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22nd Annual Women’s Partnership for Science Breaks Records

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Pictured from left to right: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory President and CEO Dr. Bruce Stillman, CSHL Featured Speaker Dr. Leemor Joshua-Tor, CSHL Board of Trustees Chair Dr. Marilyn Simons, Honoree Cynthia Stebbins

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On the first Sunday of October, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) held its 22nd Annual Women’s Partnership for Science lecture and luncheon at the Banbury Conference Center in Lloyd Harbor. With over 300 attendees, the event raised a record-breaking $385,000 to support women scientists’ research at CSHL. The featured speaker was CSHL’s Leemor Joshua-Tor and the event honored Cynthia Stebbins.

Honoree Cynthia Stebbins, a longtime benefactor of CSHL, served as a Director of the CSHL Association from 1986-2002 and is currently serving as an Honorary Association Director. Cynthia is also a longtime member of both CSHL’s President’s Council and Helix Society. Cynthia, a champion of the CSHL Fellows program and tireless advocate for scientific research, lives in Muttontown, Long Island, and Santa Barbara, California. At the luncheon, Bruce Stillman thanked her for her valiant efforts to raise funds and awareness for CSHL.

Founded in 2002, the annual event raises funds each year to help support women students, postdocs, and scientists performing cutting-edge research at CSHL with more than four million dollars raised to date.