Parents & Science Celebrating Science Benefit Fall 2015
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception | 6:30 p.m. Lecture | 8:00 p.m. Dinner

The Rockefeller University
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Hall
1230 York Avenue at 66th Street

Sponsored by Parents & Science
Business attire


Next-Generation Genomics:
Re-Inventing Medicine For You and Your Children

HOST 
Richard P. Lifton, M.D., Ph.D.
President
The Rockefeller University

HONOREES 
The Carson Family
Russ, Judy, Cecily, Edward, and Madeline

SPEAKER 
Robert B. Darnell, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
The Rockefeller University
Founding Director and CEO
New York Genome Center


For more information, please contact Ainslie Durnin, Parents & Science Initiative,
at (212) 327-8698 or adurnin@rockefeller.edu.


HONOREES

THE CARSON FAMILY
Russ, Judy, Cecily, Edward, and Madeline

Through the Carson Family Charitable Trust, founded in 1990, the Carsons support a wide variety of organizations that aim to advance health, education, arts and culture, and community development. Their exceptional efforts, dedication, and leadership are transforming the philanthropic landscape of New York City, with a particular focus on biomedical research and improving K–12 education.


2016 BENEFIT COMMITTEE

HONORARY CHAIRS & LEAD UNDERWRITERS

Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson

Katherine Farley and Jerry I. Speyer

Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis

Jim and Marilyn Simons

Lulu and Anthony Wang

CO-CHAIRS

William and Karen Ackman

Anne T. and Robert M. Bass

Judith and Howard Berkowitz

Debra and Leon Black

Daniella and Greg Coules

Amy C. Falls and Hartley R. Rogers

Richard and Isabel Furlaud

Jeff Gates and Mike Moran

Peter T. and Laura M. Grauer

Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin

Jane and Michael Hoffman

Joelle Kayden

Pam and Bill Michaelcheck

Carter and Tania Neild

Robin Chemers Neustein

Ronald O. Perelman and
     Anna Chapman, M.D.

Marean and Thomas Pompidou

Michael and Vikki Price

Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Salomon

John Shapiro and Shonni Silverberg

Sydney and Stanley Shuman

COMMITTEE

Allen and Frances Beatty Adler

Anne and Andrew Baker

Scott Bessent and John Freeman

Daniel and Estrellita Brodsky

Gail and Chuck Caulkins

Barbara and Rodgin Cohen

Caroline Curry and Rob Davis

Ravenel B. Curry, III

R. Boykin Curry, IV

D. Ronald Daniel and Lise Scott

Karen and Marc de Saint Phalle

Dimitrios and Irene Drivas

Blair Pillsbury Enders and
     Jack Enders

Anthony and Judith Evnin

Meyer and Barbara Feldberg

Lynn and Mark Filipski

Muffie and Desmond FitzGerald

Peter and Pamela Flaherty

William E. Ford

Lauren and Brian Frank

Chern-Sing Goh, Ph.D. and
     Jure Skarabot, Ph.D.

Evan and Sascha Greenberg

Kathy and Kris Heinzelman

Sarah and Elie Hirschfeld

Sandra Horbach and Steven Skoler

Lauren and Bill Huyett

Kamila and Munib Islam

Ajit and Tinku Jain

Weslie R. Janeway

Elizabeth and Dan Keegan

Holly Kelly and Andrew Lipsky

Hon. and Mrs. Henry Kissinger

Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Kleinschmidt

Kristy and Jonathan Korngold

Drs. Sarah and Martin Leibowitz

Karen and Paul Levy

Amanda and Tom Lister

Susan Lyne

Tom and Rachel Maniatis

Elizabeth Martin and Marshall Curry

Surya and Valli Mohapatra

Kathryn and James Murdoch

Rodney W. Nichols and
     Karen Landau, M.D.

Mr. and Mrs. Willard J. Overlock, Jr.

Marnie S. Pillsbury

Betsy and Rob Pitts

Courtney and Chris Rae

Alex and Alexandra Robertson

Loli and Simon Roosevelt

Patricia Rosenwald

Christie C. Salomon

Kimberly and Jonathan Schulhof

Carter and Talbott Simonds

Claudia Steinman

Amanda Taylor and Cliff Brokaw

Sue Ann Weinberg

 

HONORARY CHAIRS & LEAD UNDERWRITERS

Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson

Katherine Farley and Jerry I. Speyer

Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis

Jim and Marilyn Simons

Lulu and Anthony Wang

CO-CHAIRS

William and Karen Ackman

Anne T. and Robert M. Bass

Judith and Howard Berkowitz

Debra and Leon Black

Daniella and Greg Coules

Amy C. Falls and Hartley R. Rogers

Richard and Isabel Furlaud

Jeff Gates and Mike Moran

Peter T. and Laura M. Grauer

Marlene Hess

Jane and Michael Hoffman

Joelle Kayden

Pam and Bill Michaelcheck

Carter and Tania Neild

Robin Chemers Neustein

Ronald O. Perelman and Anna Chapman, M.D.

Marean and Thomas Pompidou

Michael and Vikki Price

Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Salomon

John Shapiro and Shonni Silverberg

Sydney and Stanley Shuman

COMMITTEE

Allen and Frances Beatty Adler

Anne and Andrew Baker

Scott Bessent and John Freeman

Daniel and Estrellita Brodsky

Gail and Chuck Caulkins

Barbara and Rodgin Cohen

Caroline Curry and Rob Davis

Ravenel B. Curry, III

R. Boykin Curry, IV

D. Ronald Daniel and Lise Scott

Karen and Marc de Saint Phalle

Dimitrios and Irene Drivas

Blair Pillsbury Enders and Jack Enders

Anthony and Judith Evnin

Meyer and Barbara Feldberg

Lynn and Mark Filipski

Muffie and Desmond FitzGerald

Peter and Pamela Flaherty

William E. Ford

Lauren and Brian Frank

Chern-Sing Goh, Ph.D. and Jure Skarabot, Ph.D.

Evan and Sascha Greenberg

Kathy and Kris Heinzelman

Sarah and Elie Hirschfeld

Sandra Horbach and Steven Skoler

Lauren and Bill Huyett

Kamila and Munib Islam

Ajit and Tinku Jain

Weslie R. Janeway

Elizabeth and Dan Keegan

Holly Kelly and Andrew Lipsky

Hon. and Mrs. Henry Kissinger

Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Kleinschmidt

Kristy and Jonathan Korngold

Drs. Sarah and Martin Leibowitz

Karen and Paul Levy

Amanda and Tom Lister

Susan Lyne

Tom and Rachel Maniatis

Elizabeth Martin and Marshall Curry

Surya and Valli Mohapatra

Kathryn and James Murdoch

Rodney W. Nichols and Karen Landau, M.D.

Mr. and Mrs. Willard J. Overlock, Jr.

Marnie S. Pillsbury

Betsy and Rob Pitts

Courtney and Chris Rae

Alex and Alexandra Robertson

Loli and Simon Roosevelt

Patricia Rosenwald

Christie C. Salomon

Kimberly and Jonathan Schulhof

Carter and Talbott Simonds

Claudia Steinman

Amanda Taylor and Cliff Brokaw

Sue Ann Weinberg

 


Additional support provided by Blackbaud, NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital, Roche Innovation Center New York, and Turner Construction Company.


SPEAKER

ROBERT B. DARNELL, M.D., PH.D.
Robert and Harriet Heilbrunn Professor, The Rockefeller University
Founding Director and CEO, New York Genome Center

What will your child’s medical future look like? That future is dawning swiftly. Next-generation DNA sequencing is revolutionizing the study of human genetic variation and its role in health and disease. While the Human Genome Project took some 13 years and $3 billion to yield its first complete human DNA sequence, today’s next-generation technology can sequence an individual’s genome in a few days, at a cost lower than $2,000. Ten years from now, personal genomes will be an integral part of the physician’s arsenal of diagnostic tools, pointing the way toward optimal treatment options.

For an insider’s perspective on these issues, we turn to Rockefeller physician-scientist Robert B. Darnell, a world leader in this rapidly developing field. On November 2, Dr. Darnell will discuss how genomics is transforming biomedical research and healthcare. There are now about 10,000 diseases known to have genetic origins. With the power of next-generation sequencing, that number is expected to increase ten-fold within the next decade. As diseases are reclassified genetically, risks will be redefined, and new insights into treatment and prevention will emerge.


Proceeds from the Celebrating Science Benefit support the Parents & Science Discovery Fund, providing vital resources for Rockefeller scientists working in areas relevant to child and adolescent development. These funds also support Rockefeller’s science outreach programs for students and educators in the New York area, including professional development workshops for educators; Learning At the Bench (LAB) Experiences for middle and high school classes; the annual Talking Science Lecture for high school students; the highly regarded Summer Science Research Program; and the annual Science Saturday festival for children and families.

Richard Lifton, M.D., Ph.D.
President
The Rockefeller University

Parents & Science
Faculty Advisor

Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D.
Alfred E. Mirsky Professor
Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch
Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology

Parents & Science Leadership

Chairs

Daniella Lipper Coules
Talbott Simonds

Steering Committee

Rebecca Anikstein
John Bernstein
Charles W. Caulkins
Karen de Saint Phalle
Blair Pillsbury Enders
Wendy Ettinger
Kathy Heinzelman
Tania Neild, Ph.D.
Ilona Nemeth
Marean Pompidou
Courtney Smith Rae
Loli Echavarria Roosevelt
Kimberly Kravis Schulhof
Roxy Zajac

Scientific Advisory Council

Evelyn Attia, M.D.
BJ Casey, Ph.D.
Myron Hofer, M.D.
Ilene Sackler Lefcourt
Margaret McCarthy, Ph.D.
Richard Nisbett, Ph.D.
Michael Thompson, Ph.D.

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