Award Recognizes Their Leadership in
Creating Innovative Programs Benefiting the Community

Dana Buchman, fashion designer and founder of the Promise Project, and Eugene Lang, entrepreneur and founder of the Lang Youth Medical Program and I Have A Dream Foundation, will each be honored with an Award for Distinguished Service by the Columbia Presbyterian Health Sciences Advisory Council.

The award ceremony will take place on Nov. 10, at the Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center.

Dana Buchman is an American fashion designer and creator of the eponymous Dana Buchman fashion label. She is founder of the Promise Project, an organization that works with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center to help underserved children with learning disabilities get the support they need to learn.

Eugene Lang is an American philanthropist and founder of the Lang Youth Medical Program, which puts the educational resources of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital to work for young people in Washington Heights by helping them realize their college and career aspirations, especially in the health sciences. He is also the founder of the I Have a Dream Foundation, which has provided college tuition to 15,000 children in 27 states, Washington, D.C., and New Zealand.

Speakers at the Nov. 10 event will include Dr. Steven J. Corwin, CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian, and Dr. Lee Goldman, dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine and executive vice president for Health and Biomedical Sciences at Columbia University Medical Center. In addition, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia physician-scientists will present updates on the latest research and treatment innovations. They include Drs. Christopher S. Ahmad, Ketan K. Badani, James F. Giglio, Franklin Lowy and Meridith Sonnett.

The Columbia Presbyterian Health Sciences Advisory Council meets twice yearly, presenting the Award for Distinguished Service to an individual whose work has made a singular impact on society’s health and well-being.

Former recipients were Barbara Walters, Ed Koch, Sanjay Gupta, Tiki Barber, Dr. Michael DeBakey, Joan Didion, Tipper Gore, Katharine Graham, Derek Jeter, Andrea Jung, Jerry Lewis, Alonzo Mourning, Congressman Charles Rangel, Rob Reiner, Christopher Reeve, Don Shula, George Soros, Mike Wallace, Anna Wintour, Bob Woodruff, and Suzanne and Bob Wright.

The award is the Council’s highest honor.