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What We Do

Physician-scientists within the Department of Pediatrics, the Drukier Institute for Children’s Health and the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine rely on philanthropy to drive their research forward.

Children’s Health Council members dedicate gifts of $10,000 or more to any area of pediatric research at Weill Cornell or to the Children’s Health Investigators Fund, giving our investigators the support they need to turn world-class research into world-class care for our littlest patients.

Who We Are


Casey S. Weiss

Vice Chairs

Alison Bernstein, Vice Chair of Membership

Erika Feil-Lincoln, Vice Chair of Programming

Danielle Rayman, Vice Chair of Marketing


  • Anne-Victoire A. and Benjamin C.
  • Madelyn Antoncic, PhD
  • Alexandra and Max Bandier
  • Mackenzie and Stephen Bartlett
  • Alexandra and Michael Bassik
  • Jay Bernstein
  • Kate and Matthew Burke
  • Gail and David Cohen
  • Phyllis and Jeffrey Cole
  • Jamie and Michael Crespi
  • Rebecca and Loïc de Kertanguy
  • Gale and Ira Drukier
  • Marianne Ruggiero Farina and Anthony Farina
  • Mara and Brian Feil
  • Matthew Lincoln
  • Danielle and David Fowler
  • Friedman Family Foundation
  • Lori and Michael Freedman
  • Samantha and Ryan Fuld
  • Debra and Michael Gelband
  • Barbara Glauber
  • Beth Goldman and Matt Mezvinsky
  • Ferne and Bernard Goldsmith
  • Lynne and Mark Hammerschlag
  • Sara Alemzadeh Handjani and Amir Handjani
  • Maya Hartman, M.D. and Michael Fieldstone
  • Elaine and John Kanas
  • Caroline and Adam Kaufman
  • Bernadette and Dennis Kearney
  • Stephanie and James Kearney
  • Breanna and John Khoury
  • Galina and Igor Kirman
  • Janet Krauthamer and Jason Schoenberg
  • Michelle and David Kroin
  • Rekha and Vinay Kumar
  • Kim and Jonathan Kushner
  • Kate Lei and Shahan Yang
  • Charlotte and Jed Lenzner
  • Patricia T. Meadow
  • Ronay Menschel
  • Stephanie and Jonathan More
  • Caitlin Moscatello and Christopher Kellen
  • Courtney and Naveen Nataraj
  • Anna and Emanuel Neuman
  • Alicia Nevarez-Bunnell
  • Nancy and Dan Paduano
  • Margaret and Andrew Paul
  • Robin and Michael Poulos
  • Cassy and Dick Quintal
  • Reed Rayman
  • Amanda and Jason Redlus
  • Eve H. Robbins
  • Izabella and Jordan Rubin
  • Jenna and Paul Segal
  • Mariel and Jamie Sholem
  • Julie and M. Steven Silbermann
  • Stephanie A. Sirota
  • Whitney Snider, M.D. and David Snider
  • Jill Swid Rosen and Eric Rosen
  • Alexis and Drew Tarlow
  • Christina and Donald Truesdale
  • Noah N. Weiss
  • Cricket Whitton and Nick Hammerschlag
  • Carolyn Seely Wiener
  • Julia and John Zito
  • Stephanie and Richard Zogheb

Faculty Advisors

Francis S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Interim Dean, Weill Cornell Medicine
Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Professor of Molecular Biology in Psychiatry

Virginia Pascual, M.D.
Drukier Director, Gale and Ira Drukier Institute for Children's Health
Ronay Menschel Professor of Pediatrics

Sallie Permar, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Nancy C. Paduano Professor