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Just the Olfacts, Ma’am: The Rockefeller University’s Women’s Lunch

Monday, May 15, 2017
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Last Thursday, The Rockefeller University held its annual Women & Science Spring Lecture and Luncheon. Hosted by Dr. Richard P. Lifton, the event is a key part of the university’s fundraising effort for women’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs and research into women’s health. This year’s luncheon featured a lecture from Dr. Leslie Vosshall, famous for her research into olfaction—the science of smell. Dr. Vosshall told the women in attendance. about her research to fight Zika and other deadly diseases.


Guests included Samantha Boardman Rosen, Colby Jordan, Fe Fendi, Renee Rockefeller, Sydney Shuman, Nancy Kissinger, Betsy Pitts, Lise Evans, Janice Becker, Leslie Stevens, Paula Sutter, Noreen Buckfire, Peggy Siegal, Marigay McKee, Eliza Bolen, Yue Sai Kan, Tina Bhojwani, Gigi Mortimer and Danielle Ganek.




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