Board of Directors News
Herbert Pardes, HDF Board of Director member, featured in Psychiatric News -
"Psychiatry Superstar Dials Back Distinguished Career"
Nancy Wexler’s visit to Venezuela is featured in the July 28, 2010 issue of Panorama, a newspaper from Maracaibo, Venezuela!
Read it here
Jennifer Jones Simon, longtime friend and Founding Trustee of the Hereditary Disease Foundation—we all miss and love you! Read her obituary:
Hereditary Disease Foundation Lifetime Director, lifetime friend and legendary actress, author and tabloid sensation Carrie Fisher is back on Broadway!!! Her new one-woman show, Wishful Drinking about "the highs and lows of life as a Hollywood princess" opens on Broadway at the Roundabout Theatre on September 22, 2009.
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The Hereditary Disease Foundation was saddened by the death of longtime HDF Lifetime Trustee and dear friend, Richard “Dick” O’Neill. Dick and his wife, Donna, have been part of the Hereditary Disease Foundation family since its inception in 1968.
Read his obituary
The Hereditary Disease Foundation is saddened by the death of HDF Lifetime Trustee and dear friend, William “Bill” Modell.
Read his obituary
“HDF Director, Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber, and colleagues from Columbia
University bring attention to the possible psychiatric side effects of
experimental medicines. As a result, the Food and Drug Administration is now
requiring drug makers to study closely whether patients become suicidal
during clinical trials.”
-Featured in the New York Times, January 24, 2008
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HDF Founder Milton
Wexler, psychoanalyst in Los Angeles for over fifty years,
beloved father of Alice and Nancy, died at home on March
16, 2007, at the age of ninety-eight. Click
here to read obituaries.
HDF Board of Director Herb Pardes,
President of New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System,
featured in January
7, 2007 New York Times article.
Fisher Article, NY Times: "Comedic Postscripts From
The Edge", November 15, 2006.
Fisher Article, Playbill: "Another Round: Carrie
Fisher's Wishful Drinking Extends Run in L.A.",
November 27, 2006.
HDF Board of Director
and friend Donald H. Fritts passed away at
his home in Bakersfield on Thursday, May 4, 2006. A former
publisher of The Bakersfield Californian, Don had been
ill with Huntington's disease for many years."
"Gentleman Publisher Dies" |
Thursday, May 4 2006
The Bakersfield Californian | Thursday, May 4 2006
The Bakersfield Californian | Friday, May 5 2006
Don Fritts' Obituary
Architect Frank Gehry presented his design
for a new Alzheimer's research center in Las Vegas
VEGAS (AP) - Architect Frank Gehry presented his design
for a new Alzheimer's research center in Las Vegas on
Saturday, unveiling an uneven stack of blocks anchoring
a swooping trellis made of Gehry's signature contorted
steel. (Las Vegas Sun, 11 Feb 2006) - [.pdf
Frank Gehry spoke at SfN about how his work progresses
from ideas to finished buildings.
(BrainWork, November/December 2006) - [.pdf
Frank Gehry's plan for a retail, residential and entertainment
complex: opportunities and challenges LOS
ANGELES (AP) Grand
Avenue Project (The New York Times, Sun, 1 Jan 2007) -
Alden Blethen lived a full life despite ravages of disease
- When friends and family remember Alden "Buster" Blethen, they don't talk of
the man who was bedridden by a debilitating disease; they talk of the man who
lived life to the fullest, who bore no bitterness from the ravages of his
Mr. Blethen died Thursday from Huntington's disease, an inherited neurological
disorder. He was 55. ...