4th Annual Gala Dinner
Oct 24, 2007
Some of the finest minds in brain research gathered at the Tides Estate in New Jersey on Oct. 24 to celebrate advances in neuroscience and raise money for the Irene and Eric Simon Brain Research Foundation. The foundation supports the development of some of the brightest young students in the field by providing summer fellowships, so it was appropriate that three were present to share about their exciting summer research experience: Justin Little and mentor Dr. Luke Johnson (NYU), Emiliya Mezhericher and faculty sponsor/mentor Dr. Jorge Ghiso (NYU) and Noam Rudnick with faculty sponsor/mentor Dr. Steven Siegel (U of P). Marsha E. Bates, Ph.D. research professor of psychology at Rutgers U and associate professor of psychiatry at UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, was recognized for inspiring interest in neuroscience. Our guest speaker Theresa A. Branchek, PHD, CEO of Lundbeck Research USA was interesting, inspiring and extremely supportive of the Foundationís work and programs. Lundbeck Research, USA, our corporate sponsor sent 10 people to the dinner as well as sponsored a teacher. Dr. Keneth Bonnet sponsored 2 teachers in addition to his dinner. Dr. Yeckel & Dr. Numan, also recognized as teachers encouraging interest in Neuroscience, were unfortunately unable to attend. We thank Kent Hagedorn for donating his photography services and Tran Whitley his music and everyone who donated or participated. Please click here to view our Gala photos and quotes.
Golf Outing 2007
May 14, 2007
Our third annual golf outing was held on
May 14th at beautiful Lake Mohawk Golf Club. The weather was superb! It was lots of fun with delicious food, great silent & live auction items, raffles & prizes. Many enjoyed relaxing chair massage from Jill R. Green Massage & Stroke Away Stress. Ted Jung went on to win the putting contest, after sinking the long putt in the first round! Golfers had a choice whether to play scramble or keep their own score. There were lots of prizes for both. Jay Wulff & Art Eddy from Clear Channel 103.7 joined us for golf, as well as did a great job & were a lot of fun as our auctioneers. We heard a few words from the Foundationís inspiration, Dr. Eric Simon, from one of our Board Members & enthusiastic supporters, Dr. Kenneth Bonnet & from a local parent, Gail Morris, who joined us with her son Alex. Gail shared their personal story & why this research we want to support is so important!!!
Thank you to everyone who participated or helped in any way!!!!!
A special thank you to our corporate sponsors: Lundbeck Research, USA, Inc., US Army,
Liberty Mutual, & Centre Cleaners.
Thanks to our t-shirt sponsors: First Hope Bank and Tellurian Networks.
**See our sponsorship page on the site or the event program for all additional sponsors & our volunteers.
We encourage you to support our sponsors, we need their continued support.
*****Be sure to mention the IES Brain Research Foundation (or the event) when you go to our sponsorsí businesses or use gift certificates from prizes or auction.
Information on the next outing will be on the website, as well as emailed, faxed (or mailed, if you prefer).