Feinstein Institute Summer Concert raises $2.6M for research

Pitbull performed at a benefit for the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.

Pitbull performed at a benefit for the
Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.


NEW HYDE PARK, NY — Superstar entertainer Pitbull took center stage last week at a private benefit concert at Old Westbury Gardens that raised more than $2.6 million to support research initiatives at Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.

Led by its collaborative research enterprise, Northwell Health is reimagining how to treat illness, cure disease and keep people well through innovation. For over 20 years, Feinstein Institute researchers have made important discoveries in oncology, autoimmunity, neuroscience and genetics that translate into clinical advances. In just 12 years, the Feinstein Concert has collectively raised more than $16 million for research and has played an integral role in the Feinstein Institute's discovery of a new and innovative field known as bioelectronic medicine.

“Research spans across our geographic and clinical footprint, from Peconic Bay to Staten Island, and from Manhattan to Northern Westchester, and shares one common thread — improving the health and the lives of the people in our communities,” said Michael J. Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell Health. “Supporters of this event are helping fund today’s innovations and advance health care.”

"The generous support of our fantastic donor community provides the lift we need to make discoveries that will benefit our patients, and the world” said Kevin J. Tracey, MD, president and CEO of the Feinstein Institute.

Chris Wragge, co-anchor at New York's WCBS-TV, served as the event's emcee.

For more information about current research at the Feinstein Institute, visit www.feinsteininstitute.org.

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About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 22 hospitals and over 550 outpatient facilities. We care for more than two million people annually in the metro New York area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 62,000 employees – 15,000+ nurses and about 3,900 physicians, including more than 2,800 members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and the School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. And we offer health insurance through CareConnect. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu.

About the Feinstein Institute
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research is the research arm of Northwell Health, the largest healthcare provider in New York. Home to 50 research laboratories and to clinical research throughout dozens of hospitals and outpatient facilities, the Feinstein includes 4,000 researchers and staff who are making breakthroughs in molecular medicine, genetics, oncology, brain research, mental health, autoimmunity, and bioelectronic medicine – a new field of science that has the potential to revolutionize medicine. For more information about how we empower imagination and pioneer discovery, visit FeinsteinInstitute.org


Kerri Tortorella