18th Annual Albert R. Taxin Golf & Bridge Classic - May 20, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013 marks The Wistar Institute’s 18th annual Albert R. Taxin Golf & Bridge Classic at Green Valley Country Club.Read More >
Melanoma Awareness Day at Citizens Bank Park - May 19, 2013
The Wistar Institute Melanoma Awareness Day
with the Philadelphia Phillies!
Presented by Citizens Bank and Independence Blue Cross
Sunday, May 19th at 1:30 p.m. vs. the Cincinnati Reds
Tickets: $28, (Pavilion Deck Section 307 and 308)
**A portion of each ticket purchase benefits
The Wistar Institute Melanoma Research Center
Purchase Tickets at www.phillies.com/wistar.
Learn more about Melanoma Awareness Day at Citizen's Bank Park.
Support melanoma research at Wistar.
- How Medicine Works: A Microscopic Army - April 23, 2013
- Philadelphia Science Carnival - April 20, 2013
Nikon Small World Exhibition - February 1, 2013
An exhibition of award-winning photography through the microscope.
In the image: 2012 Image of Distinction: James E. Hayden, The Wistar Institute Imaging FacilityRead More >
Down and belly feather from a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (200x magnification)
- From 1972 to 2012 and Beyond - November 15, 2012
Vaccines and the March of Dimes: From Polio to Rubella - October 1, 2012
David Rose, Archivist of the March of Dimes, will explore the impact of polio and rubella in American life and the vaccines that led to their decline.Read More >
Authors Series: Sam Kean, author of The Violinist's Thumb - September 11, 2012
Sam Kean discusses his book The Violinist's Thumb followed by an interview with Marty Moss-Coane, host of WHYY's Radio Times.Read More >
Running for Cover Run/Walk - June 24, 2012
Join us for a fun and fulfilling morning at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday, June 24, 2012, for the Annual Noreen O’Neill Foundation for Melanoma Research Running for Cover Run/Walk. The money raised benefits the Melanoma Research Center at The Wistar Institute.
Events this year include:
* 5K Run
* 1 Mile Walk
* ½ Mile Junior Dash (ages 10 and under)
Whether you walk, run, or just want to come out and cheer us on, it’s a fun day for all! Children and dogs are welcome.
17th Annual Albert R. Taxin Golf & Bridge Classic - May 21, 2012
Thank you to all our sponsors, volunteers, and participants!
Save the date for the 18th Annual Albert R. Taxin Golf & Bridge Classic: Monday, May 20, 2013.Read More >
- Science Scavenger Hunt - April 28, 2012
Visualizing the Body Beautiful - April 27, 2012
Discover how the visual journey of medical illustration reflects our cultural history and see the evolution from classical illustration to today’s medical illustration, which includes the animation of dynamic molecular and cellular processes, simulation, virtual and augmented reality, gaming, and mobile media.
This event is part of the Philadelphia Science Festival, taking place April 20 to 29, 2012. Check out the other amazing events as well!Read More >
- The Great Vaccine Debate - April 24, 2012
- Philadelphia Science Carnival - April 21, 2012
Philadelphia Science Festival - April 20, 2012
Every April, Philadelphia's schools, universities, cultural institutions, and research centers unite as one to put science in the spotlight. Scientists and engineers throughout the city offer fun, interactive programs for Philadelphians of all ages.
The Philadelphia Science Festival will take place from April 20 to 29, 2012.Read More >
The President's Award - March 21, 2012
THE PRESIDENT’S AWARD recognizes a public figure who not only has confronted cancer, but also has served as an advocate for improvements in cancer education and research. The award also acknowledges the Institute’s most generous supporters.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only. For more information, call 215-898-3955.Read More >
Nikon Small World Exhibition Opening Reception - February 3, 2012
The Wistar Institute Leadership Council invites you to the opening reception of the Nikon Small World exhibition.
Discover the beauty and complexity of life as seen through today’s advanced microscopes.Read More >
Authors Series: Rob Dunn, author of The Wild Life of Our Bodies - November 8, 2011
The Wistar Institute’s Authors Series
Rob Dunn, Ph.D., discusses his book The Wild Life of Our Bodies: Predators, Parasites, and Partners That Shape Who We Are Today.Read More >
The Wistar Gala - October 29, 2011
Presented at the Wistar Gala, the Wistar Award is a biennial award given to an individual who reflects the qualities of compassion, integrity, generosity, commitment, and vision that the Institute’s founding members demonstrated.
This year's gala honored Adele K. Schaeffer.Read More >
Nicole Miller Shopping Event - October 6, 2011
The Wistar Institute and Nicole Miller invite you to a specialRead More >
Girls Night Shopping Event.
- History Live: “Cancer Therapies: 19th Century to Tomorrow” - October 5, 2011
Advances in Prostate Cancer Research - September 15, 2011
The Wistar Institute is pleased to present this public symposium.
Jefferson Medical College Department of Cancer Biology professor Lucia Languino, Ph.D., will give a presentation on the latest prostate cancer research, focusing on progress towards new treatments for the disease, and emerging trends in prostate cancer care.
This event is free, but registration is required. Limited to first 100 registrants. Register by calling 215-898-3930.
Made possible in partnership with the American Cancer Society, PA Division, Inc. and Community Leadership Council for the Abramson Cancer Center.Read More >
16th Annual Albert R. Taxin Golf & Bridge Classic - May 22, 2011
In 1993, Philadelphia lost one its most beloved citizens, Albert Taxin, from an inoperable brain tumor. Albert was 53 years of age. He was well known by many throughout Philadelphia and by visitors to our city as the owner and operator of the famous Old Original Bookbinders restaurant.
In 1999 to memorialize Albert and to raise awareness of, and funds for, brain tumor research, Albert's widow, Doris Taxin, established the Albert R. Taxin Brain Tumor Research Center at The Wistar Institute.
The sole purpose of this event is to raise funds for more research and empower scientific advances into therapies for those who are afflicted with brain tumors and neurological diseases. Through the commitment and dedication of all who support this event, progress is being made.Read More >