Glenn T. Konopaske, M.D.Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Medical Director, Partial Hospital and Intensive Outpatient Program
Medical Director, Huntington's Disease Program
- Education & Training
- Clinical Interests
- Committees & Organizations
Dr. Glenn Konopaske comes to UConn Health from McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts. Dr. Konopaske received his B.S. in classics and biology from Union College in Schenectady, New York. He obtained his M.D. from the UConn School of Medicine and also did his adult psychiatry training at UConn Health.
After residency, Dr. Konopaske completed a rigorous fellowship in translational neuroscience under the mentorship of Dr. David Lewis at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During his fellowship, Dr. Konopaske studied the effects of long-term antipsychotic administration in the primate brain and anatomical changes in the brains of individuals with schizophrenia.
Following his fellowship training, Dr. Konopaske accepted a position as an attending psychiatrist on the Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder inpatient unit at McLean Hospital, where he was also on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. At McLean Hospital, he specialized in the treatment of patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and over the past five years, conducted NIH-funded research into anatomical and molecular changes in the brains of individuals with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. At McLean Hospital, Dr. Konopaske also worked in the psychiatric emergency room and was active in the supervision and training of adult psychiatry residents and medical students.
Dr. Konopaske has extensive experience leading multidisciplinary teams dedicated to the treatment of individuals with psychiatric illness.
|B.S.||Union College||Biology & Classics|
|M.D.||UConn School of Medicine||Medicine|
|Residency||UConn School of Medicine||Psychiatry (Chief Resident, Psychiatry, Outpatient Services 2002-2003)|
|Fellowship||Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic||Postdoctoral Fellow, Translational Neuroscience|
|Certificate in Applied Biostatistics||Harvard Medical School||Certificate in Applied Biostatistics. Rigorous year-long training course in applied biostatistics and the use of STATA software package.|
|Name of Award/Honor||Awarding Organization|
|Young Investigator Award||National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression|
|Maria Lorenz Pope Fellowship||Harvard Medical School|
|Award for Excellence in Scholarship||UConn Health Center Department of Psychiatry|
|David Goldberg, M.D. Award for oustanding scholarship in psychotherapy||Connecticut Psychiatric Society|
Dr. Konopaske’s clinical interests include the treatment of patients with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and Huntington’s disease.
|Name & Description||Category||Role||Type||Scope||Start Year||End Year|
|Pharmacy, Therapeutics and Medication Safety Committee||Member||UConn Health||Local||2016|
|Society for Biological Psychiatry||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||National||2015|
|American Medical Association||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||National||2014|
|Society for Neuroscience||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||National||2004|
|American Psychiatric Association||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||National||1999|
Dr. Konopaske’s research interests involve understanding the neurobiological similarities and differences between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder with the goal of identifying novel diagnostic and treatment markers. Dr. Konopaske is also interested in identifying novel therapeutics and interventions for Huntington’s Disease.
|Title or Abstract||Type||Sponsor/Event||Date/Year||Location|
|Spectrums of Psychosis: a Neuropsychopathological Perspective||Talk||UCONN Health Dept. of Psychiatry Grand Rounds||2015||Farmington, CT|
|Dysregulation of the actin cytoskeleton contributes to dendritic arbor pathology in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder||Poster||American College of Neuropsychopharmacology||2015||Hollywood, FL|