Capital Campaign: Transforming Einstein

Key Accomplishments

  • Discovered a two-drug combination that has saved the lives of patients with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis
  • Determined that breast cancer spreads only when a specific trio of cell types are together in a tumor, leading to a novel diagnostic test

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Case Statement

Case Statement

Supported by its $500 million capital campaign, Einstein will increase recruitment of key faculty members, sharpen its focus on national health priorities, and enhance education and training for the next generation of scientists and physicians.

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Largest Gift in Einstein History

Muriel Block

Inspired by her belief in the potential of translational medicine to heal the world, Muriel L. Block leaves a remarkable gift of more than $160 million.

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News Release

On April 15, 2013, Dr. Allen M. Spiegel and the Board of Overseers publically announced the largest capital campaign in Einstein’s history. The enthusiastic gathering of several hundred attendees toasted the College of Medicine's revitalization and the visionary donors who have made it possible.

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Launch Event

View photographs from "The Campaign to Transform Einstein" event, held April 15, 2013.

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Photo gallery

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Burton P. Resnick, Chair Emeritus, Einstein Board of Overseers, with Dr. Joe Verghese, Director, Jack and Pearl Resnick Gerontology Center Andrew M. Weinberg, executive board member, Einstein Men’s Division, and Einstein Overseer Samuel G. Weinberg Einstein Overseer Zygmunt Wilf (at left) with Dr. Richard Kitsis, Director, Wilf Family Cardiovascular Research Institute and the Dr. Gerald and Myra Dorros Chair in Cardiovascular Disease, and Dr. Allen M. Spiegel, the Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean Dr. Ruth L. Gottesman, chair, Einstein Board of Overseers (at center), with Einstein Emerging Leaders board members (from left): Troy Berman, Joanna Steinberg, Danielle Cohen Segal and Matt Makovsky Audrey Heckler and Andrew Heckler Ira and Ingeborg Rennert with Dean Spiegel Irving Baumrind (at right), with Al and Phyllis Baumrind


Dean Spiegel with Einstein Overseer Arnold S. Penner (From left): Overseer Ronald Ross, M.D. ‘60, Overseer Gerald Dorros, M.D. ’68, Richard Frankenstein, M.D. ’73 Dean Spiegel with Roger W. Einiger, Chair, Executive Committee, Einstein Board of Overseers Einstein Overseers Arthur Hershaft, Robert A. Belfer, Benjamin Winter and Burton P. Resnick with Dean Spiegel Carol Roaman, left, member, national executive board and New York chapter board, Einstein National Women’s Division, with Audrey Heckler Dean Spiegel with Dr. Todd Olson, professor of anatomy and structural biology. The check represents a remarkable $8 million bequest to Einstein from the late Dr. George Fruhman, associate professor of anatomy and structural biology, establishing endowed four-year scholarships for medical students of intellectual merit (From left): Einstein Overseer Linda Altman, Earle Altman and Ruth Brause, executive board member, Einstein National Women’s Division Judy Aschner, M.D., Michael I. Cohen, M.D., University Chair of Pediatrics, and Michael Aschner, Ph.D., Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Molecular Pharmacology


Kathy Weinberg, president, Einstein National Women’s Division (second from left), with Women’s Division national executive board members Vera Chapman, Terri Goldberg and Ellen Salsburg Steven Safyer, M.D. ’82, president & CEO, Montefiore Medical Center, with Ruth Gottesman, Ed.D., chair, Einstein Board of Overseers James Post, M.D. ’97 and Saretha Post, with Arthur Kozin, M.D. ’82, president-elect, Einstein Alumni Association Board of Governors (From left): Einstein Overseer Edward Pantzer, Pamela Pantzer, Chair Emeritus Robert A. Belfer and Overseer Renée E. Belfer A bequest of more than $160 million from Muriel Block will, in part, support the research of 10 Harold and Muriel Block Scholars. These include (from left, rear): Drs. Michael Aschner, Robert Singer, Betsy Herold, (from left, seated): Meredith Hawkins and Mimi Kim, pictured here with Einstein Dean Dr. Allen M. Spiegel (far right, rear) and Chair of Einstein’s Board of Overseers, Dr. Ruth Gottesman (center, seated) Additional Block Scholars include (from left): Drs. Howard Strickler, Pablo Castillo and Kamran Khodakhah Rounding out the Block Scholars are (from left): Drs. Thomas Rohan and Aviv Bergman