at the University of Michigan. MVA showcases the work of senior U-M faculty who have made substantial "contributions to knowledge" during the course of their careers. In the video, Dr. McInnis, the Prechter Fund's research director, talks about all the different research projects that make up the Prechter program. Watch...

"Managing the Problems of Daily Living" TV interview

Bloomfield Television's show "Managing the Problems of Daily Living" featured an episode on bipolar disorder for which they interviewed our research director, Melvin McInnis, M.D. The second guest is Prechter Fund long-time supporter and owner of ELLA Designs Jewelry, Liz Guz. Watch...

“Ride the Tiger – A Guide Through the Bipolar Brain” documentary panel discussion

Ride the Tiger is a PBS documentary that tells the stories of individuals with bipolar disorder. Featured in the film is Melvin McInnis, M.D., the Prechter Fund’s research director. This panel discussion took place on World Bipolar Day, March 30, 2016; Dr. McInnis moderates the discussion. Watch...


MI Healthy Mind episode focuses on bipolar disorder and the Prechter Fund

Guests on the show are Wally Prechter, founder of the Prechter Fund; Dr. John Greden, executive director of the University of Michigan Depression Center; and Bryan Timlin, one of the Prechter research participants. Watch...


2015 Prechter Bipolar Research Retreat

December 17, 2015 - The Prechter Bipolar Research Fund hosted its annual research retreat, a successful afternoon of research brainstorming. This year’s theme was "ID8 - 8 ideas." More details...


9th Annual Prechter Lecture

November 2, 2015 - "Systems Medicine and Proactive P4 Medicine: Medicine at a Tipping Point — Bipolar Disease and Scientific Wellness" More details...



Wally Prechter’s fight to cure bipolar disorder

This video looks at the cost of bipolar disorder and reveals some of the exciting research initiatives underway at the Prechter Bipolar Research Fund. July 2013


First stem cell study on bipolar disorder yields promising results

New stem cell research published by scientists from the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund may help scientists better understand bipolar disorder, and test new treatments for it. March 28, 2014

PRIORI phone app study - longitudinal voice patterns in bipolar disorder

Dr. Melvin McInnis, Principal Investigator of the Prechter Fund, and Dr. Mower Provost from the U-M Department of Computer Science and Engineering, discuss the innovative PRIORI study. March 2015.

"Spectacles" TV show interview

Wally Prechter and Dr. Sue O’Shea from our stem cell lab are interviewed on Bloomfield Township Community TV show "Spectacles" - February, 2015.


8th Annual Prechter Lecture

September 29, 2014 - "Deconstructing bipolar disorder: from the population to the clinic.” More details...


Junior faculty lecture: eye gaze perception in the schizophrenia-bipolar psychosis spectrum

Ivy Tso, PhD, LP; Assistant Professor, Dep. of Psychiatry; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dep. of Psychology. Dep. of Psychiatry Grand Rounds. March 4, 2015.

"Mobile Health Technology: Detecting Moods in Bipolar Disorder"

Bright Nights Community Forum at the Ann Arbor District Library. The topic was our PRIORI (Predicting Individual Outcomes for Rapid Intervention) – Longitudinal Voice Patterns in Bipolar Disorder research study. March 2015