Giving to the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program
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Research that Changes Lives

The turmoil caused by bipolar disorder’s manic highs and depressed lows affects millions of people and their families. This challenging condition has been with us since recorded history, yet for many who struggle, effective treatments and cures remain elusive. As many of 20% of people with bipolar disorders die by suicide and many more will attempt suicide, reflecting the intense pain and loss that too often result from this illness.

For more than 20 years, the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program has been working toward a future that gives everyone with bipolar disorder access to personalized, evidence-based treatments so they can lead full, productive lives.

We believe this goal is within reach thanks to the collaborative and dedicated efforts of our multidisciplinary scientists, research participants, and visionary donors. And you can help!

Your gift can fuel our efforts to:

  • Identify bipolar’s genetic and biological underpinnings to develop tailored treatments
  • Improve understanding of connections with other diseases, like heart conditions and substance use disorders
  • Explore how sleep, diet, and exercise contribute to affect symptoms and course of illness
  • Develop apps to help patients manage their own bipolar symptoms
  • Expand our international collaborations to advance global science in bipolar disorder
  • Pilot innovative studies exploring novel approaches to understanding and treating bipolar disorder
  • Train the next generation of bipolar disorder researchers and clinicians

Think about how you can make a difference. When we work together, we can accomplish anything!

Giving Opportunities
Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund
The Prechter Bipolar Research Fund collects and maintains a repository of longitudinal clinical, genetic, and biological data to fuel collaborative research on the causes, prevention, and treatment of bipolar disorder.
Advance innovative research
Bipolar Research Innovation Fund
The Bipolar Research Innovation Fund supports novel scientific investigation of bipolar disorder and the extension of bipolar research with encouraging preliminary outcomes.
Support novel research
Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Endowed Fund
The Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Endowed Fund is a gift to endowment and ensures the continuity of the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Longitudinal Research Study and Biorepository.
Keep our longitudinal study going
Michael Guz Bipolar Cell Biology Fund
Gifts to this endowed fund provide support to the Prechter Bipolar Research Program's projects in cell biology, using induced pluripotent stem cells which allow researchers to investigate the biological mechanisms underlying bipolar disorder.
Support breakthrough discovery
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We would be pleased to discuss your interests and goals — and the impact your gift can have. We can connect you with faculty and staff, identify where your help is most needed, and share how giving can provide personal satisfaction as well as financial and tax benefits.

Lisa Fabian Lisa Fabian
Associate Director of Development