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Bonnie Hunt, Melina Kanakaredes and Dr. Ruth Westheimer Lend Their Support to Children's Brain Tumor Foundation Benefit
Date:5/13/2009

rom the Graduate Faculty of the New School of Social Research and Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in the Interdisciplinary Study of the Family from Columbia University Teacher's College.

Her work for Planned Parenthood led her to study human sexuality under Dr. Helen Singer Kaplan at New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center, where she became an Adjunct Associate Professor. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at N.Y.U., and a fellow of both Calhoun College at Yale and Butler College at Princeton as well as a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. She is currently teaching at both Yale and Princeton. She also serves as the Honorary President of the Council on Sexuality and Aging at the National Sexuality Resource Center. She has a private practice in New York and lectures worldwide. She is the author of 35 books, the executive producer of four documentaries and has her own web page (www.drruth.com.)

This year's Dream & Promise Award Honoree was Sol J. Barer, Ph.D. He has been Chief Executive Officer of Celgene Corporation since May 1, 2006 and Chairman since January 1, 2007. He has served in a number of leadership roles since the company's founding. During his tenure, the company has grown from a small biotechnology group that was spun out from Celanese Corporation to the world's third largest biotechnology company with a market capitalization of over $20 billion and operations in more than 65 countries.

In addition to his work with Celgene Corporation, Dr. Barer serves on the Board of Trustees of Rutgers University and BioNJ, on the Board of Directors of PhRMA and Amicus Therapeutics, and on the Board of the Brooklyn College Foundation. He has previously served as a Commissioner of the NJ Commission on Science and Technology.

Dr. Barer received a Ph.D. from
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