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Marquette Presents

DEPRESSION - The Intersection of Hope, Medicine and Research

Join us for a complimentary breakfast forum - the first in a new research series the College of Health Sciences will host on issues of community health - to discuss and destigmatize the mental health issue of depression in our lives.

This program will reveal new findings around depression through research and practice.

Monday, Sept. 17

7:15 a.m. Complimentary continental breakfast
7:45 a.m. Program begins; networking to follow
9:00 a.m. Event concludes

Alumni Memorial Union - Grand Ballroom

1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Marquette campus

The campus program will tackle head-on what neuroscience researchers and mental health providers are learning about depression. The perspective of the forum experts is "Where there is a biological basis, there is hope for a biological treatment."

Principal Panelist

Peter M. Lake, M.D.Dr. Peter M. Lake, medical director, Rogers Memorial Hospital - Oconomowoc, Child and Adolescent Center (M.D., University of Iowa, Residency in Adult Psychiatry and Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University)

Lake is board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Wisconsin, a comprehensive psychiatric hospital that is nationally recognized for its specialty mental health treatment. Lake's areas of interest focus on early childhood development; attachment disorders; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; medication management; childhood depression and anxiety disorders; and individual psychotherapy and family therapy.

Susy Fovor HamiltonSuzy Favor-Hamilton, three-time Olympian who has favorably coped with depression. Born and raised in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Suzy won 11 state titles in high school and was named one of the top 100 high school athletes of the century. Suzy became the winningest female collegiate athlete ever at University of Wisconsin, winning nine NCAA championships, the Honda Broderick Cup as the nation's top female collegiate athlete and Big Ten Athlete of the Decade for the '90s. Suzy is a three-time Olympian and the holder of seven U.S. National Championships.



Paul Gasser, Ph.D.Dr. Paul Gasser, assistant professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Marquette University College of Health Sciences (Ph.D., Arizona State University; Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Bristol, United Kingdom)

Gasser's research program focuses on cognitive function and brain motivational states and their relationship to mental health issues, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.



William E. Cullinan, Ph.D.Dr. William E. Cullinan, professor and dean, Marquette University College of Health Sciences (PT '81; Ph.D., University of Virginia, Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Michigan)

Cullinan is the director of the Integrative Neuroscience Research Center, Marquette's largest research collaboration of more than 30 faculty members. His research program focuses on brain pathways responsible for regulating hormonal responses to stress and their relationship to mental health issues such as depression.



For questions or special needs, please contact Alumni Engagement and Outreach at 414.288.7697 or

Complimentary parking will be available in the 16th Street Parking Structure (located between Wisconsin Avenue and Wells Street).

Kelben Foundation
Billie and Dr. Michael Kubly
Marquette CIRCLES
Marquette University
Rogers Memorial Hospital

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