Past Events

The Eighth Annual New York Stem Cell Foundation Gala began with an inside look at the NYSCF laboratory at the annual NYSCF Science Fair, designed by David Rockwell.  Shirley Cook, CEO of Proenza Schouler and Richard Kaplan of The J.M. Kaplan Fund were honored as 2013’s Stem Cell Heroes.  David Alan Grier was the master of ceremonies for the evening.

Photo Credits: Patrick McMullan and Jonathan Ziegler/

The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute held its 1st Annual Spring Benefit, on Thursday, June 20, 2013, for a night of engaging conversations of art and science followed by a cocktail reception and casual dinner.

The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute convened a panel of engaging scientists and artists to discuss the “creativity overlap” in the worlds of art and science, including the nature of genius in both spheres, the abstract thinking that drives innovative science, and the discipline needed to create art.   Paul Goldberger of Vanity Fair moderated.

June 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM |

The Global Stem Cell Consortium, funded by the Cure Alzheimer's Fund, is an international effort to derive Alzheimer's disease models from patients' skin samples through stem cell techniques to better understand and, ultimately, find a cure for this devestating disease. Capitalizing on the NYSCF Global Stem Cell Array, the group will produce and bank standardized stem cell lines as a resource for the scientific community.

On February 13th, 2013, The NYSCF Junior Leadership Council hosted a cocktail reception at Soho House to raise funds for the NYSCF Laboratory. Guests had the opportunity to learn about NYSCF's cutting-edge stem cell research and meet the scientists working to find better treatments and cures for diseases such as Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, macular degeneration, ALS, autism and spinal cord injury.

To learn more about the NYSCF Junior Leadership Council, please visit here.

On October 9, 2012, the Seventh Annual New York Stem Cell Foundation Gala honored Stem Cell Heroes Seun Adebiyi, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, and Alice Shure.

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.

Watch the entire talk here >>

Friday, September 7, 2012, 7 PM.

Come watch the New York Mets take on the Atlanta Braves and support NYSCF’s Mission.

Tickets are $35 and a portion of the proceeds go to help NYSCF discover cures.

Tickets are located in Left Field, sections 138 and 139.


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.

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