The Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus to Honor
Nobel Laureate Aaron Ciechanover at 9th Annual In Pursuit of Excellence Gala
Ciechanover will be recognized on Saturday, Feb. 8 at The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino
The Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus will honor Chemistry Nobel Laureate, Israeli biochemist, Dr. Aaron Ciechanover at the 9th Annual In Pursuit of Excellence Gala on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino.
Dr. Aaron Ciechanover will be awarded the Pursuit of Excellence Award for promoting education as the key to understanding how science and research can benefit humanity. In 2004, Ciechanover was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry along with Dr. Avram Hershko and Dr. Irwin Rose, for discovering the process of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation. This process expanded the medical field’s comprehension on how a cell operates. When the degradation does not work correctly, diseases such as cervical cancer and cystic fibrosis can develop. This paved the way for the development of drugs against these ailments.
“As a scientist and educator, we are pleased to award Dr. Aaron Ciechanover with the Pursuit of Excellence Award,” said Paul Schiffman, head of school of Adelson Educational Campus. “Ciechanover has devoted his life to understanding biochemisty and his research made it possible for medical advancements in combating diseases.”
Previous Pursuit of Excellence recipients include: Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson, Toni and Victor Chaltiel, Milton I. Schwartz, Beverly and Jim Rogers, Faye and Dr. Leon Steinberg, Sandy and Paul Schiffman, Natan Sharansky, Professor Alan Dershowitz and Elie Wiesel.
Tickets start at $250 per person and are on sale now. Corporate sponsorships and tables are also available. It is the campus’ mission to never turn a student away due to financial hardship. All proceeds from this event will benefit the school’s scholarship program to provide funds for students in need. To purchase tickets or make a donation visit http://www.adelsoncampus.org/ or contact Davida Sims, director of development at (702) 515-8203.
There will be live and silent auctions, a dinner, dancing and more.
About The Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus
The mission of The Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus is to instruct and inspire new generations of students who will draw strength from a rich Jewish heritage, use their knowledge, values and vision to fulfill their own potential, and build a better world. Adelson Educational Campus was originally founded in 1980 and now educates children from 18 months through 12th grade. Adelson Educational Campus accepts students of all faiths and affiliations and offers a drug-free commitment to its students and faculty. Adelson Educational Campus is located at 9700 West Hillpointe Road in Summerlin. For more information please call (702) 255-4500 or visit www.adelsoncampus.org or Facebook/Adelson Campus