Dr. Fred Alt, Vicki Modell, Fred Modell, Dr.
Joseph Martin, Dr. Jeffrey Flier and Dr. Frank Austin..
Photo by: Suzanna Camarota
Founders Vicki and Fred Modell of the Jeffrey Modell
Foundation, established in 1987 in memory of their son,
Jeffrey, who died at the age of 15 from complications of
Primary Immunodeficiency (PI), hosted a special dinner at
the Harvard Club and ribbon- cutting ceremony to celebrate
the opening of the Jeffrey Modell Immunology Center at
Harvard Medical School.
To commemorate this monumental achievement, JMF hosted a
series of events including the second symposium of the
Good Immunology Society with 30 of the world’s leading
immunologists speaking, a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the
Modell Immunology Center, and a tour of the new Robert A.
Good Library and the Fred S. Rosen Lecture hall to honor
roles as founding fathers of modern immunology. The day
concluded with a private dinner at the Harvard Club,
incredible performance by the famed Boston Children’s Chorus
followed by a special address from D. Holmes Morton, M.D.,
Founder of the Clinic for Special Children, located in the
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