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Reception and Presentation of the

NAMI 2014 Scientific Research Award

The Embassy of Italy | 3000 Whitehaven Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Thursday evening, November 13, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Join us as we once again celebrate scientific research and advocacy and the inspiration that this work can lead to in the future. The NAMI Scientific Research Award is supported by the Peter Corbin Kohn Memorial Fund.

The event, sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), is an invitation only evening with networking opportunities with an audience of leading members of the scientific and research communities, the media, members of Congress, political leaders, academia, community leaders and the corporate sector.

This year we will spend the evening at the Embassy of Italy at 3000 Whitehaven Street off Massachusetts Avenue NW, in its beautiful glass- domed atrium with its modern Italian design and furnishings and classical paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries. The unique setting provides a perfect backdrop for our theme of Inspiring Hope Through Research.

NAMI is thrilled to honor Lisa Dixon, M.D., M.P.H. Dr. Dixon is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Columbia University Medical Center where she directs the Center for Practice Innovations (CPI) at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. She is an internationally recognized health services researcher with over 20 years of continuous research funding from the National Institute of Mental Health and the VA. As CPI director, she oversees activities for the New York State Office of Mental Health in implementing evidenced based practices in community mental health centers throughout the sate.

Prior to the evening reception, Dr. Dixon will present her lecture, "Connecting Science to Service and Service to Science to Make Change," at 5:30 p.m. at the Embassy of Italy.

Dr. Dixon is the principal investigator on the NIMH Recovery After Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE)-Implementation and Evaluation Study, and is leading the innovative program, OnTrackNY, a statewide initiative designed to improve outcomes and reduce disability for the population of individuals experiencing their first episode of psychosis. Dr. Dixon’s grants have focused on improving the quality of care for individuals with serious mental disorders with a particular emphasis on services that include families, reducing the negative impact of co-occurring addictions and medical problems, and improving treatment engagement and adherence. Dr. Dixon’s work has joined individuals engaged in self-help, outpatient psychiatric care, as well as clinicians and policy makers in collaborative research endeavors. In addition, Dr. Dixon is the current editor of a column in Psychiatric Services dedicated to Public-Academic partnerships. She has published more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals and received the 2009 American Psychiatric Association Health Services Senior Scholar Award, as well as the Wayne Fenton Award for Exceptional Clinical Care.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities
contact Jessica Edwards:
(703) 516-7230 |

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