Cafe Milano hosts Global Virus Network Annual Dinner December 10, 2014
While Washington’s 1%ers enjoyed Cafe Milano’s legendary Branzino and Wagyu beef on the main floor, upstairs in a private room top doctors and health care professionals from around the world celebrated Time Magazine’s Man Of The Year
Award that went to their colleagues and friends fighting Ebola.
The Annual Dinner of the Global Virus Network brings together the virologists who work with countries to create and execute protocols to protect and prepare the world’s populations from viruses that quickly spread. As alway, Dr. Robert Gallo and Dr. Billy Hall, GVN co-founders, updated the crowd on progress. Other GVN guests included Dr. Sharon Hrynkow, President of GVN; Tim Moynahan, Chairman of the Board of Directors; and Dr. Erica Saphire, Co-Director of the GVN Center of Excellence at The Scripps Research Institute and one of the leading researchers on Ebola in the United States.
Mathew Evins, a member of the Board of Directors, moderated questions from audience that included Gina Adams, Corporate Vice President Government Affairs, Fedex, and member of the Board of Directors of GVN, the Washington Post’sRoxanne Roberts and FishbowlDC’s new editor Damon Marx.
One of the new stars of Marie Claire’s 50 Most Connected Women , Ferial Govashiri, was one of the most popular at their New Guard lunch Thursday at Hearst Tower.
WHC Insider Editor Tammy Haddad with New Guard Honoree Ferial Govashiri
Washington super lobbyist Liz Robbins, joined Marie Claire consultant Alyssa Mastromonaco and SKDK’s Audrey Gelman. Two other favorites were SKDK’s Lindsey Green and Bloomberg’s Stephanie Ruhle while CNN’s Kate Bolduan charmed the crowd with baby pictures. Betsy Beers, Executive Producer of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder dazzled the crowd with a inspiring a speech about how television saved her life.
Curl up with the new Marie Claire this weekend and memorize the New Guard. You will want to meet them.
Washington mourns the loss of Ben Bradlee, the man who made them run to read the Washington Post every morning.
Ben Bradlee, Washington Post editor with his son, Quinn on April 15, 2009
Mikey Dickerson,Megan Smith, Hilary Rosen, Tammy Haddad, Kara Swisher, Lucky Carney
Vicki Kennedy, Rita Braver, Bob Barnett, Jeremy Bash
One of Google’s top thinkers, Megan Smith, joined the White House as Chief Technology Officer and Saturday night Washington rolled out the Design Cuisine treats for a proper welcome for Ms. Smith.
Hilary Rosen, Hunter and Kathleen Biden, Kara Swisher, Tammy Haddad and Edie and Walt Mossberg introduced Ms.Smith to some of Washington’s top influentials and media.
See the slide show to the left of this post for more photos.