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Featured Events

Throughout the academic year, the University and its volunteer groups host numerous events to raise awareness of and support for the important scientific work taking place at Rockefeller. We welcome you to read about past events and learn about upcoming programs you might like to participate in.

Past Events

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Women & Science Spring Lecture and Luncheon
Stem Cells and the Promise of Regenerative Medicine
featuring: Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Parents & Science Spring Evening Program
The Challenge of Adolescence: Balancing Novelty, Risk and Self-Control
featuring: BJ Casey, Ph.D.
panelists: Mary Jeanne Kreek, M.D. and Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Winter Evening Program presented jointly by: Women & Science and Parents & Science
Sun Exposure, Genetics and Melanoma: A Worldwide Health Challenge 
featuring: Sohail Tavazoie, M.D., Ph.D.
panelists: Debra Black and Jennifer A. Stein, M.D., Ph.D.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Parents & Science Fall Evening Program
Science 101 For Parents - An Ounce of Prevention: Vaccines and Your Child’s Immune System
featuring: Sarah Schlesinger, M.D.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Pearl Meister Greengard Prize
recipient: Huda Y. Zoghbi, M.D.
presenter: Ursula von Rydingsvard

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Rockefeller University Lewis Thomas Prize
presented to: Frances M. Ashcroft, FRS

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Fall Evening Program
Confronting the Complexities of Dementia: Research on the Vascular System and Alzheimer's Disease
featuring: Sidney Strickland, Ph.D.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Women & Science Fall Breakfast Forum
Affairs of the Heart: Gender Differences in Heart Disease and Stroke
featuring: Holly Andersen, M.D.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Parents & Science Fall Lecture and Benefit Dinner
Your Child’s Medical Future in the 10X Genetic Revolution
featuring: Jeffrey Friedman, M.D., Ph.D.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Rockefeller University Lewis Thomas Prize
presented to: Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Women & Science Spring Lecture & Luncheon
Ancient Molecules and the Modern Brain: Understanding Our Social Nature
featuring: Cori Bargmann, Ph.D.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

T&E Spring Evening Program
An Age-Old Question: Is There a Limit to Human Lifespan?
featuring: Joel Cohen, Ph.D.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Parents & Science Spring Evening Program
Welcome to Your Child's Brain: How the Mind Grows from Conception to College
featuring: Sam Wang, Ph.D.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Rockefeller University Council Winter Evening Event
The Biology of Risk Taking: How Age, Gender, and Experience Affect Decisions
featuring: John Coates, Ph.D. and Linda Wilbrecht, Ph.D.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Beatrice Renfield Nursing Lecture
Research and Innovations in Nursing and Health Care
featuring: Diana J. Mason, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Parents & Science Celebrating Science Benefit Redux
Darwin, Diet, Disease and Dollars: How the Sugar in Processed Foods Has Changed Society
featuring: Robert Lustig, M.D.

For more information about our featured events, please contact Erika Layfield at giveandjoin@rockefeller.edu or (212) 327-7434.

Please note: events are by invitation only.  Learn more about public events the University sponsors.

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