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Mani Pavuluri, MD, PhD

Professor and Founding Director, Pediatric Mood Disorders Program, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinios

Mani Pavuluri, MD, PhD, is the Distinguished Fellow at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Fellow of Royal Australian and NZ College of Psychiatrists, Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago, and the Founding Director of the Pediatric Mood Disorders Program. Dr. Pavuluri is the co-founder and strategic advisor for the digital company Medcircle Inc., a health education network. Dr. Pavuluri has the collective vision to serve in the public sector at the University of Illinois, nonprofit sector at drmanipavuluri.com, and the private sector at MedCircle Inc.

Dr. Pavuluri was endowed the Berger-Colberth Team Chair in Child Psychiatry in 2010. Dr. Pavuluri completed her psychiatric training in NZ, Australia and USA, board-certified in both General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is named as Best Doctor, Top Doctor, and Top Psychiatrist by her peers and consumers in USA. Dr. Pavuluri has received prestigious national prizes such as the Klerman award for the best scientific discovery, AACAP Klingenstein prize for the best paper on mood disorders, and the University Scholar of the Year Award at the University of Illinois. She won the Jay Hirsch Excellence in Teaching Award from UIC Child Psychiatry Fellows. Dr. Pavuluri serves on editorial boards of international scientific journals. She has mentored many clinical and research faculty and their programs across the world and consults patients from 33 states in the USA. Her scientific work is a trailblazer for the understanding of brain circuitry function and medication effects on brain function in mood disorders such as bipolar disorder and ADHD through functional magnetic neuroimaging technology (fMRI). Her research has been funded by federal and leading private foundations. Dr. Pavuluri’s work is foremost among the cohort of studies mapping the brain functional model underscoring the interface of thinking and feeling brain circuits. One of her books is What Works for Bipolar Kids: Help and Hope for Parents, drawing on her 30 years of clinical experience. Dr. Pavuluri has special interest in suicide prevention and the program Brain and Environmental Training Towards Emotional Resilience. 

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Saturday, September 16

10:30am CDT