Greden honored for advancement of depression and bipolar research

John F. Greden, M.D., executive director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center, has been named the 2012 recipient of the Gerald R. Klerman Senior Investigator award from the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA).

The award recognizes Greden’s significant contributions to research that improves the lives of people living with mood disorders.

Greden is currently the Rachel Upjohn Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, research professor in the Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute, and served as chair of the Department of Psychiatry for more than 22 years before stepping down in 2007 to devote his full efforts toward his role as executive director of the Depression Center. He is also founder and chair of the National Network of Depression Centers, whose membership includes 21 leading depression centers and academic medical centers.

Focused on advancing research, awareness, support, and advocacy, DBSA is the largest patient-directed national organization focused on depression and bipolar disorder, with a grassroots network of nearly 1,000 patient-run support groups across the country.

The Gerald L. Klerman Award is named in honor of the late Klerman, M.D. who was professor and associate chair of research at Cornell University Hospital Medical College. Klerman’s many research endeavors have had an enormous impact on the understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders.

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