NYMC Celebrates Founders, Raises Funds for Student Scholarship
Honorary Doctor of Science Degrees Awarded to Regeneron Founders at Gala
New York Medical College (NYMC) hosted its Founder’s Dinner at the Surf Club on The Sound in New Rochelle, New York, on the evening of September 18. More than 325 College supporters gathered for a festive evening to celebrate NYMC’s proud history and promising future, honor distinguished community leaders and alumni for their impactful achievements and raised $400,000 for student scholarship and other important initiatives.
This year’s gala honored: Robert A. Barish, M.D. '79, M.B.A., with the William Cullen Bryant Award; Jean Marie Malecki, M.D. '79, M.P.H., FACPM, with the Alfred B. DelBello Distinguished Service Award; and Ira D. Glick, M.D. '61, with the Jackson E. Spears Award. The inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award was presented to Anton Bennett, Ph.D. ’93, who was selected for the honor by fellow alumni in the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences.
A highlight of the evening was the presentation of honorary Doctor of Science degrees to Regeneron co-founders Leonard S. Schleifer, M.D., Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, and George D. Yancopoulos, M.D., Ph.D., president and chief scientific officer, who delivered the commencement address to NYMC’s 160th graduating class in May 2019. NYMC and Regeneron, a leading science and technology company, have been collaborative partners since the company’s founding in 1988. The synergy has resulted in NYMC students and faculty gaining invaluable access and exposure to efforts in human genetics, animal model development and drug discovery and development at Regeneron while providing Regeneron access to NYMC resources including some of the brightest minds in academic biomedical sciences.
From left: Leonard S. Schleifer, M.D., Ph.D., and George D. Yancopoulos, M.D., Ph.D.