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The New York Academy of Sciences Annual Gala

2019 Annual Gala

MISSION POSSIBLE: Closing the Skills Gap

Monday, November 11, 2019

Cipriani 25 Broadway
The Cunard Building
25 Broadway
New York, NY 10004

Featuring the Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists

Twenty-first century jobs in all industries require STEM skills at an unprecedented level. To meet this demand, the Academy and its partners are expanding our STEM education resources to address the needs of underserved populations around the world​.

At this year's Gala, we will recognize the change agents working to close the skills gap and honor champions of STEM in workforce development.

We invite you to join us and showcase your support for a STEM-powered workforce. Click here for details on sponsorship opportunities.

For table or ad sponsorships, contact gala@nyas.org or 212.298.8690

To purchase individual tickets, click Register Here below.

Click here to see highlights from last year's event.

Contact

Helen O'Rourke

212.298.8690

2019 Gala Sponsors

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Distinguished Participants

as of November 11, 2019

Kamal Ahluwalia
President, Eightfold

Derya Akkaynak
Postdoctoral Fellow, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute; 2019 Blavatnik Regional Awards Finalist, Physical Sciences & Engineering

C. David Allis
Joy and Jack Fishman Professor, Tri-Institute Professsor, The Rockefeller University

Roberto Benes
Director, Generation Unlimited

Clancy Blair
Bezos Family Foundation Professor of Population Health; Director, Bezos Family Foundation Initiative, NYU Langone Medical Center

Stacie Grossman Bloom
Vice Provost of Research, New York University

Vincent Boudreau
President, The City College of New York

Doug Buerkle
Chief Executive Officer, LTM Ventures

Karen Burke
Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Mount Sinai Health System; Member, President’s Council and Honorary Life Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences

Russel Caflisch
Director and Professor of Mathematics, NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Justin Cappos
Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, and Head of the Secure Systems Laboratory, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Robert B. Catell
Chairman, Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center, Stony Brook University; Former Treasurer, The New York Academy of Sciences

Sheryl Chamberlain
Vice President, Strategic Alliances, Medidata Solutions Worldwide

Shih-fu Chang
Senior Executive Vice Dean and the Richard Dicker Professor, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University

Eva Paris Cicinyte
President and CEO, Rebelstyle Productions Inc.

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

The Honorable France A. Córdova
Director, National Science Foundation

Henry Daaleman
President, Treasurer, Mushett Family Foundation

Manuel Dacosta
President and CEO, MDC Media Group

Igor Dikiy
Postdoctoral Fellow, Advanced Science Research Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY; 2019 Blavatnik Regional Awards Finalist, Chemistry

Maureen Doyle-Scharff
Senior Director, Worldwide Medical and Safety, Pfizer Inc

Laura Duvall
Assistant Professor, Columbia University; 2019 Blavatnik Regional Awards Winner, Life Sciences

Börje Ekholm
President and CEO, Ericsson

MaryEllen Elia
Senior Fellow, International Center for Leadership in Education; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences

Tara Elia
Enterprise Account Executive, eightfold.ai

Netta Engelhardt
Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; 2019 Blavatnik Regional Awards Winner, Physical Sciences & Engineering

Jonathan A. Epstein
Executive Vice Dean and Chief Scientific Officer, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Graham Ferrier
Director, Scientific Affairs, Pfizer Inc

Henrietta Fore
Executive Director, UNICEF

Elaine Fuchs
Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development, The Rockefeller University; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences

Kanji Fujiki
Executive Director, Science and Technology in Society Forum

Olivia Fussell
Founder and Managing Director, Carbon Credit Capital

Ann Gabriel
Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Networks, Elsevier

Alison Galvani
Burnett and Stender Families Professor of Epidemiology; Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis (CIDMA), Yale University

Tamar Szabó Gendler
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Yale University

Paul Glimcher
CEO, Data Cubed, Inc.; Director, The HUMAN Project, New York University

Daniel Goroff
Vice President and Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Jeff Griggs
Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Eightfold

Michelle Gyles-McDonnough
Director, Sustainable Development Unit, Executive Office of the Secretary-General, United Nations

Niklas Heuveldop
Senior Vice President & Head of North America Market, Ericsson

Paul Horn
New York University Distinguished Scientist in Residence; Former IBM Senior Vice President and Director of Research; Governor and Chair Emeritus, The New York Academy of Sciences

Carol Horowitz
Dean for Gender Equity in Science and Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

The Hon. Jerry MacArthur Hultin
Chair, Global Futures Group; Chair and Member, President’s Council, The New York Academy of Sciences

Marnie Imhoff
Senior Vice President for Development, The Rockefeller University; Former Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences

David Janes
Senior Advisor for Institutional Development in the Office of the President, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

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

Zhanna Jumadilova
Vice President, Global Clinical Development, Insmed Incorporated

Samantha Kappagoda
Co-Managing Member, Numerati® Partners, LLC; RiskEcon® Lab for Decision Metrics, Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences NYU; Co-Founder, Risk Economics, Inc.

Karen Karlsrud
Violinist, New York City Ballet

Paul Kenny
Director, Drug Discovery Institute; Ward-Coleman Professor and Chair of the Nash Family Department of Neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Wayne Koff
President and CEO, Human Vaccines Project

Ravi Kumar S.
President, Infosys Limited

Seema Kumar
Vice President, Innovation, Global Health, and Policy Communication, Johnson & Johnson; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences

René Lammers
Chief Scientific Officer, PepsiCo

Pablo Legorreta
Founder and CEO, Royalty Pharma; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences

Tony Leness
Managing Director, Merrill Lynch

Tony Liss
Provost, The City College of New York

Husseini Manji
Global Head, Neuroscience R&D, Johnson & Johnson

Hilary Mason
Founder and CEO, Fast Forward Labs

Bruce S. McEwen
Alfred E. Mirsky Professor of Immunology, Virology, and Microbiology, The Rockefeller University

Camille McGratty
Vice President, Silverstein Properties, Inc.

Ray Mikulich
Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Ridgeline Capital Group

Todd Mitty
Chief Technology Officer, LionTree

David K.A. Mordecai
Co-Managing Member, Numerati® Partners, LLC; RiskEcon® Lab for Decision Metrics, Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences NYU; Co-Founder, Risk Economics, Inc.; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences

Carla Nasca
Research Associate, The Rockefeller University; 2019 Blavatnik Regional Awards Finalist, Life Sciences

Ushma Neill
Vice President, Scientific Education & Training, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Eric Nestler
Dean for Academic and Affairs; Director, Friedman Brain Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

His Excellency Koji Omi
Founder and Chairman, STS Forum; Former Minister of Finance and Former Minister of Science & Technology of Japan

Patricia Pedersen
Associate Vice President; University Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations, Yale University

Eve Pickering
Executive Director, Biostatistics, Pfizer Inc

William Platt
Philanthropist and Financial Planner

Shaivalini Purohit
Head of Global Program Management and Operations, Rare Disease, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Natalie Rasgon
Director of the Stanford Center for Neuroscience in Women’s Health; Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Stanford University School of Medicine

Liam Ratcliffe
Head of Access Biotechnology, Access Industries, Inc.

Beatrice Renault
Chief Strategy Officer, Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation

Eric Roberts
Founding Managing Director, Valence Advantage Life Sciences and the Caxton Advantage Fund

Gerald Rosberg
Senior Executive Vice President, Columbia University

Brad Rothenberg
Chief Executive Officer, nTopology

Ellis Rubinstein
President and CEO, The New York Academy of Sciences

Joanna Rubinstein
President and CEO, World Childhood Foundation USA

Laura Sachar
Managing Partner and Co-Founder, StarVest Partners; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences

Philip Sawyer
Former President and CEO, Invuity, Inc.; Co-Founder, Helix Ventures

Brent Schimke
Chief Operating Officer, Data Cubed, Inc.

Yu Serizawa
Director General for International Affairs, Science and Technology in Society Forum

John Sexton
President Emeritus, New York University; Chair Emeritus and Honorary Member, The New York Academy of Sciences

Laura Turner Seydel
Chairperson, Captain Planet Foundation

Ivan Shumkov
CEO, Build Academy

Debra Silberg
Clinical Science Head, Gastroenterology, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Deirdre Silver
Vice President, General Counsel, Wiley

Larry Silverstein
Chairman, Silverstein Properties, Inc.

Daniel Stein
Professor of Physics and Mathematics and former Dean of Science, New York University

Mark Stewart
Dean, School of Graduate Studies, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Paul Stoffels
Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Johnson & Johnson; International Governor, Member, President’s Council, and Honorary Member, The New York Academy of Sciences

Scott Strobel
Vice Provost for Science Initiatives; Vice President for West Campus Planning & Program Development, Yale University

Antonio Tataranni
Senior Vice President, R&D, Physiology & Life Sciences, PepsiCo

Craig B. Thompson
President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Member, President’s Council, The New York Academy of Sciences

Nick Thomson
Senior Director, Medicinal Sciences, Pfizer Inc

Peter Thorén
Executive Vice President, Access Industries; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences

Manuela Veloso
Head of Artificial Intelligence Research, JPMorgan; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences

Leslie B. Vosshall
Robin Chemers Neustein Professor, The Rockefeller University; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Liling Wan
Postdoctoral Fellow, The Rockefeller University; 2019 Blavatnik Regional Awards Finalist, Life Sciences

Torsten N. Wiesel
Nobel Laureate; President Emeritus, The Rockefeller University; Chair Emeritus, Member, President’s Council, and Honorary Member, The New York Academy of Sciences

Jeff Wilcox
Vice President, Enterprise Transformation, Lockheed Martin

Jesse Wiley
Chairman of the Board, Wiley

Matthew Yankowitz
Assistant Professor, University of Washington; 2019 Blavatnik Regional Awards Finalist, Physical Sciences & Engineering

Juntao Ye
Associate Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University; 2019 Blavatnik Regional Awards Winner, Chemistry

Nancy L. Zimpher
Senior Fellow, Director of the Center for Education Pipeline Systems Change, The Rockefeller Institute of Government; Chair Emerita and Honorary Member, The New York Academy of Sciences