The Crown Awards Gala
The Crown Awards is the annual fundraising event for Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S). The 2023 Crown Awards Gala will raise essential funds to invest in our scientific mission and celebrate how our philanthropic partners, faculty, students, and staff are “Transforming Health by Driving Discovery.” Thanks to our partners’ support, we are creating space for the next generation of science in our new research building, and launching new initiatives to strengthen the pathways for trainees and early-career faculty to launch careers in research. At the same time, we are building platforms to advance new treatments using cell engineering and gene therapy, and supporting our clinicians in delivering compassionate cutting-edge care at the frontiers of medicine.
This year’s Crown Award will be presented to Carol and Gene Ludwig to honor their support of the new research building and establishment of The Carol and Gene Ludwig Center for Research on Neurodegeneration.