The gift, made by the Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust, will endow the Pels Family Center for Biochemistry and Structural Biology. Established in 1998 by Mr. Pels, who was a longtime Rockefeller Trustee, the center helps the university’s chemical and structural biologists share information, ideas, and resources.
This year’s Celebrating Science benefit, sponsored by Rockefeller’s Parents & Science initiative, raised a record $2.8 million for the university. The event, which drew 400 guests to campus for a scientific lecture and dinner, honored Board Chair Russ Carson and his family for their commitment to Rockefeller and their philanthropic leadership throughout New York City.
The Rockefeller University Child and Family Center has grown by forty percent, doubling the number of infant spots available in the program and adding new seats for toddlers and preschoolers. The CFC’s new space on the second floor of the Graduate Student Residence features loft areas for play and integrated nap rooms.
For over 20 years, Rockefeller has recruited recent college graduates to join the university’s labs as research assistants. These aspiring scientists work alongside postdocs, grad students, and heads of labs, gaining invaluable experience before pursuing advanced degrees and rewarding careers.
The five-year “CTSA” grant will enable clinical work based at The Rockefeller University Hospital. The Clinical and Translational Science Award, given by the NIH, is designed to improve the translational research process and foster innovation in research methods, training, and career development.
HR has expanded the wellness lecture series, introduced free exercise classes at the fitness center, and welcomed nurse practitioner Ashley Foo, psychiatrist Daniel Knoepflmacher, and nutritionist Kim Ross.
Dr. Bargmann will oversee a multi-billion dollar effort over the coming years to develop and implement a strategy to unlock understanding of the human body down to the cellular level. She will also continue as a tenured professor conducting research at Rockefeller.
On a recent Saturday, the Rockefeller campus was transformed into a vast science exhibit with more than 35 interactive stations. Each year, this popular event draws families from across New York City to experience the authentic process of science.
Modeled on New York City’s 311, NotifyRU acts as a central portal for a myriad of lower-level issues that arise on campus.
Rockefeller has the highest percentage of frequently cited scientific publications among 842 leading universities worldwide, according to a survey created by the Center for Science and Technology Studies of Leiden University. The ranking is based on publications indexed in a Thomson Reuters database between 2011 and 2014.