Local Schizophrenia Talk Features National Expert

February 9, 2005

Contact: Luke Frank, Senior Public Affairs Representative, 505/272-3679


ALBUQUERQUE Dr. Samuel Keith, Chair for UNM Health Sciences Center's Department of Psychiatry, will present "Schizophrenia: Myths, Mysteries and Medicine" Thursday, February 17, 7 p.m. at UNM Keller Hall in the Center for the Arts.

The event, sponsored by UNM's Department of Psychology and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), will highlight the most current understandings and research on schizophrenia, a devastating brain disorder that affects approximately 2.2 million American adults.

Keith, long recognized as a national expert on the subject, is a founding member of NAMI, as well as the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, key support organizations for victims and families coping with schizophrenia.

Tickets for the presentation $10 for regular admission, and $5 for students or consumers are on sale through Tickets.com, Raley's, Western Warehouse, the UNM Center for the Arts Box Office and The Pit Box Office.

For more information on the presentation, call the NAMI-Albuquerque office at 256-0288.

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center provides added value to health care through leadership in providing innovative, collaborative education; advancing frontiers of science through research critical to the future of health care; delivering health care services that are at the forefront of science; and facilitating partnerships with public and private biomedical and health enterprises. For more information on the UNM Health Sciences Center, visit .

Contact: Luke Frank, 272-3322

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