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

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

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

Robert B. Darnell, M.D., Ph.D.
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


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.

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.

Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Ph.D.
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


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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