Melvin G. McInnis, MD, FRCPsych: Thomas B. and Nancy Upjohn Woodworth Professor of Bipolar Disorder and Depression, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan.
Melvin McInnis is the Thomas B and Nancy Upjohn Woodworth Professor of Bipolar Disorder and Depression at the University of Michigan Depression Center. He directs the research programs of the HC Prechter Bipolar Research Fund at the University of Michigan. This research includes following a cohort of 1000 individuals in a longitudinal study of bipolar disorder and health unaffected individuals, a study that began in 2005 and continues. This research is among the most comprehensive research programs in bipolar disorder and includes extensive research in clinical, environmental, genetic, biological, and computational factors. This presentation will highlight the cutting edge progress in these arenas, explained in a conversational and understandable manner aimed towards the interested public.
Dr. McInnis has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles on the genetics and clinical course of bipolar disorders. He is internationally known as an expert in the diagnosis, genetics and clinical management of bipolar and depressive disorders in adolescents and adults. He was trained psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, UK, and the Johns Hopkins University and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatry (UK).