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Elizabeth Bennett, Carrie Hamerslag, Greg Rogers and Salk graduate student presenter Bari Braunstein-Ballew were among the many who attended the NY salkexcellerators event.

More than 60 guests attended the NY salkexcellerators dinner, which was held November 9 at the law offices of Covington and Burling. In addition to Lundblad, the program featured remarks by John Codey, trustee of the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, and a member of the Salk Institute International Council, who has facilitated several generous grants to the Salk Institute. A special feature of the evening was a wine tasting hosted by Alexandra Elman of Alex Elman Wines LLC. Elman, who recently became involved with the New York salkexcellerators, has a personal interest in advancing basic biological research: in her late 20s, due to complications from diabetes, Elman lost her vision. Underwriters for the evening were Kurt and Margaret Cellar and Sylvester and Gillian Miniter.

The following day, some 70 friends of the Institute attended the "Salk in the City ...New York" luncheon which was held at The Modern restaurant, located in the Museum of Modern Art. Salk trustee Linda Chester and her husband, Kenneth R ind, underwrote the event. In addition to Lundblad's presentation, the occasion paid tribute to longtime Salk International Council member C. A. "Joe" Kalman, who passed away in 2010.

Impacting human health through scientific discovery depends on the vision and generosity of philanthropists. For more information about future Salk events in New York City, please contact Betsy Reis at 858-452-8051 or