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New York Academy of Sciences 2016 Annual Gala

New York Academy of Sciences 2016 Annual Gala

Monday, November 7, 2016, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Conrad New York
102 North End Avenue
New York, NY 10282

Presented By

The New York Academy of Sciences

2016 Gala

OR 212.298.8690



For information on Gala sponsorship, click here.

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