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Honorary Doctor of Science Degrees Awarded to Regeneron Founders at Gala

September 23, 2019
From left: Alan Kadish, M.D., Leonard S. Schleifer, M.D., Ph.D., Ira D. Glick, M.D. \'61, Jean Marie Malecki, M.D. \'79, M.P.H., FACPM, Robert A. Barish, M.D. \'79, M.B.A., Anton Bennett, Ph.D. ’93, and Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A.
From left: Alan Kadish, M.D., Leonard S. Schleifer, M.D., Ph.D., Ira D. Glick, M.D. '61, Jean Marie Malecki, M.D. '79, M.P.H., FACPM, Robert A. Barish, M.D. '79, M.B.A., Anton Bennett, Ph.D. ’93, and Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A.

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.

Leonard S. Schleifer, M.D., Ph.D., and George D. Yancopoulos, M.D., Ph.D.
From left: Leonard S. Schleifer, M.D., Ph.D., and George D. Yancopoulos, M.D., Ph.D.

NYMC Founder's Dinner 2019