Photo of Dr. Rick Myers speaking to guests at 2011 Spring Reception for Research on Psychiatric Disorders.

Thanks to everyone who attended the HudsonAlpha reception highlighting research on psychiatric disorders held on May 19. More than 250 guests were on hand for the event, which was held in lieu of the Spring Benefit for Research on Psychiatric Disorders. The original benefit was scheduled for April 28, but the event was canceled after tornadoes ripped through Alabama, impacting so many in our area.

The reception maintained the original focus of the benefit – psychiatric research underway at HudsonAlpha. Proceeds from the event will support current and future research into major depressive disorder, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Jim Hudson presented special gifts to Linda Smith of Smith Asset Management and Mike Foliano of ADTRAN as the event’s Genome Sponsors. Corporate and individual sponsors of all levels also received tokens of appreciation. Click here for a complete list of event sponsors.

Thanks again to all who attended the reception, as well as those who provided support to psychiatric disease research through this event but were unable to attend. Check out dozens of reception photos on HudsonAlpha’s Facebook page.

In the meantime, we are already working on next year’s Spring Benefit, scheduled for Thursday, April 26, 2012. Stay tuned for additional information as plans for the exciting event unfold.