Einstein Professional & Leadership Division Launches New Fundraising Initiative

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Top of page, from left, Mitchel Maidman, division chair; Andrew M. Weinberg, executive board member; Greg Gonzalez, vice chair, with Jeffrey E. Bartfeld, vice president of HSBC Bank USA. HSBC New York generously donated the use of its conference room for the fall event.
Above, Simon D. Spivack, M.D., M.P.H., with executive board member Michael Stoler.

Last November, Mitchel Maidman, division chair; and Raymond S. Cohen, Adam Gottbetter, Jack M. Somer, Peter Zinman, executive board members of Einstein’s Professional & Leadership Division (formerly known as the Men’s Division), visited Einstein. Their goal: to learn about the Center for Experimental Therapeutics.

The center is the focus of the division’s new fundraising initiative. It will place Einstein in the vanguard of medical institutions helping to ensure that biomedical research continues yielding innovative drug therapies.

The group proceeded to the Michael F. Price Center for Genetic and Translational Medicine/Harold and Muriel Block Research Pavilion. There Dean Spiegel briefed them on several topics: the trend toward technology-driven research, shared core facilities at Einstein and the role of computational biology in advancing research.

Three faculty members then led tours of their laboratories: Craig A. Branch, Ph.D., director of Einstein’s Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Center; Sophie Molholm, Ph.D., associate director of research at the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center; and Ronald D. Seidel, Ph.D., associate director of the Albert Einstein Protein Production Facility. They described research they are conducting and its potential applications to patient care.

Earlier in the month, the division hosted a fall membership recruitment event. Simon D. Spivack, M.D., M.P.H., spoke about his lung cancer research. Dr. Spivack is professor of medicine, of epidemiology & population health and of genetics and chief, division of pulmonary medicine at Einstein.

The program also featured a panel of industry leaders discussing New York City real estate trends. Executive board member Michael Stoler recruited the panelists and moderated. Mitchel Maidman and Greg Gonzalez, division vice chair, sponsored the event. Mr. Stoler and executive board members Peter Bernstein, Marlon Bustos, Henry Cercone, and Andrew M. Weinberg served on the event committee.

Renaming the Men’s Division

The Men’s Division executive board recently voted to change the group’s name to the Professional & Leadership Division of Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

The name change represents a new phase in the division’s long and distinguished history. It recognizes the variety of professionals and business associates who participate in division programs and events. It is intended to encourage their continued interest in helping advance the division’s philanthropic efforts on behalf of Einstein and its mission to improve human health.