Leading schizophrenia researcher to lead a discussion titled, “Aim for the Stars: Searching for a Cure for Schizophrenia”
Centerstone’s Ambassadors Circle will host a cocktail reception featuring a discussion led by Dr. Herb Meltzer of Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Tuesday, December 2, at Ingram Industries on Harding Road in Belle Meade. Photographers are encouraged to attend.

Dr. Meltzer’s discussion titled, “Aim for the Stars: Searching for a Cure for Schizophrenia,” will review current research and progress on treating and ultimately curing schizophrenia, a serious and chronic brain disorder that affects about one percent of Americans.

Established in 2005, the Ambassadors Circle works to advance Centerstone’s mission by serving as representatives to the community, advancing the organization’s mission and creating awareness of behavioral health issues.

  • More than 50 attendees are expected, including community leaders and Centerstone supporters and Ambassadors Circle members such as Mark Faulkner (Ambassadors Circle Chair), Annette Eskind, Lee Ann & Orrin Ingram, Missy Eason, Elizabeth & Larry Papel, Sandra & Larry Lipman, Deena Shapiro, Cynthia & Edmond Freeman, Peggy & Dick Fitzgerald, Mary Ellen Rogers and Craig Oxford.
  • Centerstone executives including Bob Vero, CEO of Centerstone of Tennessee; Laura Allen, Vice President for Development; and Karen Rhea, Vice President for Medical Services.
WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Ingram Industries Corporate Office
One Belle Meade Place
4400 Harding Road
Nashville, TN 37205
NOTES: For media inquires, please contact Lydia King at 615.327.7999 or lhking@seigenthaler.com

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