2021 CELEBRATING SCIENCE Virtual Benefit
Honoring Pfizer and Dr. Albert Bourla, Chairman and CEO
Fall Webinar for Benefactors & Friends
The Inside Story: How the Microbiome Influences Communication Between Our Nervous and Immune Systems
24th Annual Women & Science Lecture – Vanessa Ruta, Ph.D., ’05
Nature vs. Nurture: Exploring the Building Blocks of Social Behavior
Women & Science Entrepreneurship Fund Speaker Series – Brandy Houser, Ph.D.
Demystifying the Therapeutic Development Ecosystem: A Roadmap of What You Need to Know
Women & Science Spring Morning Webinar – Mandë Holford, Ph.D., ‘03
From Beach to Bench and Beyond: Venom’s Therapeutic Potential for Pain and Cancer
Women & Science Fall Morning Webinar – Natalie L. Rasgon, M.D., Ph.D.
The Brain on Stress: A Pandemic of Depression, Diabetes and Dementia
2020 CELEBRATING SCIENCE Virtual Benefit
The Convergence of Science and Medicine
2020 Fall Webinar – Paul Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.
Burning Question: Can Some Body Fat Keep You Thin?
2020 COVID-19 Webinar for W&S – Marina Caskey, M.D.
Antibody Therapeutics and Pathways to Prevention
2019 Fall Breakfast Program – Xioawei Zhuang, Ph.D.
Visualizing the Invisible: Bio-Imaging at the Nanoscale and Genomic Scale
2019 Fall Evening Program – Sidney Strickland, Ph.D.
The Clot Thickens: New Concepts for Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease
2019 CELEBRATING SCIENCE Benefit – Cori Bargmann, Ph.D.
Constant Change: The Ever-Developing Brain
2019 Spring Evening Program – Winrich Freiwald, Ph.D., Christina Pressl, M.D.
What Makes Us Human?
The Neuroscience of Social Intelligence
2019 Spring Breakfast Program – Alison North, Ph.D.
A Voyage Into an Invisible World
How Modern Microscopes are Transforming Science
2018 CELEBRATING SCIENCE Benefit – Michael Young, Ph.D.
Sleep: A Necessary Luxury
2018 Fall Evening Program – Jue Chen, Ph.D., Roderick MacKinnon, M.D.
Science Goes 3-D
Revealing the Atomic Secrets Inside Our Cells
2018 Fall Breakfast Program – Jennifer A. Doudna, Ph.D.
The CRISPR Revolution
Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution
2018 Lecture and Luncheon – Agata Smogorzewska, M.D., Ph.D.
DNA Repair: The Power of Precision Medicine in Treating Cancer
2018 Spring Breakfast Program – Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D., Yejing Ge, Ph.D., Samantha Larsen
Women, Science, and Mentoring: NextGen Leaders and Entrepreneurs
2017 Fall Breakfast Program – Paula A. Johnson, M.D.
Sex and Gender: Critical Components in the Quest for Precision Medicine
2017 Lecture and Luncheon – Leslie Vosshall, Ph.D.
Global Health is Local Health: Eradicating Threats From A to Zika
2017 Beatrice Renfield Lecture – Gwenyth R. Wallen, Ph.D., R.N.
Clinical Research Nursing and Nursing Science: A Perfect Partnership
Special Evening Program – Richard P. Lifton, M.D., Ph.D., Laura Landro
A Conversation with Richard P. Lifton led by Laura Landro
2016 Fall Breakfast Program – Bonnie L. Bassler, Ph.D.
Tiny Conspiracies: Cell to Cell Communication in Bacteria
2016 Spring Lecture and Luncheon – Cynthia Kenyon, Ph.D.
How Long Could We Live? Harnessing Our Longevity Genes
2015 Fall Breakfast Program – Helen H. Hobbs, M.D.
Genetic Disorders of Dietary Excess: Getting to the Heart of the Matte
2015 Spring Lecture and Luncheon – Mary Jeanne Kreek, M.D., Laura Landro
Understanding Addictions: Genes, Molecular Neurobiology, Behavior, and New Treatment Insights
2014 Fall Evening Program – Cori Bargmann, Ph.D.
At the Frontier of Neuroscience: Launching the BRAIN Initiative
2014 Fall Evening Program – Margaret McCarthy, Ph.D.
The Pink and Blue in Gray Matter: Hormones, Gender, and the Developing Mind
2014 Spring Lecture and Luncheon – Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.
Stem Cells and the Promise of Regenerative Medicine
2014 Beatrice Renfield Lecture – Lily Thomas, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN
Implementation of Evidence-Based Nursing: Implications for Leadership, Education, and Practice
2014 Winter Evening Program – Sohail Tavazoie, M.D., Ph.D., Jennifer Stein, M.D., Ph.D., Debra Black
Sun Exposure, Genetics and Melanoma: A Worldwide Health Challenge
2013 Fall Breakfast Forum – Holly S. Andersen, M.D.
Affairs of the Heart: Gender Differences in Heart Disease and Stroke
2013 Spring Lecture and Luncheon – Cori Bargmann, Ph.D.
Ancient Molecules and the Modern Brain: Understanding Our Social Nature
2013 Winter Evening Program – John Coates, Ph.D., Linda Wilbrecht, Ph.D.
The Biology of Risk-Taking: How Age, Gender and Experience Affect Decisions and Behavior
2013 Beatrice Renfield Lecture – Diana J. Mason, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Research and Innovations in Nursing and Health Care
2012 Fall Evening Program – Bruce McEwen, Ph.D., Rachel Yehuda, Ph.D.
Illuminating Resilience: How Stress and Trauma Can Transform Us
2012 Spring Lecture and Luncheon – Titia de Lange, Ph.D.
When Good Genes Go Bad: Deciphering the Cancer Genome
2012 Beatrice Renfield Lecture
Past, Present, and Future of Clinical Research Nursing
2012 Spring Breakfast Forum – Kimberly Mowry, Ph.D.
A Pattern for Life: How a Single Egg Cell Sets the Stage for Development
2011 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize
Brenda Milner, Ph.D.
2011 Fall Breakfast Forum – Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.
Stem Cells: What These Lifelong Companions Can Teach Us About Cancer, Aging and Regenerative Medicine
2011 Beatrice Renfield Lecture – Deborah A. Chyun, Ph.D., RN, FAHA, FAAN
Diabetes and Heart Disease: Mentoring the Next Generation of Nurse-Scientists
2011 Spring Breakfast Forum – Agata Smogorzewska, M.D., Ph.D.
Regarding the Resilient Genome: How Cells Block Cancer and Age Gracefully
2010 Fall Evening Program – Sarah F. Leibowitz, Ph.D., Evelyn Attia, M.D.
Body Image, Nutrition, and Eating Disorders: Insights from Neuroscience and Psychiatry
2010 Spring Lecture and Luncheon – Jan L. Breslow, M.D., Barry S. Coller, M.D.
The Latest Word on Heart Disease and Stroke: Research, Prevention, and Treatment
2010 Spring Breakfast Forum – Bruce McEwen, Ph.D., Darcy Kelley, Ph.D., Halla Tomasdottir
Hormones and Profits: Is Gender Balance Better for Business?
2009 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize
Suzanne Cory, Ph.D., F.R.S.
2009 Fall Breakfast Forum – Sohail Tavazoie, M.D., Ph.D.
Stopping Cancer in its Tracks: New Approaches to Preventing Metastasis
2009 Spring Lecture and Luncheon – Cori Bargmann, Ph.D., Eric Kandel, M.D., Leslie Vosshall, Ph.D.
The Brain Trust Speaks: Three Leading Investigators Consider the Future of Neuroscience
2009 Beatrice Renfield Lecture
Professional Nursing in the 21st Century Challenges & Opportunities
2008 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize – Marilyn A. DeLuca, Ph.D., RN
Dr. Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Dr. Carol W. Greider, and Dr. Vicki Lundblad
2009 Spring Breakfast Forum – David G. Nathan, M.D.
The Cancer Treatment Revolution
2008 Fall Breakfast Forum – Mary Sano, Ph.D., Samuel Gandy, M.D., Ph.D., Paul Greengard, Ph.D.
Can Science Meet the Challenges of Alzheimer’s Disease?
2008 Spring Lecture and Luncheon – Mary Jeanne Kreek, M.D.
Understanding Addiction: Genes, Behavior and New Treatment Insights
2007 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize
Dr. Gail Martin, Dr. Beatrice Mintz, and Dr. Elizabeth Robertson
2008 Spring Breakfast Forum – Sarah Schlesinger, M.D.
At Long Last a Cervical Cancer Vaccine is Here: Are Other Vaccines on the Way?
2008 Winter Evening Program – Joel Cohen, Ph.D., Dr. P.H., Deborah Balk, Ph.D., Ellen Brennan-Galvin, Ph.D., Darren Walker, Esq.
The Future of Cities: How Climate Change, Population Trends and Urbanization Will Transform Our World
2007 Fall Evening Program – Cynthia Kenyon, Ph.D.
Aging and the Discovery of “Longevity Genes”
2007 Fall Breakfast Forum – Sidney Strickland, Ph.D.
When Good Nerves Go Bad: Stem Cell Treatment of Neurological Disease
2007 Spring Lecture and Luncheon – Titia de Lange, Ph.D., Mary Jeanne Kreek, M.D., Leslie Vosshall, Ph.D.
Women In Science: Pioneers, Progress and the Unfinished Agenda
2007 Spring Breakfast Forum – Sarah F. Leibowitz, Ph.D.
Fats, Sugar and Alcohol: A Delicate Balance in Body Weight Regulation
2007 Winter Evening Program – Barry S. Coller, M.D.
Translational Research—How the Drug Pipeline Works
2006 Fall Evening Program – Eric Kandel, M.D.
We Are What We Remember: Memory and the Biological Basis of Individuality
2006 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize
Dr. Mary Frances Lyon
2006 Fall Breakfast Forum – Darcy Kelley, Ph.D., Bruce McEwen, Ph.D., Margaret Polaneczky, M.D., Samuel E. Gandy, M.D., Ph.D.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Revisited: Four Years Later
2006 Spring Lecture and Luncheon – Cori Bargmann, Ph.D.
Simple Creatures, Complex Lives: Understanding the Genetic Basis of Behavior
2006 Spring Breakfast Forum – Susan Lindquist, Ph.D.
Prions, Mad Cow Disease and Shape-shifters of Memory
2006 Winter Evening Program – Robert B. Darnell, M.D., Ph.D.
Outwitting Cancer: The Promise of New Vaccine Therapies
2005 Fall Evening Program – Martha Farah, Ph.D., Bruce McEwen, Ph.D.
In an Era of Prozac and Ritalin—Is Brain Enhancement Ethical? Is It Smart?
2005 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize
Dr. Philippa Marrack
2005 Fall Breakfast Forum – Leslie Vosshall, Ph.D.
Scents and Sensibility
2005 Spring Lecture and Luncheon – Paul Nurse, Ph.D., Madhav Dhodapkar, M.D., Titia de Lange, Ph.D., Anne Moore, Ph.D.
Cancer Treatment and Prevention—Where Are We Headed?
2005 Spring Breakfast Forum – Eric Kandel, Ph.D.
We Are What We Remember: Memory and the Biological Basis of Individuality
2005 Winter Evening Program – Jan L. Breslow, M.D., Barry S. Coller, M.D.
Affairs of the Heart: Recent Insights into Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke
2004 Inaugural Pearl Meister Greengard Prize
Dr. Nicole Le Douarin
2004 Fall Breakfast Forum – Sarah J. Schlesinger, M.D.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Vaccines—and More
2004 Spring Lecture and Luncheon – Mamphela Ramphele, Ph.D.
Women’s Health and Development: A Global Perspective
2004 Spring Breakfast Forum – Ali Brivanlou, Ph.D.
The Promise of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
2003 Fall Breakfast Forum – Mary Jeanne Kreek, M.D., Bruce McEwen, Ph.D.
A Conversation about the Biology of Stress and Addiction
2003 Spring Lecture and Luncheon – Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.
Is Beauty Skin Deep? The Fascinating Biology of the Skin
2003 Spring Breakfast Forum – Jeffrey M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D.
Weight Loss, Weight Gain: Genetics and the Body-Brain Connection
2002 Fall Breakfast Forum – Darcy Kelley, Ph.D., C. Dominique Toran-Allerand, M.D., Samuel E. Gandy, M.D., Ph.D., Richard S. Bockman, M.D., Ph.D., Jan Breslow, M.D., Bruce McEwen, Ph.D.
The Estrogen Question: Science Seeks an Answer
2002 Spring Lecture and Luncheon
How Children Learn: Language, Hearing & the Brain
2002 Spring Breakfast Forum – Lisa Drakeman, Ph.D., Teena Lerner, Ph.D.
All’s Well that Ends Well: What Chomosome Tips Can Tell Us about Cancer and Aging
2001 Fall Breakfast Forum – Nina Bhardwaj, M.D., Ph.D., Robert Darnell, M.D., Ph.D.
New Vaccine Strategies: Priming the Immune System to Battle Cancer and Infection
2001 Spring Lecture and Luncheon – Terry Gaasterland, Ph.D., Arnold Levine, Ph.D.
Biology Enters the Information Age: Combating Illness with Personalized Medicine
2001 Spring Breakfast Forum – Lisa Drakeman, Ph.D., Teena Lerner, Ph.D.
Biotechnology in the Post-genomic Era
2000 Fall Breakfast Forum – Richard Bockman, M.D., Ph.D., Jan Breslow, M.D., Howard Fillit, M.D., Barbara Levine, M.D.
The Estrogen Question: Aging, Alzheimer’s, Heart Disease, Menopause and Nutrition
2000 Spring Lecture and Luncheon – Mary E. Hatten, Ph.D.
Dynamic Architecture: Recent Thoughts on the Brain’s Growth and Repair
2000 Spring Breakfast Forum – Robert Lahita, M.D., Ph.D., Jeffrey Ravetch, M.D., Ph.D.
Vulnerabilities of the Female Immune System: Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis and other Autoimmune Disorders
1999 Fall Breakfast Forum – Arnold Levine, Ph.D.
Putting the Breaks on Cancer: The p53 Tumor Suppressor Gene
1999 Spring Lecture and Luncheon – Titia de Lange, Ph.D.
The Problem with Immortality: Chromosomes, Cancer & Aging
1999 Spring Breakfast Forum – Michael W. Young, Ph.D.
The Other Biological Clock: How the Body’s Daily Rhythms Affect Life and Death
1998 Fall Breakfast Forum – Jan Breslow, M.D.
Heart Disease: Women’s Leading Health Threat
1998 Spring – Darcy Kelley, Ph.D., Bruce McEwen, Ph.D.
Estrogen & the Brain: New Insights into Women’s Health