Tuesday, June 27, 2017

KELLY OSBOURNE STUNNING AT 2017 LOGO AWARDS

Kelly Osbourne



Kelly Osbourne was in fashion and stunning at LOGO’S “TRAILBLAZER HONORS at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine recently in New York City.


THE SHINS IN CONCERT AT LAS VEGAS COSMOPOLITAN

The Shins



The Shins performed at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada the other evening.


THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE GALA

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HIGH SOCIETY

Photographs By: Patrick McMullan
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Jean Shafiroff With Victor de Souza



New York  – The New York Academy of Medicine honored Richard N. Merkin, MD Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Provider Network; Julie L. Gerberding, MD, MPH, Executive Vice President and Chief Patient Officer, Strategic Communications, Global Public Policy and Population Health at Merck & Co., Inc.; and Academy President Jo Ivey Boufford, MD, at its annual Gala recently at Cipriani 25 Broadway. The Gala honored visionary leadership in urban health, as well as outstanding journalism on issues affecting the health of people living in cities.

Dr. George E. Thibault






Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford
Nearly 400 guests gathered for the event, including a number of dignitaries from the health and social services sector: Dr. Howard Zucker, Commissioner, New York State Department of Health; Sylvia Pirani, Director, Office of Public Health Practice, New York State Department of Health; Anne Marie Theresa Sullivan, Commissioner, New York State Office of Mental Health; Dr. Sonia Angell, Deputy Commissioner of Prevention and Primary Care, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Dr. Donna Corrado, Commissioner of the New York City Department for the Aging; and Stanley Brezenoff, Acting President and CEO, NYC Health + Hospitals.



The Academy honored Dr. Merkin for his visionary work in improving population health through physician-led, patient-centered, integrated healthcare. View the video of highlights from the event produced by Heritage Provider Network.



“I am deeply honored to receive the visionary global leader award in healthcare delivery, innovation and philanthropy from the New York Academy of Medicine,” said Dr. Merkin. “I share and applaud their deep commitment and vision for healthy cities through improved healthcare that impacts the lives of millions of New Yorkers. The work of the Academy and its members leads us to critical, lifesaving breakthroughs impacting the intersection of science and technology, never more critically important than now.”



The Academy honored Dr. Gerberding for her vision and leadership in establishing Merck for Mothers, which improves the health and well-being of mothers during pregnancy and childbirth in more than 30 countries around the world. In its first five years, the initiative has helped more than 6 million women worldwide with preventive and family planning services.


Jean Shafiroff And Dr. Yonette F. Thomas

 

“Every two minutes, a woman dies from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth,” Dr. Gerberding said. “Together with our partners, we are focused on implementing inventive approaches, partnerships and solutions to help create a world where no woman dies giving birth. I’d like to thank the New York Academy of Medicine for the recognition and opportunity to bring attention to the issue of maternal mortality”



The Academy honored Dr. Boufford as the 2017 Urban Health Champion for her extraordinary dedication, vision and leadership in urban health and global population health, both throughout her career and in her decade-long tenure as president of the Academy, which concludes this year. Also announced at the event was the establishment of the Jo Ivey Boufford East Harlem Initiative Fund, with support from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, James Flynn, and George and Barbara Thibault.

Michael Stocker And Pat Wong




“I’m very honored to receive this award and happily accept it on behalf of the incredibly talented and dedicated staff, our Fellows and our partners from around the City, State, nation and the globe,” Dr. Boufford said. “I look forward to working as an active Fellow of the Academy to continue improving population health in New York City and cities around the world.”



Dr. Richard Merkin And Jay Gellert



At the event, the Academy also awarded the 2017 Urban Health Journalism Prize to Jay Hancock, Senior Correspondent at Kaiser Health News, for the project “Health Care in Freddie Gray’s Neighborhood: Baltimore’s Other Divide.” Three finalists were also recognized for their outstanding work: Nancy Cambria of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Michael Cooper of the Springfield, Ohio News-Sun, and Liz Szabo for coverage in USA Today. The prize is awarded annually for superior media coverage on topics addressing the distinct challenges and opportunities for the health of people living in cities.



“I thank the Academy for the work you do and for the award, which puts a focus on a defining attribute of American health care that we need to work on to improve,” Hancock said.



Cheryl Wills, Spectrum News NY1 Anchor, acted as Master of Ceremony. The Gala Chairs were George and Barbara Thibault, James and Kerianne Flynn, Michael and Lori Milken, and Mark and Ellen Wagar. The Gala Committee included John and Margo Catsimatidis, John Damonti, Barbara Green, Marc and Pam Grodman, Stanley and Debbie Lefkowitz, Ellen Rautenberg, Martin and Jean Shafiroff, Edward Shortliffe and Vimla Patel, and Cheryl Wills.



About The New York Academy of Medicine



The New York Academy of Medicine advances solutions that promote the health and well-being of people in cities worldwide.



Established in 1847, The New York Academy of Medicine continues to address the health challenges facing New York City and the world’s rapidly growing urban populations. We accomplish this through our Institute for Urban Health, home of interdisciplinary research, evaluation, policy, and program initiatives; our world class historical medical library and its public programming in history, the humanities and the arts; and our Fellows program, a network of more than 2,000 experts elected by their peers from across the professions affecting health. Our current priorities are healthy aging, disease prevention, and eliminating health disparities. For more information, visit www.nyam.org.
About Heritage Provider Network Heritage Provider Network, Inc. (HPN) is on the cutting edge of the accountable care model of healthcare delivery: coordinated, patient-doctor centric, integrated health care systems that represent the future of health care in the United States. HPN and its affiliates operate in New York, California and Arizona providing high quality, cost effective healthcare to over one million individuals and are dedicated to quality, affordable health care, and putting patients' wellness first. (www.heritageprovidernetwork.com)



About Merck for Mothers



For more than a century, Merck, a leading global biopharmaceutical company known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to health care through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. Today, Merck continues to be at the forefront of research to advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and communities around the world - including cancer, cardio-metabolic diseases, emerging animal diseases, Alzheimer's disease and infectious diseases including HIV and Ebola. For more information, visit www.merck.com.

Monday, June 26, 2017

EVA LONGORIA SPOTTED ROAMING IN THEM CRAZY HILLS

Eva Longoria




Eva Longoria was spotted and photographed after shopping at Anastasia in Beverly Hills, California the other day.


TENANTS TO MARCH AGAINST DONALD TRUMP JULY 12

Rich Donald Trump





The following came from New York Communities for Change. We highly agree, Trump is after the poor. Plain and simple.Please sign petition.



Did you know Donald Trump doesn’t trust poor people to make economic policy? That’s exactly what he revealed at a rally last week where he said he doesn’t “want a poor person” in his cabinet making economic decisions.



Trump is using this as an excuse to allow his corporate cabinet to make policy decisions that line the pockets of the wealthy. While he claims only rich people can make good economic policy, his proposed $7 billion cuts to federal housing programs will leave hundreds of thousands of people who rely on them vulnerable.



This isn't a "sound" economic decision — and we’re not going to take it. On July 12, tenants will march in Washington DC for one of the biggest housing marches in the nation led by low-income communities against Trump's housing budget cuts. Sign up here to RSVP for the march and get the latest details on buses to DC.




Low-income communities, especially those of color, will be hit hardest by cuts to federal housing. These cuts are going to impact housing programs like subsidized housing vouchers and repairs for public housing, which in New York are already massively backlogged.



The people who Trump "doesn't want' making economic decisions are going to feel these immoral and unjust cuts the most.



But tenants will rise on July 12 for their right to fair, affordable, and secure housing. Join us at the Tenant March on Washington -- sign up here for the latest updates on the march route and how to get there from New York.




This march will spark off a national housing movement led by low-income communities to fight against our neighborhoods, homes, and families being sold out and sold off to private interests while losing necessary funding for federal housing.






We'll see you on the streets of DC,

Genny Roman
Digital Strategist
New York Communities for Change


MUMFORD AND SONS @ LAS VEGAS HARD ROCK

Mumford And Sons




Mumford and Sons played The Joint at The Famed Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada this weekend.



LEXY PANTERRA HEADS TO LAS VEGAS REHAB

Lexy Panterra



Lexy Panterra performed at REHAB Beach Club at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada over the weekend to a huge crowd.



Friday, June 23, 2017

'GLOBAL STRAYS' HAS INAUGURAL NYC FUNDRAISER

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ANIMAL RESCUE

Photographs By: Patrick McMullan
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Jean Shafiroff And Elizabeth Shafiroff



Elizabeth Shafiroff And Lindsey Spielfogal




New York, NY -- Global Strays, a 501(c)3 charity founded by young New Yorkers Elizabeth Shafiroff and Lindsey Spielfogel, which focuses on improving the lives of dogs and cats in developing nations held its inaugural fundraiser in New York City.



The evening was introduced by Emcee Rita Cosby who presented the idea and goals of the Charity as well as its co-founders Elizabeth Shafiroff and Lindsey Spielfogel. Global Strays co-founder Ms. Shafiroff, daughter of noted New York philanthropist Jean Shafiroff, who sits on the organization’s board, says that a recent trip to Nicaragua left her “horrified with the treatment of animals.” That horror compelled her to make a difference. She teamed up with Ms. Spielfogel and created a nonprofit devoted to providing grants to animal welfare organizations in developing nations.

Dustin Lujan And Victor De Souza




Jean Shafiroff With Elizabeth Shafiroff, Rita Cosby & Tomaczek Bednarek


Young professionals with a passion for doing good came together to support this worthy cause. Among the event’s approximate 150 attendees were Global Strays founders Elizabeth Shafiroff and Lindsey Spielfogel, Rita Cosby (Emcee), Tomaczek Bednareck, Craig Dix, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Michele Herbert, Carl and Valerie Kempner, Rory Lipman, Dimitra Molossi, Maggie Norris, Sammie Jack Pressman, Victor de Souza, Betsy Spielfogal, Martin & Jean Shafiroff.

Michele Herbert With Lucia Hwong Gordon

Carl And Valerie Kemper


Katlean De Monchy
The grants aim to help existing organizations develop and expand their spay and neuter programs. Since establishing Global Strays, Ms. Shafiroff and Ms. Spielfogel have made several privately funded trips to Nicaragua, the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere after Haiti. They strongly believe in the importance of visiting animal welfare organizations to see the work they do first-hand. This means they can vouch for organizations before awarding them grants to be used for food, medications, and spay and neutering efforts. These trips also have allowed the Global Strays founders to bring select dogs to adoptive families in the United States as a symbolic gesture of good will.

Nancy And Larry Shafiroff


Though Global Strays currently concentrates on Nicaragua, the organization aims to gradually branch out to other countries as the charity grows. These include the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and Saint Lucia. In the long-term, the Global Strays founders hope to change the culture of animal adoption and pet care in developing countries. They want spaying and neutering programs, knowledgeable veterinary care, and compassionate “pet parenting” to become the norm. The grants they award to organizations in developing nations can help turn these dreams into a reality and eventually improve the lives of animals around the world.



Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to partner organizations in Central America, as well as Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation, an organization that rescues animals from high kill shelters across the United States. Guests at the fundraiser had the opportunity both to meet the Global Strays founders and also experience a short documentary about the organization’s work in Central America.

Thursday, June 22, 2017