The Harvard Club of Miami
is pleased to invite you to our


Harvard Medical School

who will speak on


Saturday, February 18, 2012
7:30 PM

Hors d’ Oeuvres Buffet

at the home of
David Coulson, J.D.'88 & Jeannie Etter
820 Alhambra Circle
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Click here for directions

Call (305) 445-5321 for assistance on the day of the event only.

Cost for this event:
Recent Graduates (2005-2011):


Current Member of Harvard Club of Miami and HBS Club of South Florida:
(Members can purchase one additional ticket for a guest at the discounted rate)

Non-members or at-the-door:

Your pre-payment must be received no later than Friday, February 17.

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Robert Sackstein, M.D., Ph.D.

Robert Sackstein, M.D., Ph.D., is a bone marrow transplant physician and a leading researcher in stem cell therapeutics.  Dr. Sackstein immigrated with his siblings and parents to the USA from Cuba in 1960, and was raised in Miami, where he attended public schools.  He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College, Summa cum Laude in biology, and his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard Medical School, where he also received the James Tolbert Shipley Prize for outstanding research.  He then completed internal medicine training and fellowships in immunology and hematology at the University of Miami, and received the Young Investigator Award for Excellence in the Field of Hematology from the International Society for Experimental Hematology.  Dr. Sackstein’s efforts have helped define the processes that regulate the movement of blood-borne cells into different tissues throughout the body.  In particular, he is widely recognized for contributions to our understanding of adult stem cell biology, and for developing the platform technology (known as “GPS”) that directs stem cell migration to sites of tissue injury.  He is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Dermatology and of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, is a member of the Admissions Committee of the Harvard Medical School, is a Bone Marrow Transplant Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and is also the Co-Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Education in Medical Sciences (GEMS) Program.  Dr. Sackstein is married to a fellow Miamian (the former Beth Levey) and now resides in Sudbury, MA.  He and Beth are proud parents of twins that were born in Miami, now sophomores in college (David at Harvard; Danielle at Brandeis).  In Miami, Dr. Sackstein is most recognized for being “the son of Dr. Rosalina G. Sackstein and (the late) Harold C. Sackstein, the husband of Beth, Fran and Herb Gaynor’s son-in-law, and Sam Dubbin’s college roommate!”