1st Annual Spring Benefit
Thursday, June 20, 2013
The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute held its 1st Annual Spring Benefit, on Thursday, June 20, 2013, for a night of engaging conversations of art and science followed by a cocktail reception and casual dinner.
The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute convened a panel of engaging scientists and artists to discuss the “creativity overlap” in the worlds of art and science, including the nature of genius in both spheres, the abstract thinking that drives innovative science, and the discipline needed to create art. Paul Goldberger of Vanity Fair moderated.
Paul Goldberger, Architecture Critic and Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair
Valentina Fossati, PhD, NYSCF—Helmsley Investigator
Michael Joaquin Grey, Artist, Inventor, Educator
Dorothy Lichtenstein, President, The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation
Scott Noggle, PhD, NYSCF Lab Director, Charles Evans Senior Research Fellow for Alzheimer’s disease
Yigal Ozeri, Artist
Donald Sultan, Artist
And a special thank you to the generous contributions of:
Donald Sultan, Kiki Smith, and Yigal Ozeri for donating art for auction;
Chefs Ivy Stark and her team of Dos Caminos, Matthew Riznyk of Great Performances, Hong Thaimee of Ngam, and Michael Vignola of Strip House for donating their time and expertise to catering the event;
And, Cascun Farm for providing the evening's chicken, Kobrand, Bodega Chacra, and Salviano for contributing fine wine and spirits, and, Plated for catering and providing guests with a gift.
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The Global Stem Cell Consortium, funded by the Cure Alzheimer's Fund, is an international effort to derive Alzheimer's disease models from patients' skin samples through stem cell techniques to better understand and, ultimately, find a cure for this devestating disease. Capitalizing on the NYSCF Global Stem Cell Array, the group will produce and bank standardized stem cell lines as a resource for the scientific community.
Dr. Scott Noggle, the Director of the NYSCF laboratory and the NYSCF--Charles Evans Senior Research Fellow for Alzheimer's disease, will be joined by collaborator Dr. Samuel Gandy, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and David Shenk, author of the national bestseller The Forgetting, Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic, in discussion on the application of stem cells to accelerate the pace of Alzheimer's research.
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On February 13th, 2013, The NYSCF Junior Leadership Council hosted a cocktail reception at Soho House to raise funds for the NYSCF Laboratory. Guests had the opportunity to learn about NYSCF's cutting-edge stem cell research and meet the scientists working to find better treatments and cures for diseases such as Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, macular degeneration, ALS, autism and spinal cord injury.
To learn more about the NYSCF Junior Leadership Council, please visit here.
The NYSCF Seventh Annual Translational Conference was held on October 10-11, 2012 at The Rockefeller University in New York City. Stem cell researchers, clinicians, postdocs, advocates, and students were in attendance. The two day event focused on translational stem cell research, which holds the potential to advance cures for the major diseases of our time.
Sponsored by Pfizer’s Centers for Therapeutic Innovation, the Riverside Chats Speakers Series featured NYSCF CEO Susan Solomon on Tuesday, August 7. Ms. Solomon described how NYSCF, combining the entrepreneurial focus of a biotech firm with the steadfast mission as a nonprofit to cure major diseases, has become a major player in the field of stem cell research.
On April 3rd, NYSCF hosted a panel discussion on heart disease and stem cell research at The TimesCenter in New York City. Stem Cell Research: Mending Broken Hearts was moderated by CBS News' Dr. Max Gomez and featured global experts on heart disease, bioethics, and stem cell research discussing the latest developments in the field and the current efforts to apply stem cell breakthroughs for the treatment of cardiac disease.
Panelists included Dr. Holly Andersen, attending cardiologist and Director of Education and Outreach at the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical Center, Timothy Caulfield, Tier 1 Research Chair in Health Law and Policy and professor, Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, Dr. Stephen Chang, Vice President of Research and Development at The New York Stem Cell Foundation, Dr. Kenneth R. Chien, Director of the MGH Cardiovascular Research Center at Harvard University and the Richard Simches Research Center, Dr. Warren Sherman, Director of Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine at the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy at the Columbia University Medical Center, Susan L. Solomon, Chief Executive Officer of The New York Stem Cell Foundation, and Dr. Gustav Steinhoff, Director of the Department of Cardiac Surgery and Head of the Reference and Translation Center Cardiac Stem Cell Therapy at the University of Rostock.
On November 15, 2011, The NYSCF Junior Leadership Council hosted a cocktail reception celebrating the intersection of Art and Science at the Chelsea Art Museum.
Guests learned about the latest research coming out of The NYSCF Laboratory and toured a special viewing of the exhibition, Perceptions of Promise: Biotechnology, Society and Art, which was inspired by the life sciences.
NYSCF CEO Susan L. Solomon and scientist Scott Noggle, PhD, were interviewed on the Martha Stewart Show about the potential for new cancer treatments to be developed through stem cell research.