Expert to Present Lecture at UM on Depression

September 22, 2016

MISSOULA – John Rush, an internationally recognized expert on depression, will present a lecture from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the University Center Theater at the University of Montana.

The lecture, “A Skeptic’s Guide to Recognizing and Treating Depression and Suicidality,” is free and open to the public and does not require reservations.

Rush, a clinical researcher and practitioner, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of depression and other mood disorders. He holds degrees from Princeton University, Columbia College and Northwestern University and currently serves as Professor Emeritus at the Duke-National University of Singapore.

Throughout his career, Rush has helped develop and test cognitive therapy and medications for people with unipolar depression and bipolar mood disorders. He has received many honors, including the Donald Klein Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society for Clinical Psychopharmacology and the Mind of American Scientific Research Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to the Study of Depression. He also has authored over 800 publications.

The lecture is sponsored by UM Health and Medicine, the Center for Structural and Functional Neuroscience, UM’s Department of Psychology, the Office of the Provost, and the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship.

For more information call Cindi Laukes, chief operating officer of the UM Neural Injury Center, at 406-243-4017 or email


Contact: Cindi Laukes, chief operating officer, UM Neural Injury Center, 406-243-4017,