The NYSCF Gala & Science Fair, 2021

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Honoring 2021 Stem Cell Heroes

Susan & Stephen Scherr
for their longstanding leadership and support of NYSCF

Victor Garber
for his advocacy for the patient community

Derrick Rossi, PhDKizzmekia Corbett, PhDBarney Graham, MD, PhDKatalin Karikó, PhD; Drew Weissman, MD, PhD
for the critical research that led to the development of the COVID-19 Vaccines

We invite you to Show Up for Science with NYSCF on October 5, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET. Please join us in honoring our 2021 Stem Cell Heroes and paying tribute to the excellence and innovation in biomedical research that are enabling us to embrace our loved ones, return to a new normal, and accelerate better treatments and cures for all of the major diseases of our time. Broadway and TV luminary Scott Ellis returns as Director for our one-hour virtual program.

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Directed by

Scott Ellis

Hosted by

Sanjay Gupta, MD

Featuring Special Guests

Annaleigh Ashford | Bob Balaban | Alec Baldwin
Matthew Broderick | Bradley Cooper | Anthony Fauci, MD | Santino Fontana
Jennifer Garner | Whoopi Goldberg | Sean Hayes | Jane Krakowski
Nathan Lane | Tony Shalhoub | Martha Stewart | Jesse Williams

Music by

Tree Adams
Andrew Schuyler
Nico Borromeo

Past Honorees
2021Susan & Stephen ScherrVictor GarberDerrick Rossi, PhD; Kizzmekia Corbett, PhD;
Barney Graham, MD, PhD; Katalin Karikó, PhD; Drew Weissman, MD, PhD
2020Brooke Ellison, PhDFrank GehryDavid Rockwell
2019Peter Goulandris
& Karen Elizabeth Burke Goulandris, MD, PhD
Jay KriegelGreg Hicks
& Rick Foster
2018Karin Hehenberger,
Carol RoamanIan Schrager
2017Andreas C. Dracopoulos
NYSCF Humanitarian Award
Roy Geronemus, MD
NYSCF Leadership Award
Clifford Ross
NYSCF Arts Leadership Award
2016David A. Carmel
NYSCF Leadership Award
Alan M. Cohen
NYSCF Leadership Award
Victoria Gordon
NYSCF Stem Cell Hero
2015Stephen M. Ross
NYSCF Leadership Award
Jack Gernsheimer
and Jeff Gernsheimer
NYSCF Stem Cell Heroes
Mark McCauley
NYSCF Stem Cell Hero
2014Anne & Vincent Mai
NYSCF Stem Cell Hero
Sabrina Bertucci
NYSCF Stem Cell Hero
Rich Rundle
NYSCF Stem Cell Hero
2013Shirley Cook
NYSCF Stem Cell Hero
Richard D. Kaplan
NYSCF Stem Cell Hero
2012Bonnie Pfeifer Evans
NYSCF Stem Cell Hero
Alice Shure
NYSCF Stem Cell Hero
Seun Adebiyi
NYSCF Stem Cell Hero
2011Julian H. Robertson
NYSCF Leadership Award
NYSCF Humanitarian Award
2010Dorothy Lichtenstein
NYSCF Humanitarian Award
2009Frank Gehry
NYSCF Humanitarian Award
Joel S. Marcus
NYSCF Leadership Award
2008Governor David A. Paterson
NYSCF Leadership Award
2007Chuck Close
NYSCF Humanitarian Award

For more information, please contact our Gala Office at or 212-365-7444