Guests in Caspary Auditorium on Rockefeller’s campus
Guests in Caspary Auditorium on Rockefeller’s campus


Approximately 325 guests and Rockefeller scientists attended The Rockefeller University’s inaugural Parents & Science "Celebrating Science" Benefit on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. The evening, which was generously underwritten by David and Julia Koch, began with a fascinating presentation by Robert Lustig, M.D., a renowned pediatric endocrinologist who trained at Rockefeller, entitled "Darwin, Diet, Disease and Dollars: How the Sugar in Processed Foods Has Changed Society" in Caspary Auditorium. A reception and buffet on multiple levels of Rockefeller’s stunning Collaborative Research Center followed. Guests also had the opportunity to tours the state-of-the-art laboratories housed on each floor.

The event raised $1,100,000 to help create a new Center for Research on Child and Adolescent Health at Rockefeller, as well as to support the University’s educational outreach initiatives for students and teachers in New York City.

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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