Singer-songwriter Mr. Entertainment, Usher headlined Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research 14th annual summer concert, raising more than $3.4 million to support medical innovations.
“We are grateful to our benefactors and philanthropists – their support enables us to achieve our not-for-profit mission to produce knowledge to cure disease,” said Kevin J. Tracey, MD, president and CEO of the Feinstein Institutes.
Over the last 14 years, the Feinstein Concert has raised more than $25 million to drive research innovation and growth. This event helps Northwell continue to pioneer solutions and unearth new discoveries that are impacting the trajectory of medicine around the world.
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At this year’s event at Old Westbury Gardens, Kristina Deligiannidis, MD, a reproductive psychiatrist, and Theodoros Zanos, PhD, a neural engineer, spoke about the need to rapidly surface clinical answers and develop innovative treatments to improve health care and save lives. Dr. Deligiannidis mentioned her innovative and improved approaches to treating depression, particularly postpartum depression, and Dr. Zanos discussed pursuing the field of bioelectronic medicine to develop customized, drug-free treatment for people suffering from a wide range of autoimmune diseases.
“As Northwell continues to grow, philanthropy is even more important to fulfilling our mission of improving the health and the lives of the people in our communities who rely on us,” said Michael Epstein, chairman of Northwell’s Board of Trustees. “Through the continued generosity of our organization’s supporters, staff and leadership, we are positioned to propel our philanthropic energy behind research to new heights. I’m excited to help lead that charge.”
Upscale décor and catering for the Feinstein Institutes Summer Concert was provided by Lawrence Scott Events.
Lawrence Scott Gottesman brings unparalleled creativity and imagination to his signature special events. A native New Yorker, Larry started his career in catering before opening one of Long Island’s most successful restaurants, Larry and The Redhead. In 1989, he established Lawrence Scott Events and instantly gained a reputation for his exceptional, one-of-a-kind celebrations. “From the ridiculous to the sublime”, A Larry Party™ brings families and friends together for life’s most memorable moments and milestones. While known for his non-stop innovation and ahead-of-the-trends approach, Larry is equally known for his philanthropic efforts. Larry’s commitment to the community has spanned decades of support for charitable causes including Global Lyme Alliance, The Feinstein Institute and Southampton Hospital, to name a few. Larry’s reputation is that of a generous and charismatic man who considers his employees “family” and treats his clients with adoration and respect. They return to him time and again to celebrate all of life’s important occasions knowing their party will be like no other — and one that they… “will NEVER, EVER forget!”
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, about 750 outpatient facilities and more than 13,600 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 69,000 employees – 16,000-plus nurses and 4,000 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We’re training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies.
The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research is the research arm of Northwell Health, the largest health care provider and private employer in New York. Home to 50 research labs, 2,500 clinical research studies and 4,000 researchers and staff, the Feinstein Institutes is raising the standard of medical innovation through its five institutes of behavioral science, bioelectronic medicine, cancer, health innovations and outcomes, and molecular medicine. We’re making breakthroughs in genetics, oncology, brain research, mental health, autoimmunity, and bioelectronic medicine – a new field of science that has the potential to revolutionize medicine.
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Photo credit: 1) Usher. 2) Iris Katz and Larry Scott. 3) Susan and Leonard Feinstein, Carolina and Curtis Martin. 4) Thomas Owens and Susan Karches. 5) Donald and Barbara Zucker, and Scott Rechler. 6) Robin Ross, Edward Miller, Jack Ross. 7) Erika and Peter Marsh. 8) Site.