Dr. Thomas Insel, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, will receive the Distinguished Scientist Award; Gregg and Lori Ireland, co-founders of Extraordinary Ventures, will receive the Distinguished Advocate Award; and the Media Impact Award will be presented to PBS, NOVA, Tangled Bank Studios and Genepool Productions for their documentary “Vaccines- Calling the Shots” at the Autism Science Foundation’s annual fundraising gala, “Evening of Celebration,” on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 6 p.m. EST at the New York Athletic Club. Dr. Richard Besser, ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent, will serve as the emcee. The evening will also include a silent auction and special performances by people with autism.
Single tickets cost $500, and proceeds from the gala will benefit the Foundation’s pre- and post- doctoral autism fellowship programs, which support early career research conducted by the nation’s most promising young autism scientists.
For more information, visit autismsciencefoundation.org.