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Black Tie International:
The Thirteenth Annual Women & Science
Lecture and Luncheon

Rockefeller Scientists Jan Breslow and
Barry Coller discuss insights on
 Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke
Event Raises $1 Million for Research


Photos by:  Joyce Brooks


Sydney Shuman, Founding Chair

Sydney Shuman, Founding Chair

LuLu Wang

LuLu Wang, Chair

Robin Chemers Neustein

Robin Chemers Neustein

Lorna de Wangen Graev and Deeda Blair

Lorna de Wangen Graev and Deeda Blair

Joyce Brooks, Editor-in-Chief, Black Tie International Magazine

Joyce Brooks, Editor-in-Chief, Black Tie International Magazine


WHO: Chairs: Katerina Alevizaki-Dracopoulos, Judy Berkowitz, Samantha Boardman Rosen, Patricia Rosenwald and Lulu Wang
Founding Chairs: Lydia Forbes, Isabel Furlaud Nancy Kissinger and Sydney Shuman

Guests in Attendance: Claude Wasserstein, Blair Hussain, Amy Falls Rogers, Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, Deeda Blair, Serena Boardman, Renee Rockefeller, Eliza Bolen, Amanda Cutter Brooks, Judith Carson, Celia Chou, Ide Dangoor, Edith de Montebello,
Robin Chandler Duke, Shirin Fekkai, Olivia Flatto, Charlotte Ford, Lee White Galvis, Sally Gordon, Lorna de Wangen Graev, Corinne Greenberg, Shoshanna Gruss, Duane Hampton, Caroline Zapf, Ellen Katz, Nancy Kissinger, Henry Kissinger, Pat Klingenstein, Alexandra Lebenthal, Gigi Mortimer, Robin Chemers Neustein, Pauline
Pitt, Fernanda Niven, Ulla Parker, Shafi Roepers, Alexia Hamm Ryan, Jacqueline Sackler, Emilia Saint-Amand Krimendahl, Daisy Soros, Denie Weil, Cynthia Matthews Whitehead, Caryn Zucker, Katherine Farley, Debbie Bancroft, Frances Hill Barlow, Jenna
Lyons, Princess Firyal of Jordan, Marjorie Gubelmann, Cristina H. Greeven Cuomo, Liz Manocha, Alexandra Wernink, Danielle Ganek, Katherine Betts

WHAT: The Thirteenth Annual Women & Science Lecture and Luncheon The Latest Word on Heart Disease and Stroke:
Research, Prevention, and Treatment

WHERE: The Rockefeller University – 1230 York Avenue at
66th Street

WHEN: Thursday, May 13, 2010
12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

The 13th Annual W&S Lecture and Luncheon, which was held on Thursday, May 13th, raised over $1 million dollars of support for the University’s women scientists. The luncheon was attended by
over 450 women from New York’s business and philanthropic communities and featured renowned Rockefeller scientists Jan Breslow and Barry Coller in a talk about cardiovascular disease in
women. Holly Anderson, an associate professor at Weill Cornell Medical College, joined them in a panel discussion, and the event was hosted and moderated by RU President and 2001 Nobel
laureate Sir Paul Nurse.

Since the initiative’s founding, Women & Science has raised over
$14 million to establish the Rebecca Lancefield Professorship for a senior woman scientist, provided support for 105 postdoctoral and graduate fellows, as well as for faculty recruitment, the Child and Family Center, career development, high school and college education programs at the University, and seed funds for research in neuroscience and other fields.

Founded by John D. Rockefeller in 1901, The Rockefeller University was this nation’s first biomedical research university. Over the years, Rockefeller has been the site of many historic breakthroughs, including the landmark discovery that genes are made of DNA. To date, 23 scientists associated with the University have received the Nobel Prize.

Contact: Laurel Birch, Director, Women & Science Initiative



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