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USC Center For Applied Molecular Medicine To Honor Sumner Redstone And Murray Gell-Mann, Ph.D. At The Inaugural REBELS WITH A CAUSE Gala

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- USC Center for Applied Molecular Medicine honors Sumner M. Redstone and Nobel Laureate Murray Gell-Mann, Ph.D. at its REBELS WITH A CAUSE gala, September 19, 2012, at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.  The evening will raise funds to support the lifesaving research of David B. Agus, M.D., Director, USC Westside Cancer Center and USC Center for Applied Molecular Medicine.  Carmen A. Puliafito, M.D., M.B.A., Dean, Keck School of Medicine of USC is Honorary Co-Chair; Beverly and Robert Cohen Co-Chair.  The gala will feature performances by Tony Bennett and Neil Young; Tracey Ullman, emcees.

Sumner M. Redstone, Executive Chairman of Viacom and CBS Corporation has been Chairman of the Board of National Amusements since 1986, and CEO since 1967. He is a member of the Advisory Council for the ATAS Foundation and is on the Board of Trustees for The Paley Center for Media. He also served as COB of the National Association of Theatre Owners, and is currently a member of its Executive Committee. Before that, he was President of the Theatre Owners of America. Mr. Redstone was recently honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Mr. Redstone has devoted himself to a wide variety of civic and community affairs efforts, contributing over $150 million to worthy charities.

Murray Gell-Mann, Ph.D., is a Distinguished Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute as well as the Robert Andrews Millikan Professor Emeritus at the California Institute of Technology. In 2010, he was appointed Presidential Professor of physics and medicine at USC. In 1969 he received the Nobel Prize in physics for his work on the theory of elementary particles.  He is the author of The Quark and the Jaguar.

The goal of the USC Center for Applied Molecular Medicine is the development of novel treatment strategies for cancer.  The Center was implemented to enable multiple disciplines to work on treatment and the care of patients with cancer.  The program includes the clinical care of patients at the USC Westside Cancer Center and has team members with expertise spanning cancer biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, bioinformatics, computer science, electrical engineering, bioorganic chemistry, physics and applied mathematics.

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