Spirit of Achievement Luncheon

Einstein's Spirit Luncheon Benefits Comprehensive Health Care for Women

May 16, 2017—(BRONX, NY)—Today, Einstein’s Women’s Division hosted its 63rd annual Spirit of Achievement Luncheon at the Rainbow Room in Manhattan. The annual philanthropic event will support comprehensive health care for women through research, discovery and teaching as well as providing specialty care for all women in the diverse communities served by Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Montefiore Health System.

The honorees included American television chef, author and humanitarian Sandra Lee, former Einstein-Montefiore faculty member Luz Towns-Miranda, Ph.D., and Alyson Moadel-Robblee, Ph.D., professor of clinical epidemiology & population health at Einstein and director of the Psychosocial Oncology Program at the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care (MECCC).

Dr. Moadel-Robblee, who was the subject of a video profile shown at the event, is also the founding director of the Bronx Oncology Living Daily (BOLD) Program and co-director of the Integrative Oncology Program at MECCC. As a health psychologist, Dr. Moadel applies a career in research, teaching and counseling to her interest in the psychological, social and cultural factors associated with coping with cancer.

Jill Martin, a contributor to NBC’s Today and a past Spirit honoree, served as the event’s emcee. Women’s Division co-presidents Terri Goldberg and Trudy Schlachter spearheaded the event with their luncheon co-chairs Carol Roaman and Andrea Stark.

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Roger Einiger, Chair of Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Board of Trustees, and Spirit of Achievement honoree Dr. Alyson Moadel-Robblee Dr. Judy Aschner, Chair of Pediatrics at Einstein and Montefiore; Roger Einiger, Chair of Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Board of Trustees; and Spirit of Achievement honoree Dr. Alyson Moadel-Robblee Spirit of Achievement honorees Dr. Alyson Moadel-Robblee, Dr. Luz Towns-Miranda and Sandra Lee Dr. Allen M. Spiegel, the Marilyn M. Katz Dean, Einstein; Spirit of Achievement honorees Dr. Alyson Moadel-Robblee and Sandra Lee; Dr. Steven M. Safyer, President and CEO, Montefiore; and Dr. Philip O. Ozuah, Chief Operating Officer, Montefiore.

Andrea Stark, Christina Baker Carole Olshan, Trudy Schlachter, Iris Brookman Helen Bell Radin Dr. Sharmila Makhija, Chair of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health at Einstein and Montefiore and 2016 Spirit of Achievement honoree; Yves Dharamraj

BOLD Buddy Bernice Ramsey Dr. Ruth Gottesman, Professor Emerita of Pediatrics and former Chair of the Board of Overseers at Einstein and previous Sarnoff Awardee;  Dr. Judy Ashner, Professor and Chair of Pediatrics at Einstein and Montefiore and previous Spirit of Achievement honoree Terri Goldberg, Trudy Schlachter, Carol Roaman, Andrea Stark WD Member Carole Olshan, Past present Carol Roaman, Current Co-President Trudy Schlachter

Stacy London, Dr. Luz Towns-Miranda Podi Palin, Jane Pontarelli, Nicole DiCocco Luz Miranda-Crespo; Dr. Luz Towns-Miranda, Spirit of Achievement honoree; Luis Miranda Stacy London, Liliana Vazquez (presented Spirit Award to Dr. Towns-Miranda), Jill Martin, mistress of ceremonies.