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September 11, 2004: Research, Medicine and Celebration

Daniel Weinberger of NIMH speaks at NAMI's research plenary


Daniel Weinberger, MD, of the National Institute of Mental Health, speaks at the morning Research Plenary about advances in mental illness research...
... and speaks directly with attendees afterwards.

 Attendees ask questions at the research plenary


Kate Farinholt of NAMI Metro Baltimore


At the Annual Business Meeting, Kate Farinholt, executive director of NAMI Metro Baltimore, accepts the award for Outstanding Local Affiliate.
Attendees hold up signs to show their enthusiasm over NAMI South Carolina being named Outstanding State Organization. In support of NAMI South Carolina
Lupe Morin of NAMI San Antonio Lupe Morin, president of NAMI San Antonio, receives this year's Multicultural Outreach Award for her outreach to Spanish-speaking consumers and families in South Texas.
The ballroom at the Washington Hilton is transformed to host the 25th Anniversary Awards Banquet. NAMI Convention Banquet Hall
Harriet Shetler NAMI founding member Harriet Shetler recalls NAMI's humble beginnings in 1979.
Marcia Mathes of NAMI Florida receives the Outstanding NAMI Member award, for her work in developing the Parents and Teachers as Allies program and being a mentor for those working to get the program accepted in schools. Marcia Mathes of NAMI Florida
Lynne Saunders of NAMI National Lynne Saunders of NAMI National reminisces about becoming NAMI's second employee twenty-three years ago.
William MacPhee (right), founder of Schizophrenia Digest, accepts the Lionel Aldridge Award for Service to Consumers from NAMI's Moe Armstrong. William MacPhee
Steve Sharfstein The Excellence in Community Mental Health Services award is presented to Steve Sharfstein, MD (right), president and CEO of Shepard Pratt Health System in Maryland, considered to be one of the finest providers of psychiatric services in the nation.
Jean Singleton Liechty is this year's recipient of the Rona and Ken Purdy Award to End Discrimination, for her Silver Ribbon Campaign to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of mental illness. Jean Singleton Liechty

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