Institut Curie Celebrates First Anniversary of Campaign Launch with Intimate Dinner

Institut Curie Celebrates First Anniversary of Campaign Launch with Intimate Dinner

On November 17, 2022, Institut Curie hosted an intimate dinner at the Consulate General of France in New York, under the patronage of Consul General Jérémie Robert.

The dinner was a special occasion to thank Institut Curie’s American friends for their support, and celebrate one year since the launch of the Marie Curie Legacy Initiative, the campaign to build the Chemical Biology of Cancer Research Center at Institut Curie’s campus in the heart of Paris.

Consul General Jérémie Robert opened the evening with welcome remarks, followed by Prof. Steven Le Gouill, Director of Institut Curie’s Hospital Group, who shared an overview of Institut Curie. Renee Wegrzyn, Director of Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), shared her thoughts about the importance of funding scientific research.

In the second half of the evening’s program, Paula Zahn, nine-time Emmy award-winning journalist, moderated a fascinating panel that featured Rear Admiral Susan Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.A. (ret.), Dr. Raphaël Rodriguez and Dr. Fatima Mechta-Grigoriou, Co-leaders of the Chemical Biology of Cancer Research Center, as speakers

The panel explored the breakthrough potential of chemical biology in the fight against cancer and delved into the work Dr. Rodriguez and Dr. Mechta-Grigoriou do to fight cancer metastasis and resistance to treatment to discover potential pathways to cures. Their work, and the work of their colleagues and future international research teams, will be amplified through the creation of the new Chemical Biology of Cancer Research Center.

Prof. Thierry Philip, Chairman of Institut Curie’s Executive Board, closed the evening’s program thanking attendees for their presence and their support. He also shared the news the Institut Curie will hold a gala dinner in New York in Fall 2023. Stay tuned for more details to come!