|New York City’s Hospital for Special Surgery’s Benefit Committee hosted a gala dinner to benefit medical education. More than 375 people attended the event and more than $400,000 was raised for medical education. It was a magical evening with guests enjoying the entertainment by cabaret star KT Sullivan at the Rainbow Room.
“Ongoing medical education is essential to remain at the forefront of innovative procedures,” said Cynthia D. Sculco, chairperson of the Benefit Committee and wife of Thomas P. Sculco, M.D., surgeon-in-chief at Hospital for Special Surgery.
|“The hospital’s top notch medical education program benefits patients and physicians throughout the world and underscores our leadership in the areas of orthopedics, rheumatology, anesthesiology, musculoskeletal radiology, rehabilitation and sports medicine. Support raised through this event helps grow HSS’s award-winning medical education program.”
A key component to HSS’s education and training is the HSS Journal, a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year that features articles by the hospital’s faculty and alumni. In each edition, the journal presents innovative research, clinical pathways and the latest in techniques to educate physicians and surgeons and to further the hospital's broad-based education mission.
|Two weeks ago, the Glaucoma Foundation (TGF) presented its first Award for Excellence and Innovation in Glaucoma to Dr. Robert Ritch, founder of TGF and its Medical Director at the Pierre. Dr. Gregory K. Harmon, Chairman of TGF, presented the award to Dr. Ritch. In addition to the Ritch award, New York’s Governor David Paterson was the recipient of the 2008 Kitty Carlisle Hart Award of Merit for Lifetime Achievement.|
|The Cinema Society and Details magazine hosted a screening of Milk, the Gus Van Sant directed film that was just named the Best Picture by the New York Film Critics’ Circle. This is a film that everybody who’s seen it is talking about. Sean Penn, the picture’s star, gives a performance of a lifetime playing Harvey Milk, the first openly gay US politician in San Francisco in the 1970s. Oscars, Golden Globes, a lot of people think he should take them all, his performance is so all-consuming.
The star was there; and his co-stars Josh Brolin, James Franco, Emile Hirsch and Joseph Cross were all on hand too, for what many agreed was the most dazzling premiere party New York has seen in ages. Even Sean Penn and his co-stars were having a good time, still going strong, drinking Moet and Belvedere cocktails at close to 2 am as the party just couldn’t wind down.
Among the notables paying homage to the Director and his Star were Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber, Natalie Portman, Lauren Bacall, Frances McDormand and Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Willem Dafoe, Patricia Clarkson, Ang Lee, Juliette Lewis, Jon Voight, Stanley Tucci, Jeff Goldblum, James Gandolfini, Mickey Rourke, Adrian Grenier, Parker Posey, Rosie Perez, Steve Buscemi, Alan Rickman, Peter Dinklage, Mark Consuelos, Helena Christensen, Eva Amurri, Michel Gondry, Dean Winters, Heather Matarazzo, Rainn Wilson (“The Office”), Jenna Fischer (“The Office”), Dick Cavett, Charlie Rose, Roger Waters, Marisa Berenson, Rose Byrne (“Damages”), Sarah Wynter, John Cameron Mitchell, Julian Schnabel, Tony Bennett, Lee Radziwill, Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20) ...
|And that's not all ... Moby, Rufus Wainwright, Ricki Lake, Judith Light, Chace Crawford (“Gossip Girl”), Sebastian Stan (“Gossip Girl”), Taylor Momsen (“Gossip Girl”), Robert Buckley (“Lipstick Jungle”), Paul Blackthorne (“Lipstick Jungle”), Jill Hennessy, Alexie Gilmore, David Blaine, Jeff Koons, Ed Koch, Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti, Marc Jacobs, Barry Diller and Diane Von Furstenberg, Ross Bleckner, Steven Klein, Daphne Guinness, Carson Kressley, Hamish Bowles, Ryan Lochte (US Olympic swim team), Daniel Benedict, Rachel Roy, Debbie Bancroft, Bettina Zilkha, Narciso Rodriguez, Andrew Jarecki, Mark Vanderloo, Focus Features’ James Schamus, Andrew Karpen, John Lyons and Adriene Bowles, Details Editor in Chief Dan Peres, Dustin Lance Black (screenwriter), producers Michael London, Bruna Papandrea, Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinks, co-stars Alison Pill, Boyd Holbrook, and Brandon Boyce, along with the Milk family.|
|The James A. Baker Institute for Public Policy celebrated its 15-year anniversary with keynote speaker Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Both Secretary James A. Baker, III and Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian, Founding Director, gave welcoming and introductory remarks which celebrated the early success of the institute.
The evening, themed “Forward Thinking in a Changing World,” was co-chaired by Pat Breen and Jeanie Kilroy. The gala was underwritten by Ambassador Hushang Ansary and Shahla Ansary as well as supported by Donald Kendall, Nancy and Rich Kinder, John and Anne Marion, S. Daniel Abraham, Dr. Nasser Al-Rashid, William and Connie Doré, and Wallace and Isabel Wilson.
Since its inception in 1993, the Baker Institute has established itself as one of the leading nonpartisan public policy think tanks in the country.
To learn more about the Baker Institute, please visit: www.bakerinstitute.org.
|Photographs by PhotoBureau Inc. (Glaucoma); ©Patrick McMullan.com (Milk); George Wong (Baker).|