American singer-songwriter Usher recently headlined Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research 14th annual summer concert, which raised more than $3.4 million to support medical innovations.
“We are grateful to our benefactors and philanthropists—their support enables us to achieve our not-for-profit mission to produce knowledge to cure disease,” said Kevin J. Tracey, MD, president and CEO of the Feinstein Institutes.
Over the last 14 years, the Feinstein Concert has raised more than $25 million to drive research. The summer concert helps Northwell continue to pioneer solutions that will impact the trajectory of medicine around the world.
Held at Old Westbury Gardens, this year's concert featured Kristina Deligiannidis, MD, a reproductive psychiatrist, and Theodoros Zanos, Ph.D., a neural engineer, who spoke about the need to rapidly find clinical answers and develop innovative treatments for patients. Dr. Deligiannidis discussed her innovative and improved approaches to treating depression, in particular, postpartum depression, and Dr. Zanos discussed the field of bioelectronic medicine, which promises to develop customized, drug-free treatment for people suffering from a wide range of autoimmune diseases.
About the Feinstein Institutes
The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research is the research arm of Northwell Health, the largest health care provider and private employer in New York. Home to 50 research labs, 2,500 clinical research studies and 4,000 researchers and staff, the Feinstein Institutes has five institutes—behavioral science, bioelectronic medicine, cancer, health innovations and outcomes, and molecular medicine. They do research in genetics, oncology, brain research, mental health, autoimmunity, and bioelectronic medicine.