Foundation Grants and Awards

The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation has made the following Grants and Awards in furtherance of its mission and its Quest For The Test™:

1) To the Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard) (five annual grants) to co-sponsor the Annual Pediatric Bipolar Disorder Conference in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, attended by researchers, scientists and clinicians from around the world;

2) To the University of Chicago - Department of Human Genetics (two annual grants) to support their research in bioinformatics and human genetics in the search for a predictor of Bipolar Disorder;

3) To the University of Pittsburgh Medical School to support the Key Study of the genetic risk to children of parents with Bipolar Disorder (2009), and A Pilot Study of Sleep, Neural Circuitry and Vulnerability to Bipolar Disorder in Youth (2012); 

4) To the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to establish a Quest For The Test™ Pilot Research Award for a Young Investigator in Bipolar Disorder;

5) To Dr. Harold Koplewicz of the Child Mind Institute and his team at the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research researching an early predictor of Bipolar Disorder through analysis of resting-state fMRIs;

6) To the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine - Adolescent Depression Awareness Program (ADAP) to educate high school students, their parents and their teachers about Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Suicide, and to help reduce the stigma associated with these illnesses. The Foundation Awards have supported this program in the State of Delaware (2008), Chicago (2010-2012 in collaboration with The Chauncey and Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation) and Palm Beach County, Florida (2011-2012);

7) To the International Society for Bipolar Disorders to sponsor the 10th International Conference on Bipolar Disorders, attended by researchers, scientists and clinicians from around the world (2013).




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