Media Advisory: Music for the Mind

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WASHINGTON – Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) hosts the fourth annual Music for the Mind event, which supports research for neurologic disorders, at Arena Stage on April 30.

What: Music for the Mind supports research for debilitating neurodegenerative and neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke and traumatic brain injury. Music for the Mind aims to raise awareness about Georgetown’s Mind-Brain Initiative, which is translating groundbreaking scientific discoveries into new therapeutic approaches.

Proceeds support the Young Investigators Fund, benefiting Georgetown’s neuroscientists conducting cutting-edge research in their quest to discover treatments and cures.

The event includes a cocktail reception followed by a performance of “Smokey Joe’s Café: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller” and a post-performance reception.

Where: Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, 1101 Sixth Street, SW, Washington, DC

When: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

6:00-7:15 p.m. – Cocktail reception with Howard J. Federoff, GUMC Vice President for Health Sciences

7:30-9:30 p.m. – “Smokey Joe’s Café: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller”

9:30-11:00 p.m. – Post-performance reception with award-winning actress, singer and lead cast member E. Faye Butler.

Media attendance at either reception is complimentary. Tickets for the performance are available at . Please check-in at the Music for the Mind receiving table before entering the cocktail reception.

Music for the Mind Leadership committee:

Wiley and Janis Buchanan
Marc D. Connell, MD, and Mary Beth Connell, MD
Mamadi and Cynthia Diane
Richard F. Dietz, MD, and Beverly M. Dietz
Karen Kim Evans, MD
Fred and Starr Ezra
Gail Fleder
Stanley C. Foster, MD, and Ronna Foster
John E. Gatti, MD, and Margaret M. Gatti, Esq.
Leonard and Linda Greenberg
Patricia J. Harvey
Fernando Pagan, MD, and Emily Pagan, MD 
Mihael H. Polymeropoulos, MD, and Mahy Polymeropoulos
Bill and Dana Schreiner
Jim and Ellen Smith
David L. Straus and Courtney Heard Straus
Shawn Taylor
Pauline Thompson
Maj. Gen. William Usher and Fran Luessenhop Usher
Harvey and Diane Weiner

About Georgetown University Medical Center
Georgetown University Medical Center is an internationally recognized academic medical center with a three-part mission of research, teaching and patient care (through MedStar Health). GUMC’s mission is carried out with a strong emphasis on public service and a dedication to the Catholic, Jesuit principle of cura personalis – or “care of the whole person.” The Medical Center includes the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing & Health Studies, both nationally ranked; Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute; and the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization (BGRO), which accounts for the majority of externally funded research at GUMC including a Clinical Translation and Science Award from the National Institutes of Health.