Living a Vibrant Life with Multiple Sclerosis

Catherine Roosevelt at the recent Fourteenth Annual Gala of the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis.

Catherine Roosevelt at the recent Fourteenth Annual Gala of the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis.

Catherine Roosevelt is a vibrant 30-year-old woman who is dedicated both to her career as the Advancement Director for a nonprofit organization serving girls living in poverty and to her numerous volunteer commitments. In a typical year, she travels an average of one weekend a month for work or volunteer service and spends a month every summer in Lake Placid, New York, co-directing a summer camp. Combined with a busy social life, her days and evenings can be stressful and tiring, but maintaining an active schedule validates a promise she made to herself six years ago, when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS): “I won’t let my disease define me.” Read more

Breaking New Ground in Multiple Sclerosis Research

Researchers at Mount Sinai’s Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis played a key role in developing a potential breakthrough treatment for progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), according to findings that were presented in October 2015 at the meeting of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in MS in Barcelona, Spain. The Center also recently received funding to lead a new international coalition tasked with developing a strategy for diagnosing progressive MS earlier. Both efforts further strengthen Mount Sinai’s reputation as a worldwide leader in MS research. Read more

Fourteenth Annual Gala for Multiple Sclerosis

From left: Katherine Goldsmith; George J. Gillespie, III; and Joan Noto, President of the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis Advisory Board. The Center was founded in 2001 with generous gifts from the late Mount Sinai Trustee Clifford H. Goldsmith and Mr. Gillespie.

From left: Katherine Goldsmith; George J. Gillespie, III; and Joan Noto, President of the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis Advisory Board. The Center was founded in 2001 with generous gifts from the late Mount Sinai Trustee Clifford H. Goldsmith and Mr. Gillespie.

Two hundred and fifty donors, patients, faculty, and friends attended the Fourteenth Annual Gala of the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis on Thursday, March 3, at The Plaza. Proceeds from the Gala support the Center’s multidisciplinary patient care and innovative research.

Fred D. Lublin, MD, Saunders Family Professor of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Center’s Director, welcomed the guests and spoke of recent advances in treating multiple sclerosis. Read more

Annual Gala for Multiple Sclerosis

More than 200 guests enjoyed an evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing, and a performance by Queen of the Night at the 13th Annual Gala to benefit the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis, Mount Sinai Health System, held at The Paramount Hotel on Monday, March 9. The event raised nearly $700,000 for the Center, which is renowned for outstanding and comprehensive care and innovative research opportunities for patients.