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Glenn T. Konopaske, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Medical Director, Partial Hospital and Intensive Outpatient Program
Medical Director, Huntington's Disease Program
Academic Office Location:
Psychiatry
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-1410
Phone: 860-679-1105
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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.

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
B.S.Union CollegeBiology & Classics
M.D.UConn School of MedicineMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
ResidencyUConn School of MedicinePsychiatry (Chief Resident, Psychiatry, Outpatient Services 2002-2003)
FellowshipWestern Psychiatric Institute and ClinicPostdoctoral Fellow, Translational Neuroscience
OtherHarvard Medical SchoolCertificate in Applied Biostatistics. Rigorous year-long training course in applied biostatistics and the use of STATA software package.

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Young Investigator AwardNational Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression
Maria Lorenz Pope FellowshipHarvard Medical School
Award for Excellence in ScholarshipUConn Health Center Department of Psychiatry
David Goldberg, M.D. Award for oustanding scholarship in psychotherapyConnecticut Psychiatric Society

Dr. Konopaske’s clinical interests include the treatment of patients with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and Huntington’s disease.

Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Pharmacy, Therapeutics and Medication Safety CommitteeMemberUConn HealthLocal2016
Society for Biological PsychiatryProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2015
American Medical AssociationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2014
Society for NeuroscienceProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2004
American Psychiatric AssociationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1999

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.

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Schizophrenia
    Konopaske, Glenn Coyle, Joseph Neurobiology of Brain Disorders: Biological Basis of Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders 2014 Dec;639-653

Other

Reviews

Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Spectrums of Psychosis: a Neuropsychopathological PerspectiveTalkUCONN Health Dept. of Psychiatry Grand Rounds2015Farmington, CT
Dysregulation of the actin cytoskeleton contributes to dendritic arbor pathology in schizophrenia and bipolar disorderPosterAmerican College of Neuropsychopharmacology2015Hollywood, FL