Hospital Centennial Medal, 2010
The Rockefeller University Hospital Centennial Medal commemorates the scientific and medical advances that have come from Rockefeller faculty in the past 100 years. The obverse depicts the iconic entrance to the Hospital, which first opened its doors to patients on October 26, 1910, and the reverse contains images of select areas of inquiry and discovery by Rockefeller faculty that have had a major impact on human health. These images include DNA being released from an S. pneumoniae diplococcus (the cause of pneumococcal pneumonia), the HIV-1 virus, a dendritic cell, and the structures of cholesterol, heme, and methadone, in addition to an electrocardiogram (ECG) trace and the more general images of test tubes, a stethoscope, and a microscope.
Photo by Lubosh Stepanek
Hospital Centennial, medal