|The Junior Council kicked off its 2015–2016 season on Thursday, October 15, with a private screening of Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean 3D in the Museum's LeFrak Theater.
Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean pioneer Jacques Cousteau, and marine biologist Holly Lohuis take viewers on a breathtaking journey examining some of the oceans' tiniest creatures, from echinoderms to fishes to shrimp. Cousteau invites the audience to dive into a whole new world that will leave them in awe of the beauty and diversity of the oceans, hopefully inspiring a strong desire to protect what they have seen.
|The screening was followed by a cocktail reception in the Hall of Biodiversity.
Proceeds help support the Museum's educational and scientific programming.
Co-chairs included W. Jameson McFadden, Holly and Martin Okner, Lori and Zachary Pomerantz, and Gaelin Rosenwaks.
|As a kickoff to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Dubin Breast Center of The Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai Health System held its fourth annual Fact vs. Fiction Luncheon and Symposium at 320 Park. The event was presented by the Marisa Acocella Marchetto Foundation through a grant from Bloomingdale's.
At the luncheon, which was attended by more than 100 people, guests started with fresh juices and smoothies and then dined on red snapper with avocado, citrus, quinoa, pomegranate and chiles that were all locally grown, organic and seasonal foods catered by Great Performances. The flowers were donated to the Dubin Breast Center following the lunch by Botanica, Inc.
|The program was moderated by Perri Peltz, host of "Doctor Radio Reports," a one hour, weekly program about public health issues for the Sirius XM network. The panel included Mount Sinai leaders in Breast Cancer: Elisa Port, MD, FACS in Breast Surgery; Hanna Irie, MD in Breast Cancer Clinical Research; Emily Sonnenblick, MD in Breast Imaging; Michael Brodman, MD in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science; and Joel Dudley, PhD in Precision Medicine.
The guests were able to ask the noted physicians about anything related to breast cancer.
|The Dubin Breast Center of The Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai Health System, the most comprehensive and largest health system in New York State, has logged more than 75,000 patient visits since its doors opened in 2011. It is one of the few clinics in New York to offer innovative new technologies such as 3-D mammography, which provides earlier and more accurate diagnosis of breast cancer, and leading edge procedures such as seed localization, which allows surgeons to target and remove breast tumors more precisely. In addition, the Dubin Breast Center's 15,000-square-foot facility houses a full range of integrative and wellness services, cancer screening and biopsies, cancer treatment (surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation), patient and family support services, education, genetic counseling and testing, onco-fertility services, access to clinical trials, and survivorship support. The Center represents a bold vision for breast cancer treatment and research, focusing on the holistic health and well-being of individuals with or at risk for cancer. Patients receive highly personalized, multidisciplinary care in a calming, private, and supportive setting.|
|The United Hospital Fund paid tribute to Howard P. Milstein, Arnold P. Gold, MD, and Stephen Berger at its annual gala, held earlier this month at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The awards were presented to acknowledge their invaluable contributions aimed at improving health care in New York.
Drawing a crowd of more than 550 health care, business, and community leaders, the event marks the opening of the Fund's 137th fund-raising campaign for its work to shape positive change in health care in New York.
Howard Milstein, chairman of New York Private Bank & Trust and chairman of Milstein Properties, received the Health Care Leadership Award.
|The Health Care Leadership Award was established by the United Hospital Fund in 1998 to recognize strong and sustained leadership aimed at improving health care in New York City. Previous recipients of the award include Michael A. Stocker, MD, Peter May, Frank A. Bennack, Jr., Kenneth Raske, James and Merryl Tisch, Anthony Watson, Martin D. Payson, John K. Castle, Mathilde Krim, PhD, Sanford I. Weill, and Maurice R. Greenberg.
Arnold P. Gold, MD, founder of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, received the Distinguished Community Service Award for launching what is now an international movement that is changing the culture of medical education and practice, and making a profound impact on thousands of health care professionals and the patients and families for whom they provide care.
|Established by the Fund in 1987, the Distinguished Community Service Award recognizes volunteer leadership that significantly improves health care in New York City. For a tenth year, the Distinguished Community Service Award has been generously supported by TIAA-CREF, the leading provider of retirement services in the medical, academic, research, and cultural fields. Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., president and CEO of TIAA-CREF, presented the United Hospital Fund award to Dr. Gold.
Stephen Berger, Chairman of Odyssey Investment Partners, was recognized with a Special Tribute for his impassioned, intelligent public service aimed at advancing the goal of better health care access for all.
|The benefit chairman was J. Barclay Collins II, chairman of the Fund's board of directors.
"The individuals we are honoring tonight stand out for their leadership qualities," said Jim Tallon, president of the United Hospital Fund. "Whether that means guiding health care organizations to address 21st century needs, promoting humanistic values to ensure that science and compassion go hand in hand, or pointing to the tough path that health care needs to take, these leaders have different approaches. But they share a vision that health care can work better for all New Yorkers. And New Yorkers are in a better place because of their efforts."
The United Hospital Fund is a health services research and philanthropic organization whose primary mission is to shape positive change in health care for the people of New York. For more information, visit www.uhfnyc.org.
|Catching up. The National Arts Club held a reception for artist/impresario Robert Wilson for a new exhibit entitled "Black & White." The monochromatic pieces span over two dcades of Wilson's work from 1989 to 2013. It will be on display through this week, closing October 24th. At 15 Gramercy Park South.|
|Photographs by R. Mickens (AMNH); Longview Photography (Dubin); Patrick McMullan (Robert Wilson)|