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Thank You for a Successful and Spectacular Event!
CPMC Foundation thanks our philanthropic community for making our first major in-person event since before the pandemic a success. That includes the more than 150 donors, physicians, and community members who attended the cocktail reception and dinner at the California Academy of Sciences on Saturday, October 22, 2022.
The program featured the prominent oncologist and Pulitzer-prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., in conversation with Chris Waugh, Chief Innovation and Design Officer at Sutter Health. Their wide-ranging discussion was inspired by Mukherjee’s forthcoming book The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human. Mukherjee discussed how the concept of the cell as the fundamental structure in all living organisms upended science more than 400 years ago and continues to redefine our understanding of disease and overall health. He also shared insight into how the pandemic affected medical professionals, the new opportunities it created for global partnership in research, and the importance of philanthropy in fostering advances in science and medicine.
About Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee
Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D. is a pioneering physician, oncologist, and author. A profoundly influential voice in the scientific community, he is best known for his books The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, which earned him the 2011 Pulitzer Prize, and The Gene: An Intimate History, recognized by The Washington Post and The New York Times as one of the most influential books of 2016. Dr. Mukherjee’s groundbreaking research studies signal a paradigm shift in cancer pathology and has enabled the development of treatments that reach beyond current models towards new biological and cellular therapies.
Interviewed by Chris Waugh
Chief Innovation Officer Chris Waugh applies his extensive experience in human-centered design to guide Sutter Health’s innovation strategy and seek personalized solutions that improve the healthcare experience.