George Seymour Beckwith Gilbert
"Beck", "Gil", "GSB"
829 Park Ave., New York, N.Y.
FEBRUARY 8, 1942


Phillipian, Advertising Manager 4; Phillipian, Ass. Adv. Mgr. 3; Phillipian, Adv. Board 1,2,3,4; Press Club 1,2,3,4; Press Club Vice-President 4; Press Club, Secretary-Treasurer 3; Phillips Society 1,2; J.V. Spring Track 2,3,4; J.V. Winter Track 2,3,4.

Degree(s): AB - Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs - 1963

MBA - NYU (evening session) - 1967

MS - Rockefeller University - Immunology - 2006

Also honorary member of the Graduating Class of 2004 at the Weill Cornell Medical College

Wife - Kitty - graduate of Bryn Mawr College and former Editor of the Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Children - Katharine (PA '98) - graduate of Princeton University and Rob - graduate of the Williston Northampton School

Grandchildren - None

Work - President, Field Point Capital Management Company (private equity firm). Involved in LBOs since 1972.

Community - Chairman, Board of Fellows of Harvard Medical School; Trustee, The Rockefeller University; Member of the Board of Directors of the Yale Cancer Center; and Member of the Board of Trustees of the Williston Northampton School.

Six Words - Fun, hard work, and exciting adventures

Essay - The smartest thing I ever did was to marry Kitty and have two great kids, Katharine and Rob. After a succesful career buying, managing, and turning around sick companies as a "business doctor", I decided to see if there was something I could do to make a difference.

While serving as the Founding Chairman of the American Lyme Disease Foundation (affiliated with New York Medical College), it became apparent there was a need to improve the productivity of medical research. However, the science underlying the practice of medicine is so complex - and so different from what we learned from Harper Follansbee - that I decided to go back to school to see if I could still learn something (it's like learning a foreign language). Cornell allowed me to audit the first two years of its medical school, and to take the tests, provided I didn't touch anyone. After two years at Cornell, I moved to Rockefeller where I was allowed to be a degree candidate, and received a Master of Science in Immunology degree (specializing in cancer) in June, 2006. During this period, I had also gotten involved with Harvard as a result of an investment, and the new Dean asked me to head up the Board of Fellows. Some of Harvard Medical School's objectives are to provide the best medical education for the best future doctors, using the most modern teaching techniques for our "video game"generation, to alleviate the human suffering caused by disease, and to reduce the burden of student debt. We have a lot on our plate, especially given the current economic situation. It's fun, worthwhile, and invigorating.


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