Largest Consortium in Psychiatric History

Patrick Sullivan, M.D., FRANZC

UNC Department of Psychiatry

Yeargen Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Genetics
Director, Center for Psychiatric Genomics

A Foundation of Hope grant helped fund the Psychiatric Genetics Consortium (PGC), the largest consortium in the history of psychiatry with 800+ investigators from 40+ countries.

By collecting genetic data from over 900,000 individuals worldwide, researchers are able to determine the underlying biology and risk factors for psychiatric disorders.

Results from the PGC have already provided clues to the genes involved in schizophrenia and bipolar depression.