Genomics Across Diagnostic Boundaries to Improve Precision Medicine in Psychiatry

Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 2:00 pm EDT
Meet the Scientist - May 2018

Stephan Ripke, M.D., Ph.D. presented on the enormous success of Genome Wide Association Analysis in Psychiatry over the last decade. He will also discuss how this knowledge is translating into clinical care of patients with psychiatric disease. Genome-wide association study (GWA study, or GWAS) is a look at a genome-wide set of genetic variants in different people to see if any particular variant is associated with a trait. In GWAS, research scientists typically focus on the association between a single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and major human disease. SNPs are the most common type of genetic variation among people.

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Presented by 
Stephan Ripke, M.D., Ph.D.
Stephan Ripke, M.D., Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital (Simches Research Center)

Research Scientist at the Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit

2015 Young Investigator Grant

2014 Sidney R. Baer, Jr., Prize for Innovative and Promising Schizophrenia Research

Moderated by 
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

President and CEO

Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., serves as the President & CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, the largest private funder of mental health research grants. Dr. Borenstein developed the Emmy Award-nominated public television program “Healthy Minds,” and serves as host of the series. The program, which is broadcast nationwide, focuses on topics in psychiatry in order to educate the public, reduce stigma and offer a message of hope. Dr. Borenstein also serves as Editor-in-Chief of Psychiatric News, the newspaper of the American Psychiatric Association and as an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.