The NYSCF Seventh Annual Translational Conference was held on October 10-11, 2012 at The Rockefeller University in New York City. Stem cell researchers, clinicians, postdocs, advocates, and students were in attendance. The two day event focused on translational stem cell research, which holds the potential to advance cures for the major diseases of our time.
Sponsored by Pfizer’s Centers for Therapeutic Innovation, the Riverside Chats Speakers Series featured NYSCF CEO Susan Solomon on Tuesday, August 7. Ms. Solomon described how NYSCF, combining the entrepreneurial focus of a biotech firm with the steadfast mission as a nonprofit to cure major diseases, has become a major player in the field of stem cell research.
On April 3rd, NYSCF hosted a panel discussion on heart disease and stem cell research at The TimesCenter in New York City. Stem Cell Research: Mending Broken Hearts was moderated by CBS News' Dr. Max Gomez and featured global experts on heart disease, bioethics, and stem cell research discussing the latest developments in the field and the current efforts to apply stem cell breakthroughs for the treatment of cardiac disease.
On November 15, 2011, The NYSCF Junior Leadership Council hosted a cocktail reception celebrating the intersection of Art and Science at the Chelsea Art Museum.
Guests learned about the latest research coming out of The NYSCF Laboratory and toured a special viewing of the exhibition, Perceptions of Promise: Biotechnology, Society and Art, which was inspired by the life sciences.
NYSCF CEO Susan L. Solomon and scientist Scott Noggle, PhD, were interviewed on the Martha Stewart Show about the potential for new cancer treatments to be developed through stem cell research.
The Sixth Annual New York Stem Cell Foundation Gala was the grand opening of NYSCF's Science Fair cocktail hour, designed by David Rockwell – an unprecedented evening showcasing NYSCF scientists and their groundbreaking work. The evening honored Julian H. Robertson, Jr. and the artist Christo, with awards presented by New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Joel Fleishman.
On June 22, 2011, the NYSCF Laboratory hosted a reception celebrating the new NYSCF - Golub Stem Cell Initiative for Parkinson's Disease. The evening included a plaque unveiling commemorating the new initiative and a tour of the lab with demonstrations from NYSCF researchers.
On June 16th, NYSCF hosted a dinner for scientists attending the ISSCR Conference in Toronto, Ontario. The dinner was held at the c5 Restaurant in the new wing of the Royal Ontario Museum designed by Daniel Libeskind.