Women & Science

Upcoming Events


2017 Beatrice Renfield Lecture
Clinical Research Nursing and Nursing Science: A Perfect Partnership

2017 Spring Breakfast
GMOs, CRISPR, and Modern Agriculture

Special Evening Program
A Conversation with Richard P. Lifton led by Laura Landro

2016 Fall Breakfast Program
Tiny Conspiracies: Cell to Cell Communication in Bacteria

2016 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize
Bonnie L. Bassler, Ph.D.

2016 Spring Lecture and Luncheon
How Long Could We Live? Harnessing Our Longevity Genes

2015 Fall Evening Program
SLEEP: Why Our Brains and Bodies Need It

2015 Spring Lecture and Luncheon
Understanding Addictions: Genes, Molecular Neurobiology, Behavior, and New Treatment Insights

2015 Beatrice Renfield Lecture
NextGen Health Care: Disruptions and Innovations

2014 Fall Evening Program
At the Frontier of Neuroscience: Launching the BRAIN Initiative

2014 Fall Evening Program
The Pink and Blue in Gray Matter: Hormones, Gender, and the Developing Mind
[Event Photos]

2014 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize
Lucy Shapiro, Ph.D.

2014 Spring Lecture and Luncheon
Stem Cells and the Promise of Regenerative Medicine
[Event Photos]

2014 Winter Evening Program
Sun Exposure, Genetics and Melanoma: A Worldwide Health Challenge
Event Photos]

2013 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize
Huda Y. Zoghbi, M.D.

2013 Fall Breakfast Forum
Affairs of the Heart: Gender Differences in Heart Disease and Stroke
[Event Photos]

2013 Spring Lecture and Luncheon
Ancient Molecules and the Modern Brain: Understanding Our Social Nature

2013 Winter Evening Program
The Biology of Risk-Taking: How Age, Gender and Experience Affect Decisions and Behavior

2013 Beatrice Renfield Lecture
Research and Innovations in Nursing and Health Care

2012 Fall Evening Program
Illuminating Resilience: How Stress and Trauma Can Transform Us

2012 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize
Joan A. Steitz, Ph.D.

2012 Spring Lecture and Luncheon
When Good Genes Go Bad: Deciphering the Cancer Genome

2012 Spring Breakfast Forum
A Pattern for Life: How a Single Egg Cell Sets the Stage for Development

2011 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize
Brenda Milner, Ph.D.
Her Excellency Michelle Bachelet

2011 Fall Breakfast Forum
Stem Cells: What These Lifelong Companions Can Teach Us About Cancer, Aging and Regenerative Medicine

2011 Spring Lecture and Luncheon
Scent & Behavior: An Evocative Relationship
[Event Photos]

2011 Beatrice Renfield Lecture
Diabetes and Heart Disease: Mentoring the Next Generation of Nurse-Scientists
[Event Photos]

2011 Spring Breakfast Forum
Regarding the Resilient Genome: How Cells Block Cancer and Age Gracefully
[Event Photos]

2010 Fall Evening Program
Body Image, Nutrition, and Eating Disorders: Insights from Neuroscience and Psychiatry
[Event Photos]

2010 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize
Mary-Claire King, Ph.D. and Janet D. Rowley, M.D.
[Event Photos]

2010 Spring Lecture and Luncheon
The Latest Word on Heart Disease and Stroke: Research, Prevention, and Treatment

2010 Spring Breakfast Forum
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
Stopping Cancer in its Tracks: New Approaches to Preventing Metastasis

2009 Spring Lecture and Luncheon
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
Dr. Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Dr. Carol W. Greider, and Dr. Vicki Lundblad

2009 Spring Breakfast Forum
The Cancer Treatment Revolution

2008 Fall Breakfast Forum
Can Science Meet the Challenges of Alzheimer's Disease?

2008 Spring Lecture and Luncheon
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
At Long Last a Cervical Cancer Vaccine is Here: Are Other Vaccines on the Way?

2008 Winter Evening Program
The Future of Cities: How Climate Change, Population Trends and Urbanization Will Transform Our World

2007 Fall Evening Program
Aging and the Discovery of "Longevity Genes"

2007 Fall Breakfast Forum
When Good Nerves Go Bad: Stem Cell Treatment of Neurological Disease

2007 Spring Lecture and Luncheon
Women In Science: Pioneers, Progress and the Unfinished Agenda

2007 Spring Breakfast Forum
Fats, Sugar and Alcohol: A Delicate Balance in Body Weight Regulation

2007 Winter Evening Program
Translational Research—How the Drug Pipeline Works

2006 Fall Evening Program
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
Hormone Replacement Therapy Revisited: Four Years Later

2006 Spring Lecture and Luncheon
Simple Creatures, Complex Lives: Understanding the Genetic Basis of Behavior

2006 Spring Breakfast Forum
Prions, Mad Cow Disease and Shape-shifters of Memory

2006 Winter Evening Program
Outwitting Cancer: The Promise of New Vaccine Therapies

2005 Fall Evening Program
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
Scents and Sensibility

2005 Spring Lecture and Luncheon
Cancer Treatment and Prevention—Where Are We Headed?

2005 Spring Breakfast Forum
We Are What We Remember: Memory and the Biological Basis of Individuality

2005 Winter Evening Program
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
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Vaccines—and More

2004 Spring Lecture and Luncheon
Women's Health and Development: A Global Perspective

2004 Spring Breakfast Forum
The Promise of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

2003 Fall Breakfast Forum
A Conversation about the Biology of Stress and Addiction

2003 Spring Lecture and Luncheon
Is Beauty Skin Deep? The Fascinating Biology of the Skin

2003 Spring Breakfast Forum
Weight Loss, Weight Gain: Genetics and the Body-Brain Connection

2002 Fall Breakfast Forum
The Estrogen Question: Science Seeks an Answer

2002 Spring Lecture and Luncheon
How Children Learn: Language, Hearing & the Brain

2002 Spring Breakfast Forum
All's Well that Ends Well: What Chomosome Tips Can Tell Us about Cancer and Aging

2001 Fall Breakfast Forum
New Vaccine Strategies: Priming the Immune System to Battle Cancer and Infection

2001 Spring Lecture and Luncheon
Biology Enters the Information Age: Combating Illness with Personalized Medicine

2001 Spring Breakfast Forum
Biotechnology in the Post-genomic Era

2000 Fall Breakfast Forum
The Estrogen Question: Aging, Alzheimer's, Heart Disease, Menopause and Nutrition

2000 Spring Lecture and Luncheon
Dynamic Architecture: Recent Thoughts on the Brain's Growth and Repair

2000 Spring Breakfast Forum
Vulnerabilities of the Female Immune System: Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis and other Autoimmune Disorders

1999 Fall Breakfast Forum
Putting the Breaks on Cancer: The p53 Tumor Suppressor Gene

1999 Spring Lecture and Luncheon
The Problem with Immortality: Chromosomes, Cancer & Aging

1999 Spring Breakfast Forum
The Other Biological Clock: How the Body's Daily Rhythms Affect Life and Death

1998 Fall Breakfast Forum
Heart Disease: Women's Leading Health Threat

1998 Spring
Estrogen & the Brain: New Insights into Women's Health

All events are complimentary, but an RSVP is required.

To register please click here,
call (212) 327-7728,
or email martina@rockefeller.edu

The Rockefeller University's Women & Science initiative hosts numerous events throughout the academic year. We welcome you to read about past events, enjoy our photo galleries, and learn about upcoming programs.


Thursday, May 11, 2017
12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.

20th Annual Spring Lecture and Luncheon
Global Health is Local Health: Eradicating Threats From A to Zika

Speaker: Leslie B. Vosshall, Ph.D.
Robin Chemers Neustein Professor
Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior
The Rockefeller University

Honorary Chairman

David Rockefeller

Founding Chairmen

Lydia A. Forbes
Isabel P. Furlaud
Nancy M. Kissinger
Sydney R. Shuman

2017 W&S Chairmen

Judith Roth Berkowitz
Debra Black
Rebecca A. John
Denise Kellen
Samantha Boardman Rosen, M.D.
Patricia P. Rosenwald
Lulu C. Wang

2017 W&S Committee

full committee listing

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