NAMI is pleased to announce that Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D., has been selected to receive the 2011 NAMI Scientific Research Award. The Award recognizes those who have made significant contributions to the understanding of mental illness and the advancement of treatment for those who live with these illnesses. Dr. Lieberman is the Lawrence C. Kolb Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Director, New York State Psychiatric Institute; and Psychiatrist-in-Chief at Columbia University Medical Center of the New York Presbyterian Hospital. His work has advanced the understanding of the history and pathophysiology of schizophrenia and the pharmacology and clinical effectiveness of antipsychotic drugs.
SPECIAL EVENT: Dr. Lieberman has agreed to present a lecture on Treatment of Mental Illness: Current Limitations and Future Promises Wednesday, November 16 at 5:00 pm at The Newseum in the Knight Studio. We hope you can be with us for this unique opportunity.
We will also honor four distinguished members of Congress who have been our Champions for Neuroscience Research. They are Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Sen.Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), and Rep. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.).
Joining us at the NAMI Reception on November 16 as our special guest speaker is Ed Marinaro, former NFL Running Back and Actor. He traded his professional football career after six seasons and two Super Bowls, for a career as an actor joining the regular cast of Hill Street Blues for five years as officer Joe Coffey. He has had roles in other television shows and in films and most recently in Spike TV's comedy, Blue Mountain State playing a football coach, an apt role for this former football star.
This year's setting for the event is the exciting Newseum, which offers panoramic views of historic Pennsylvania Avenue with the nation's Capitol as the backdrop, and world famous Wolfgang Puck catering—all designed to make the evening with NAMI memorable. NAMI guests will receive a special pass to tour the Newseum at your leisure.
The “invitation only” event offers networking opportunities with a prestigious audience of leading members of the scientific and research communities, the media, celebrities, community leaders, academia, members of Congress, political leaders and the corporate sector. Proceeds from the Reception will benefit NAMI programs.
We hope you and your colleagues will be with us on November 16 to pay tribute to this stellar group.