Celebrating Science Benefit 2013-02-13

Join us 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.

This year’s benefit will focus on nutritional science, exploring why excess sugar consumption is a risk factor for disease in both children and adults. Robert Lustig, M.D., a distinguished pediatric scientist who trained at Rockefeller, will present his latest findings in a lecture titled “Darwin, Diet, Disease and Dollars: How the Sugar in Processed Foods Has Changed Society.”

The evening will begin with Dr. Lustig’s presentation at 6:30 p.m. A festive reception with laboratory tours will follow in the Greenberg Building at 8:00 p.m. Business Attire.

Learn more about the "Celebrating Science" Event

Learn more about Robert Lustig’s research – Recent Press Coverage

Event Chairs and Committee 


David and Julia Koch


Debra and Leon Black
Russell and Judith Carson
Daniella and Greg Coules
Mike and Beth Fascitelli
Jeff Gates and Mike Moran
Sandra Horbach and Steven Skoler
Pam and William Michaelcheck

Robin Chemers Neustein
Amy and Hartley Rogers
John Shapiro and Shonni Silverberg
Dinakar Singh and Loren Eng
Geoffrey Smith and Jamie Levitt
Kate and Andy Spade
Silvia and Sophocles Zoullas


Judith and Howard Berkowitz
Peter and Laurie Grauer
Maurice R. and Corinne P. Greenberg
Marlene Hess and James Zirin
Henry and Marie-Josee Kravis
Karen and Paul Levy

Evelyn Lipper and William Speck
Marnie S. Pillsbury
Pat and John Rosenwald
Richard E. Salomon
Sydney and Stanley Shuman


Holly S. Andersen
Mona and Simon Brown
Emily Chien and Thomas Mahoney IV
Barbara and Rodgin Cohen
Beth and Ravenel Curry
Caroline Curry and Rob Davis
D. Ronald Daniel and Lise Scott
Dimitrios and Irene Drivas
Brenda Earl
Blair Pillsbury Enders and Jack Enders
Wendy Ettinger
June and Peter Felix
Olivia Tournay Flatto, Ph.D.
Bill and Charlotte Ford
Brian and Lauren Frank
Shoshanna and Joshua Gruss
Kathy and Kris Heinzelman
Nathalie and Edward Kaplan
Celerie Kemble and Boykin Curry
Sarah and Martin Leibowitz
Susan M. Lyne

Paul J. Maddon, M.D., Ph.D.
Elizabeth Martin and Marshall Curry
Suryra and Valli Mohapatra
Sarah Montgomery
Ilona Nemeth and Alan Quasha
Rodney W. Nichols and Karen
  Landau, M.D.
Mike and Trina Overlock
Marean Pompidou
Samantha Boardman Rosen, M.D.
Fiona and Eric Rudin
Stephen and Maxine Sands
Kimberly and Jonathan Schulhof
Melanie Shorin and Greg Feldman
Carter and Talbott Simonds
Mary Snow
Adam Steinman and Jenny Carroll
Claudia Steinman
David Sze and Kathleen Donohue
Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Mary Hynes
Sue Ann Weinberg

As of January 17, 2013

For more information, including details on our Corporate Sponsorship program, please contact Amy Harris, Director, Parents & Science Initiative, (212) 327-8689 or harrisa@rockefeller.edu.

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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