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American Skin Association Gala
Howard Milstein, Dr. George Hambrick, Jr
Howard Milstein, Dr. George Hambrick, Jr.

On October 23, the American Skin Association (ASA) celebrated their 20th Anniversary and the 85th birthday of the association's founder and president George W. Hambrick, Jr., MD with a gala at the Rainbow Room in New York City.

Douglas R. Lowy, MD of the National Cancer Institute received this year's Humanitarian Award for the development of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine.  Margaret L. Kripke, PhD of the U.T. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her research on the impact of sunlight on the immune system.  Merck & Co, Inc. received the Corporate Leadership Award for the production of the first viral (HPV) vaccine to prevent cancer.

Her Grace, the Duchess of Marlborough, was this year's honorary chairman.  Marianne and John K. Castle and Abby and Howard P. Milstein were this year's co-chairs.  John J. Connolly, Ed.D of Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. was the Master of Ceremonies.

Guests included Lord Charles Spencer Churchill, Lady Henrietta Spencer Churchill, Rosanna and John S. Castle, Pia Lindstrom, John Carley, Maria Cooper Janis and Byron Janis, Toni Orsini and James Orsini, MD, Patricia Marand, Dianna Quasha, Laurent Attal, John E. Zuccotti, Terry Keenan, LaSalle D. Lefall, Jr., MD, Morris W. Offit, Irma and Paul Milstein, Willard Butcher, Irving Salem, Donna Shalek, and Connie Young.

The American Skin Association (ASA) works through research and education to prevent and treat the wide variety of skin diseases that affect more than 100 million Americans.  The non-profit organization is led by passionate advocates and advised by leading scientists and physicians.  Since its founding in 1987, the ASA has committed more than $5.5 million to advance research into the causes, prevention and treatment of skin diseases, disorders and cancers.

John K. Castle, Rosanna Castle, The Duchess of Marlborough, John S. Castle, Marianne Castle
John K. Castle, Rosanna Castle, The Duchess of Marlborough, John S. Castle, Marianne Castle.

Ingrid and Dr. John J. Connolly
Ingrid and Dr. John J. Connolly.

Abby and Howard Milstein
Abby and Howard Milstein.

Honoree Dr. Douglas R. Lowy
Honoree Dr. Douglas R. Lowy.

Honoree Dr. Margaret L. Kripke, Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr
Honoree Dr. Margaret L. Kripke, Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr.

Maria Cooper Janis, The Duchess of Marlborough, Pia Lindstrom
Maria Cooper Janis, The Duchess of Marlborough, Pia Lindstrom.

Pia Lindstrom, Jack Carley
Pia Lindstrom, Jack Carley.
Howard Milstein, Humberto Antunes, Ercem Attilasoy
Howard Milstein, Humberto Antunes, Ercem Attilasoy.

John K. Castle, Diana Quasha, Marianne Castle
John K. Castle, Diana Quasha, Marianne Castle.

Patricia Marand, Irving Salem
Patricia Marand, Irving Salem.
Marianne Castle, Dr. James Orsini, Toni Orsini
Marianne Castle, Dr. James Orsini, Toni Orsini.

Photos: Image 1,3: Jim Cummins. All others: © Patrick McMullan
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