Music for the Mind
May 18, 2013 | 6 p.m Reception, 8 p.m. Performance
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566
Honorary Co-Chairs: Mark and Jeanne Shriver
Co-Chairs: William and Dana Schreiner
A fundraising event to support research for neurologic diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke, and traumatic brain injury.
The event includes a cocktail buffet reception followed by the performance, NSO Pops: The Wizard and I: The Musical Journey of Stephen Schwartz / Steven Reineke, conductor at The Kennedy Center.
Proceeds from Music for the Mind will be directed to a Young Investigators Fund benefiting Georgetown’s young neuroscientists conducting cutting edge research in their quest to discover the treatments and cures of tomorrow.
Georgetown University Medical Center is a world-class academic health center and leader in biomedical research. Our mission is carried out with a strong emphasis on community outreach and a dedication to the principle of cura personalis, or care of the whole person.
The purpose of this event is to raise awareness about Georgetown’s Mind -Brain Initiative which is translating ground breaking discoveries into new therapeutic approaches for patients suffering from debilitating neurodegenerative and neuro-traumatic conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke, and traumatic brain injury.
For more information, contact:
Justen Baskerville, Event Coordinator, Medical Center Constituent Events
Read more about GUMC's efforts in neuroscience:
About Georgetown University Medical Center:
Georgetown University Medical Center is a world-class academic health center and leader in biomedical research, teaching and patient care (through MedStar Health). Our mission is carried out with a strong emphasis on public service and a dedication to the principle of cura personalis, or care of the whole person.
Georgetown is home to some of the country’s leading neuroscientists conducting innovative research and cutting-edge novel therapies to battle the most complex diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, traumatic brain injury and stroke.
As a top-tier research university, Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) is changing the face of medicine.
- Georgetown’s Memory Disorders Program provides care to more than 1,500 Alzheimer’s (AD) patients and is home to one of the largest clinical trial programs across the country.
- Currently, GUMC is one of the few institutions involved in the first-ever gene therapy clinical trial for the treatment of individuals with dementia due to AD.
- GUMC has pioneered the technique of deep brain stimulation to relieve some of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and now is extending the procedure to treat other neurologic disorders, including mental health conditions such as depression and mania.
- Georgetown is a designated Parkinson's Disease Foundation Center of Excellence, a distinction held by only 25 programs in the county.
- Georgetown researchers are investigating ways to improve outcomes for people with traumatic brain injury, a challenging condition – affecting around 1.4 million Americans each year – which can increase the likelihood of developing a neurodegenerative disorder such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.
- Georgetown has developed one of the most innovative community stroke education programs, known as ASPIRE (Acute Stroke Program of Interventions Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities).
- Georgetown has established the Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery. The Center will accelerate groundbreaking research in how the human brain reacts to and recovers from traumatic damage, and will focus on stroke, the leading cause of long-term disability.