The Rockefeller University's Parents & Science initiative is a unique resource for parents and educators who want to learn more about how scientific research is transforming our understanding of childhood and adolescent health and behavior. Proceeds from the Parents & Science Discovery Fund support complimentary lectures for parents and educators, Rockefeller investigators who are exploring human development and childhood diseases, and the University’s year-round, hands-on Science Outreach programs for K–12 students and educators.
Rockefeller University is the world’s leading biomedical research university. Our exceptional scientists and unique culture have produced more than a century of ongoing leadership in basic and clinical discoveries. Since the University was founded in 1901 as The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, 24 Rockefeller Scientists have been awarded the Nobel Prize; 20 have received the National Medal of Science, the highest honor in science and medicine awarded by the United States government; and 21 have been recipients of Albert Lasker Medical Research Awards.
The Rockefeller University is the world’s leading biomedical research university and is dedicated to improving the understanding of life for the benefit of humanity. Our 82 laboratories conduct research in neuroscience, immunology, biochemistry, genomics, and many other areas on our 14-acre Manhattan campus. Our bold approach to science has led to some of the world’s most revolutionary and transformative contributions to biology and medicine. During Rockefeller’s 116-year history, 24 of our scientists have received Nobel Prizes, 22 have won Lasker Awards, and 20 have garnered the National Medal of Science, the highest honor in science and medicine awarded by the United States government.