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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2024
5:30 PM COCKTAIL RECEPTION
6:30 PM AWARD PRESENTATION & PROGRAM
8:00 PM DINNER

Business Attire
 

1230 York Avenue at East 66th Street
New York, NY 10065

 

 


HONORING

Marlene Hess

Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
 

HOSTS

William E. Ford

Chair, Board of Trustees

Richard P. Lifton, M.D., Ph.D.

President and Carson Family Professor



 
HONOREE

 
’s 2024 CELEBRATING SCIENCE Benefit honors Marlene Hess, longtime trustee and benefactor of the university and countless other nonprofit institutions in New York and internationally. A renowned philanthropic leader, Marlene Hess has had an immeasurable impact on education, arts and culture, and biomedicine, particularly women’s health.


PROGRAM

New Hope for Treating Alzheimer’s and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases

 
Neurodegenerative disorders affect millions of people around the world. The key to developing effective therapies is innovative basic research into the cellular and molecular drivers of these diseases. This year’s CELEBRATING SCIENCE Benefit Program will feature three Rockefeller investigators whose work is transforming neurodegenerative disease research and laying the foundation for new treatments – Cori Bargmann, Nathaniel Heintz, and Priya Rajasethupathy. In a conversation moderated by Rockefeller University President Rick Lifton, these scientists will share their observations on current research and discuss future steps that will be needed to meet monumental challenges of treating and preventing neurodegenerative diseases.

For more information please contact rubenefit@rockefeller.edu.


CELEBRATING SCIENCE is Rockefeller’s signature annual event, bringing together trustees, friends, and benefactors to celebrate biomedical science. Proceeds from the benefit will fund groundbreaking research by Rockefeller scientists.