2014 P&S Celebrating Science benefit lecture & dinner - Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Join us at The Rockefeller University for a fascinating evening that will bring together world-class scientists, renowned child health care experts, and parents and grandparents interested in the most recent scientific advances revolutionizing our understanding of child and adolescent health.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:30 p.m. “Your Child’s Medical Future in the 10X Genetic Revolution”
  Lecture by Jeffrey M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D.
  Marilyn M. Simpson Professor, The Rockefeller University
8:00 p.m. Dinner

This year’s benefit will feature Rockefeller physician-scientist Jeffrey Friedman. A world-renowned scientist, Dr. Friedman received the Albert Lasker Award for Medical Research (known as the “American Nobel”) in 2010 for his pioneering work in genetics that led to the discovery of the hormone leptin. Dr. Friedman will address the extraordinary recent advances in genomics, how they are transforming biomedical research and healthcare, and the implications it will have for today’s younger generations. The evening will be hosted by Russell L. Carson, Chairman of Rockefeller's Board of Trustees.

Learn more about Jeffrey Friedman's research

Benefit Committee 


David and Julia Koch


Anne T. and Robert M. Bass
Judith and Howard Berkowitz
Debra and Leon Black
Russell and Judith Carson
Daniella and Greg Coules
Beth and Ravenel Curry
Mike and Beth Fascitelli
Jeff Gates and Mike Moran
Peter and Laurie Grauer
Marlene Hess and James Zirin
Jane and Michael Hoffman
Sandra Horbach and Steven Skoler
Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis
Pam and Bill Michaelcheck

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan M. Nelson
Robin Chemers Neustein
Ronald O. Perelman and
  Anna Chapman, M.D.
Amy and Hartley Rogers
Rick Salomon and Laura Landro
John Shapiro and Shonni Silverberg
Sydney and Stanley Shuman
Carter and Talbott Simonds
Dinakar Singh and Loren Eng
Geoffrey Smith and Jamie Levitt
Lulu and Anthony Wang
Silvia and Sophocles Zoullas


Allen and Frances Adler
Holly S. Andersen
Gail and Chuck Caulkins
Emily Chien and
  Thomas H. Mahoney IV
Barbara and Rodgin Cohen
Caroline Curry and Rob Davis
D. Ronald Daniel and Lise Scott
Dimitrios and Irene Drivas
Blair Pillsbury Enders and
  Jack Enders
Anthony B. Evnin
Willa and David Fawer
Muffie and Desmond FitzGerald
Olivia and Adam Flatto
William E. Ford
Lauren and Brian Frank
Dolly and Jack Geary
Joseph and Carson Gleberman
Sarah and Elie Hirschfeld
Kamila and Munib Islam
Kristen and Michael Kaufman
Celerie Kemble and Boykin Curry

Sarah and Martin Leibowitz
Karen and Paul Levy
Elizabeth Martin and Marshall Curry
Surya and Valli Mohapatra
W. Carter and Tania H. Neild
Ilona Nemeth and Alan Quasha
Rodney W. Nichols and
  Karen Landau, M.D.
Mike and Trina Overlock
Claudia Overstrom
Marnie S. Pillsbury
Betsy and Robert Pitts
Marean Pompidou
Jenny and Michael Price
Loli and Simon Roosevelt
Pat and John Rosenwald
Stephen and Maxine Sands
Kimberly and Jonathan Schulhof
Melanie Shorin and Greg Feldman
Adam Steinman and Jenny Carroll
Claudia Steinman
David Sze and Kathleen Donohue
Roxy Zajac



As of September 4, 2013

For more information, please contact Jessica Sigalow, Assistant Director, Parents & Science Initiative, at Jessica.Sigalow@rockefeller.edu or (212) 327-8965.

Richard Lifton, M.D., 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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