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  • New York Academy of Sciences Annual Gala

  • 2016 Gala

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  • Distinguished Participants as of November 4, 2016

    Asheesh Advani

    CEO, Junior Achievement Worldwide

    Reuben Advani

    CEO, Global STEM Alliance, The New York Academy of Sciences

    Gilda A. Barabino

    Dean and Daniel and Frances Berg Professor, The Grove School of Engineering, The City College of New York

    Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

    Vice President & General Manager, Cisco Systems

    Len Blavatnik

    Founder & Chairman, Access Industries; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences

    Andy Blight

    Chief Scientific Officer, Acorda Therapeutics

    Stacie Grossman Bloom

    Assistant Vice President for Policy & Administration; Associate Professor, Neuroscience & Physiology, NYU Langone Medical Center

    Jeffrey Borenstein

    President and CEO, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

    Jon W. Brayshaw

    Chairman of the Board, World Childhood Foundation USA

    Mark Breidenbach

    Research Analyst, ROTH Capital Partners

    Joshua Brumberg

    Dean for the Sciences, Graduate Center, The City University of New York

    Ari Buchalter

    President, Technology, MediaMath

    Nancy Cantor

    Chancellor, Rutgers University-Newark; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences

    Emily Carter

    Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University

    Alexander Cartwright

    Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, The State University of New York

    Robert B. Catell

    Chairman, Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center, Stony Brook University; Treasurer, The New York Academy of Sciences

    Patrick Caubel

    Senior Vice President, Worldwide Safety and Regulatory, Worldwide Research & Development, Pfizer Inc

    Jeff Cheek

    President, The Research Foundation for SUNY

    Isaac Cohen

    Executive Director, Research Operations and International Centers, United Technologies Corporation

    Joy Connolly

    Provost and Senior Vice President, Graduate Center, The City University of New York

    Jacqueline Corbelli

    Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder, BrightLine; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences

    Margaret Crotty

    Executive Director, Partnership with Children

    Dan Curran

    Senior Vice President and Head of the Center for External Innovation, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

    Henry Daaleman

    President, Mushett Family Foundation

    Pablo Debenedetti

    Dean for Research and Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering & Applied Sciences, Princeton University

    Thomas Delaney

    Chief Global Technology Officer, New York University

    Mikael Dolsten

    President, Worldwide Research and Development, Pfizer, Inc; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences

    MaryEllen Elia

    New York State Commissioner of Education; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences

    Chris Ferreri

    Chief Operating Officer, Hartfield, Titus & Donnelly

    John Fitzgibbons

    Board Chair, The Research Foundation for SUNY

    Jay Flynn

    Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Research, John Wiley & Sons

    Tamar Szabó Gendler

    Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Yale University

    Paul W. Glimcher

    Director, Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of Decision Making New York University

    Keith Gottesdiener

    Chairman and CEO, Rhythm Pharmaceuticals

    Glenda Greenwald

    President, Aspen Brain Forum Foundation

    Alex Harris

    Chair of the Chemistry Division, Brookhaven National Laboratory

    Mark Hauber

    Interim Vice Provost for Research, The City University of New York

    Cheryl Healton

    Dean, College of Global Public Health, New York University

    Karen Heidelberger

    Chief Partnership and Communications Officer, Deerfield Management

    Lars Heikensten

    Executive Director, The Nobel Foundation

    Elie Hirschfeld

    President, Hirschfeld Properties, LLC

    Steven Hochberg

    Partner, Deerfield Management

    Paul Horn

    Senior Vice Provost for Research, New York University; Chair, The New York Academy of Sciences

    Maren E. Imhoff

    Senior Vice President for Development, The Rockefeller University

    Ole Isacson

    Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer, Neuroscience, Pfizer Inc

    Seigo Izumo

    Senior Vice President, Head of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Drug Discovery Unit, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

    Thomas Campbell Jackson

    Easton Capital Investment Group

    Beth Jacobs

    Managing Partner, Excellentia Global Partners; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences

    Kathrin Jansen

    Senior Vice President, Head of Vaccine Research & Development, Pfizer Inc

    Samantha Kappagoda

    Chief Economist and Co-founder, Risk Economics, Inc.

    Libusha Kelly

    Assistant Professor, Systems & Computational Biology, The Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    Seema Kumar

    Vice President, Innovation, Global Health, and Policy Communication, Johnson & Johnson

    René Lammers

    Senior Vice President, Research & Development, PepsiCo

    Gregory Larosa

    Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer – Rare Disease RU, Pfizer Inc

    Stephanie Lederman

    Executive Director, American Federation for Aging Research

    Pablo Legorreta

    Founder & CEO, Royalty Pharma; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences

    Harold Levy

    Executive Director, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

    Mike Liewen

    Senior Vice President, Research & Development, PepsiCo

    Nancy Lintner

    Senior Vice President, UTC Communications, United Technologies Corporation

    Erik Lium

    Senior Vice President, Mount Sinai Innovation Partners, Mount Sinai Health System

    Renée Lundholm

    President, Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce

    Roberto Magana

    Senior Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer, The Estee Lauder Companies

    Szabolcs Marka

    Walter O. LeCroy, Jr. Professor of Physics, Columbia University

    H. Carl McCall

    Board Chair, The State University of New York

    J. Michael McQuade

    Senior Vice President for Science & Technology, United Technologies Corporation

    Ruslan Medzhitov

    David W. Wallace Professor of Immunobiology, Yale University; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Vrinda Menon

    Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

    David Mordecai

    Lead Investigator, RiskEcon Lab for Decision Metrics, New York University; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences

    Louise M. Morman

    Executive Director, Lockheed Martin Leadership Institute, Miami University

    Ferid Murad

    Nobel Laureate; Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, George Washington University

    Maher Nasser

    Director, Outreach Division, Department of Public Information, United Nations

    Ushma Neill

    Vice President, Scientific Education and Training, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Eric Nestler

    Nash Family Professor of Neuroscience, Director of the Friedman Brain Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital

    Timothy O'Connor

    Vice President, University Strategy and Research Operations, The Rockefeller University

    Jill O'Donnell-Tormey

    Trustee, The City University of New York

    Koji Omi

    Founder and Chairman, STS Forum

    Leif Pagrotsky

    Consul General of Sweden in New York

    Pierre Pellier

    Senior Vice President, Head of Global Medical Affairs, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

    Eric Perakslis

    Senior Vice President, R&D Informatics, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

    David Perlin

    Executive Director and Professor, Public Health Research Institute, Rutgers University

    Andy Plump

    Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

    G. Michael Purdy

    Executive Vice President for Research, Columbia University

    Michael Purugganan

    Dean for Science, Faculty of Arts & Science, New York University

    Jennifer Raab

    President, Hunter College

    Vita Rabinowitz

    Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost, The City University of New York

    Emiliangelo Ratti

    Senior Vice President, Head of CNS Therapeutic Area Unit, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

    C. Cybele Raver

    Senior Vice Provost, Academic Analytics and Graduate Affairs, New York University

    Charles M. Rice

    Maurice R. and Corinne P. Greenberg Professor in Virology Laboratory of Virology and Infectious Disease, The Rockefeller University

    Rory Riggs

    Co-Founder and Chairman of the Investment Committee, Royalty Pharma

    Chase Robinson

    President, Graduate Center of the City University of New York

    Ellis Rubinstein

    President and CEO, The New York Academy of Sciences

    Joanna Rubinstein

    President and CEO, World Childhood Foundation USA

    Tierney Saccavino

    Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications, Acorda Therapeutics

    Mortimer D. A. Sackler

    Member of the Board, Purdue Pharma; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences

    Pat Sapinsley

    Managing Director, Cleantech Initiatives, Urban Future Lab, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

    Kai Sauer

    Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations

    Javaid Sheikh

    Dean, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar

    Mark Shtilerman

    Senior Counsel, Deerfield Management

    Nancy Siepman

    Senior Vice President, Head of R&D Global Development Operations, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

    Bill Slattery

    Partner, Deerfield Management

    Katepalli R. Sreenivasan

    President, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

    Lou Steinberg

    Chief Technology Officer, TD Ameritrade

    Bruce Stillman

    President and Chief Executive Officer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

    Paul Stoffels

    Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Johnson & Johnson; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences

    Sidney Strickland

    Dean of Graduate and Postgraduate Studies, The Rockefeller University

    Ann Sullivan

    Commissioner, New York State Office of Mental Health

    Simon Sylvester-Chaudhuri

    Managing Director, Global Futures Group

    George Thibault

    President, The Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences

    Craig B. Thompson

    President and CEO, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

    Peter Thoren

    Executive Vice President, Access Industries

    Dominic Vergine

    Head of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, ARM ltd

    Dinesh Verma

    Dean of the School of Systems and Enterprises and Professor in Systems Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology

    Jan and Marica Vilcek

    Co-Founders, Vilcek Foundation

    William Wachtel

    Founding Partner, Wachtel Missry LLP

    Paul Walker

    Advisory Director, Goldman Sachs; Vice-Chair, The New York Academy of Sciences

    Margie Wang

    COO & CFO, Junior Achievement Worldwide

    Jan Weststrate

    Senior Vice President, Research & Development, PepsiCo

    Torsten N. Wiesel

    Nobel Laureate; President Emeritus, The Rockefeller University; Chairman Emeritus, The New York Academy of Sciences

    Jeff Wilcox

    Vice President for Engineering and Program Operations, Lockheed Martin

    Xing Jijun

    Counselor for Science & Technology, Chinese Consulate General in New York

    Michael Zigman

    Co-founder, i2 Learning; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences

    Nancy L. Zimpher

    Chancellor, The State University of New York; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences