- Street: 1230 York Avenue
- City: New York
- State: New York
- Zip/Postal Code: 10065
- Listed: June 10, 2018 1:04 am
- Expires: 8496 days, 18 hours
- The world’s leading biomedical research university, Rockefeller draws top scientists and graduate students from around the world in pursuit of one mission: to conduct science for the benefit of humanity.
- The origins of the university lie, in part, in personal tragedy. After John D. Rockefeller Sr.’s grandson died from scarlet fever in January 1901, the capitalist and philanthropist formalized plans to establish the research center he had been discussing for three years with his adviser Frederick T. Gates and his son John D. Rockefeller Jr. At the time of the institute’s founding, infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, diphtheria and typhoid fever were considered the greatest known threats to human health.
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