CSHL mourns passing of Honorary Trustee and cancer advocate Evelyn H. Lauder

lauder_bioCold Spring Harbor, N.Y. -- The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Board of Trustees, faculty and administration mourn the passing of Evelyn H. Lauder. Mrs. Lauder graced CSHL as an Honorary Member of the Board of Trustees and she championed breast cancer research at the Laboratory and around the world through her leadership of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

In the words of CSHL Professor Michael Wigler whose cancer research is supported by BCRF, “She exemplified the best in human nature, grace and passion, intelligence and commitment, compassion and effectiveness, humor and seriousness of purpose.” For these qualities and her incomparable achievements in raising awareness about genetic disease, CSHL proudly awarded Mrs. Lauder the 2010 Double Helix Medal

To her husband Leonard, family and many friends, we express our deepest sympathies.

Bruce Stillman, President

Jamie C. Nicholls, Board Chairman

James D. Watson, Chancellor Emeritus

W. Dillaway Ayres, Chief Operating Officer

Please follow this link to the 2010 Double Helix Medals video about Evelyn H. Lauder and her support of breast cancer research at CSHL and elsewhere.

About Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Founded in 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has shaped contemporary biomedical research and education with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. CSHL is ranked number one in the world by Thomson Reuters for impact of its research in molecular biology and genetics. The Laboratory has been home to eight Nobel Prize winners. Today, CSHL's multidisciplinary scientific community is more than 350 scientists strong and its Meetings & Courses program hosts more than 11,000 scientists from around the world each year. Tens of thousands more benefit from the research, reviews, and ideas published in journals and books distributed internationally by CSHL Press. The Laboratory's education arm also includes a graduate school and programs for undergraduates as well as middle and high school students and teachers. CSHL is a private, not-for-profit institution on the north shore of Long Island. For more information, visit www.cshl.edu.