Bipolar Research and the Search for Genes

The following are the centers that participated in previous Bipolar Disorder Health Studies. The information may not be up to date.

The following are the centers that participated in previous Bipolar Disorder Health Studies. The information may not be up to date.

Howard University (Washington, D.C.)

Indiana University School of Medicine (Indianapolis, IN)
Bipolar Research at Indiana University
Indiana University School of Medicine
791 Union Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Toll-free: 1-888-750-2201
Indiana University is a national leader in the development of methods for finding links between psychiatric disorders such as manic-depressive illness, also called bipolar disorder, and genetic patterns. The link below will take you to a web site at Indiana University where you can fill out information on-line to express your interest in helping us in our research.

Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)

NIMH Intramural Research Program (Bethesda, MD)
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services

Bipolar Research at NIMH Laboratory of Clinical Science, IRP
National Insitute of Mental Health
Building 10, Room 3D41
10 Center Drive MSC 1264
Bethesda, MD 20892-1264
(301) 496-8977
Toll Free: 1-866-NIH-GENES (1-866-644-4363)

National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services
The NIMH-Intramural site is a contact point for families anywhere in the U.S. who are interested in participating but find it inconvenient to go to a research site to be studied. We work by phone, mail, and FedEx and we offer:
Confidential at-home telephone interviews
Flexible scheduling, including evening/weekend interview times
Blood drawing at a doctor's office or lab of your choice near home, at no cost to you
Continuity--the same few people are in touch with all participating members of your family, no matter where they live
More about this study...

Rush University Medical Center (Chicago, IL)
Bipolar Research at Rush University Medical Center
Rush University Medical Center
1720 W. Polk Street, MFIV Building
Chicago, IL 60612
(888) 820-3395

Rush University Medical Center’s (in Chicago) Department of Psychiatry, along with eleven other sites, are participating in a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) study to learn more about Bipolar I Mood Disorder, also known as manic depressive disorder. The project’s goal is to identify genes that predispose individuals to develop Bipolar Disorder and ultimately may lead to earlier detection and improved treatment for the disorder.
We are seeking individuals (16 and older) who have Bipolar I Disorder to participate in an interview about their experiences with the illness and a blood draw of approximately 15 cc. The study, led by Dr. William Scheftner, Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, is voluntary, requires only one visit and includes compensation.
We go to great lengths to protect the subject’s confidentiality, so most subjects are self-referred and hear about the study from their doctors, web sites, brochures or flyers.

University of California, San Diego (San Diego, CA)
Bipolar Research at University of California, San Diego
University of California, San Diego
Department of Psychiatry
8950 Villa LaJolla Drive, Ste. 2142
San Diego, CA 92037
(858) 535-4786

Men and women age 18 and older who have manic-depressive illness and and who also have a brother or sister with this condition are invited to participate in a family study of manic-depressive illness at the University of California, San Diego. Manic-depressive illness is also called bipolar disorder.
The study, led by Dr. John Kelsoe, is part of a larger project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. The project's goal is to identify the genes that predispose individuals to develop manic-depressive illness. This study may ultimately lead to earlier detection and improved treatment for this disorder.

University of California, San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
and NCIRE (Northern California Institute of Research and Education)
ARE CONDUCTING RESEARCH ON
MANIC DEPRESSIVE ILLNESS
(BIPOLAR I DISORDER)

If you are at least 18-years-old and have been diagnosed with manic depression (Bipolar I disorder), you may be eligible to participate in a nation-wide research study to determine the genetics of manic depression.
If you participate, you will be interviewed at a convenient time for approximately 2-3 hours by toll-free telephone, at your home or at our facilities.

University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
Participants Invited to Join UI Family Study of Manic-Depressive Illness
University of Iowa
Psychiatry Research - MEB
Iowa City, IA 52242
1-888-850-8531

Individuals who have been diagnosed with manic-depression and who also have a brother or sister with this condition are invited to participate in a family study of manic-depressive illness at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. Manic-depressive illness is also called bipolar disorder.
The study, led by Dr. William Coryell, a UI professor of psychiatry, is part of a larger project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. The project's goal is to identify the genes that predispose individuals to develop manic-depressive illness. This study may ultimately lead to earlier detection and improved treatment for this disorder.

University of Louisville (Louisville, KY)
Bipolar Research at University of Louisville
University of Louisville

The University of Louisville is collaborating with Indiana University as we work together to find the genes responsible for bipolar disorder. Since we share resources with Indiana University on this study, the link below will take you to a web site at Indiana University where you can fill out information on-line to express your interest in helping us in our research. In order to help us track your interest, at the bottom of the form in the box for other comments, please indicate that you accessed the form from the University of Louisville page on bipolargenes.org.
Of course, if you would prefer to contact us directly, you can send e-mail to John Hennion or contact us at the address and phone number above. Thanks for your interest!

University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
Bipolar Research at University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
Clinical Research Building Room 111
415 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 662-2394

Individuals age 16 and older who have bipolar disorder or schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type, are invited to participate in a genetic study at the University of Pennsylvania. (Bipolar disorder is also called manic-depressive illness.)
The study is led by Dr. Wade Berrettini, director of the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, and is part of a national project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. The project's goal is to identify the genes that predispose individuals to develop bipolar disorder. This study may ultimately lead to earlier detection and improved treatment for this disorder.
Participants fill out several confidential questionnaires, complete a confidential interview, and have a small blood sample drawn at our expense.
No treatment or medications are involved in this study. It is not necessary to travel to the University to participate.

Washington University, St. Louis (St. Louis, MO) Bipolar Research at Washington University, St. Louis
Washington University, St. Louis
School of Medicine
4625 Lindell Blvd., 2nd floor
St. Louis, MO 63108
1-866-289-1378

Men and women age 18 and older who have manic-depressive illness are invited to participate in a family study of manic-depressive illness at the Washington University School of Medicine. Manic-depressive illness is also called bipolar disorder.
The study, led by Dr. John Rice, is part of a larger project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. The project's goal is to identify the genes that predispose individuals to develop manic-depressive illness. This study may ultimately lead to earlier detection and improved treatment for this disorder.

University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)