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Celebrating Science Benefit Dinner
Parents & Science Committee members Fiona Howe Rudin, Nathalie Kaplan, Alan Quasha,and Ilona Nemeth. Photo by: Scott Rudd


The Inaugural Parents & Science "Celebrating Science"
 Benefit Dinner

November 7, 2012



Parents & Science Committee members
Fiona Howe Rudin, Nathalie Kaplan, Alan Quasha,
and Ilona Nemeth.
Photo by: Scott Rudd



The Rockefeller University is pleased to announce its inaugural Parents & Science "Celebrating Science" Benefit Dinner will be held on November 7, 2012 at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Hall. The evening 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 human development and diseases of childhood.

Rockefeller University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Ph.D., will host the benefit, which will raise funds to help create a new Center for Research on Child and Adolescent Health, as well as for educational outreach initiatives for students and teachers in New York City. Robert Lustig, M.D., a renowned 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 Rockefeller University is a world-renowned center for research and graduate education in the biomedical sciences, chemistry, and physics. The University was founded by John D. Rockefeller in 1901 as the nation's first institute for medical research. Twenty-four researchers associated with Rockefeller throughout its history have been awarded the Nobel Prize. In 2007, The Rockefeller University established the Parents & Science initiative to heighten awareness within New York City?s parent community of the groundbreaking research being conducted by Rockefeller scientists. Since then, more than 1,700 parents have attended Parents & Science lectures to learn about the latest discoveries relevant to the care and nurturing of children from infancy through adolescence.


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What:                  Celebrating Science Benefit Dinner


When:                 Wednesday, November 7, 2012

6:30 p.m.


Where:               The Rockefeller University

                                1230 York Avenue

                                Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Hall


Who:                    Dr. Robert Lustig, Dr. Marc Tessier-Lavigne, David and Julia Koch, Kate and Andy Spade, Sydney and Stanley Shuman, Bill and Charlotte Ford, Kimberly and Jonathan Schulhof, Talbott and Carter Simonds, Fiona and Eric Rudin





Honorary Chairs and Underwriters
David and Julia Koch


Co-Chairs, Parents
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

Co-Chairs, Grandparents for P&S
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
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
Surya 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


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