You’re invited: Today’s Frontier seminar to highlight bipolar disease

January 10, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Throughout Michigan Medicine, there are remarkable stories of discoveries and achievements in basic science, clinical and translational research.

The Frontier Seminar Series, hosted by Bishr Omary, M.D., Ph.D., chief scientific officer and executive vice dean for research, provides a platform for storytelling and sharing this important work.

The next seminar in the series will be held today, Jan. 10, at 4 p.m. in the Ford Auditorium. The event will feature Melvin McInnis, M.D., Emily Provost, Ph.D., and Amy Kilbourne, Ph.D., M.P.H., who will discuss bipolar disease.

McInnis is the Thomas B. and Nancy Upjohn Woodworth Professor of Bipolar Disorder and Depression and directs the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program at U-M. McInnis leads an extensive multi-disciplinary research team focused on identification of underlying biological mechanisms of bipolar, and programs designed toward predictive computational modeling that integrates multimodal data from mobile and clinical observations to test models of outcomes in the illness.

Provost is an award-winning researcher whose interests are in human-centered speech and video processing, multimodal interfaces design and speech-based assistive technology. The goals of her research are motivated by the complexities of human emotion generation and perception.

Kilbourne is professor of psychiatry at the U-M Medical School and director of the VA Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI). She is also associate director for implementation and policy for the U-M Depression Center and the Director of the Michigan Mental Health Integration Partnership (MIP) whose goal is to improve the lives of Michigan residents with behavioral health care needs through public-private partnerships that accelerate the adoption and sustainability of innovative best practices in community-based settings. Kilbourne is a national expert in implementation science, building academic-community research partnerships, and design and deployment of pragmatic clinical trials in learning healthcare systems and community settings.

If you’d like to attend today’s event, RSVP by clicking here.