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September 12, 2006
Schizophrenia-Focused Music Festival - Napa, California, September 16th
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Twelfth Annual Staglin Music Festival for Mental Health
The 2006 Staglin Family Music Festival will take place on Saturday, September 16, at the Staglin Family Vineyard in California's Napa Valley, promising a day of great music, fine food and fundraising for brain and behavior research.
A Scientific Symposium that is free to the public will occur between 12:00 and 2:00 PM. The symposium will include a talk by Daniel Weinberger, M.D., National Institute of Mental Health. The remainder of the Staglin Family Music Festival is for paying guests.
This year's featured musical guest will be the Grammy-winning music legend and co-founder of the Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, and his band, who will perform a selection of classic Beach Boys and Brian Wilson favorites. Chef Suzanne Goin of Lucques Restaurant in West Hollywood, the 2006 Beard Award for Best California Chef, will provide an outstanding feast for the exclusive post-concert dinner, and Chef Greg Cole from Cole’s Chop House in Napa will provide pre-concert hors d’oeuvres matched with over 30 of Napa Valley’s and Sonoma County’s best wines.
Daniel Weinberger, M.D., an internationally renowned expert in the genetics of schizophrenia who is based at the National Institute of Mental Health and a member of NARSAD’s Scientific Council, will begin the festival with a lecture and discussion focusing on issues related to physiological brain disorders.
With 100 percent of the music festival’s expenses underwritten by sponsors, all proceeds will go directly to scientific research and treatment programs, including NARSAD’s research grants program. Last year, with a major contribution from the Staglin Family Music Festival, NARSAD established an annual award for an investigator under age 45 who is studying schizophrenia. This year’s NARSAD Staglin Family Music Festival Award for Schizophrenia Research has been awarded to Eva S. Anton, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School of Medicine, who is researching the role of the gene neuregulin in the development of schizophrenia. To read more about the Staglin Award and Dr. Anton’s research, click here.
Tickets for the Staglin Family Vineyard Music Festival for Mental Health range from $500 to $3,000. For more information, call (707) 944-0477 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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