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  Depression research
Reading the 'Michigan Roadmap'

The U-M Health Sciences Council and Depression Center will host the Second Annual Health Sciences Symposium, "Interdisciplinary Depression Research: The Michigan Roadmap," May 28 in Rackham Auditorium.

The symposium, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., will feature presentations on the latest findings in understanding depression; information on cross-campus interdisciplinary research initiatives; and a panel of health sciences deans addressing barriers to interdisciplinary research at U-M and identification of solutions.

Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and professor of psychology and psychiatry, will moderate.

Speakers are: Dr. John Greden, "Why do we need a 'Michigan Roadmap?'"; Dr. Delia Vazquez, "Does maternal depression risk affect infant biological rhythms and mother-infant attachment?"; Margit Burmeister, "Depression genes? Can we untangle genetic vulnerabilities and environmental stressors?"; Dr. Jon-Kar Zubieta, "Brain regulation of physical and psychological stress"; Bonnie Hagerty, "Get on board: Self-management for recurrent depression"; Dr. Michael Klinkman, "Integrating depression treatment into primary care: What works, what doesn't and what we don't yet know"; and Kyle Grazier, "Financing care for depression: How can we pay for what we must do?"

The event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required at

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