Rockefeller University

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Rockefeller University was founded by John D. Rockefeller. The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research was incorporated on June 14, 1901. It was the first institution in the United States devoted solely to biomedical research. It was later renamed Rockefeller University and has contributed to 23 Nobel Prizes and numerous other awards. [1]

History of pharmaceutical interests

In the early half of the 20th century, petrochemical giants organized a coup on the medical research facilities, hospitals and universities. The Rockefeller family sponsored research and donated sums to universities and medical schools which had drug based research. They further extended this policy to foreign universities and medical schools where research was drug based through their "International Education Board". Establishments and research which were were not drug based were refused funding and soon dissolved in favor of the lucrative pharmaceutical industry. [2]

The Rockefeller Foundation was originally set up in 1904 as the General Education Fund. The RF was later formed in 1910 and issued a charter in 1913 with the help of Rockefeller millions. Subsequently, the foundation placed it's own "nominees" in federal health agencies and set the stage for the "reeducation" of the public. [3] See also Rockefeller Foundation.

Animal testing

Rockefeller University does animal testing.

Facility information, progress reports & USDA-APHIS reports

For links to copies of this facility's U.S. Department of Agriculture reports indicating species, number of animals used and other information, see also Facility Reports and Information: Rockefeller University, New York, NY [4]

USDA AWA reports

As of May 26, 2009, the USDA began posting all inspection reports for animal breeders, dealers, exhibitors, handlers, research facilities and animal carriers by state. See also USDA Animal Welfare Inspection Reports.

Corporate Officers


Trustees Emeriti

(+ Chairman Emeritus/Ex officio/non-voting member) [6]


Web address:

Articles & sources

Sourcewatch articles


  1. History, Rockefeller University, accessed December 28, 2007.
  2. Ivan Fraser, Mark Beeston The Pharmaceutical Racket, Biblioteca Plaeyades, accessed April 2010
  3. Hans Reusch The Truth About the Rockefeller Drug Empire: The Drug Story, CIVIS Foundation Report number 15, Fall-Winter 1993
  4. Facility Reports and Information: Rockefeller University, New York, NY, Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!, accessed January 2011
  5. Corporate Officers, Rockefeller University, accessed December 28, 2007.
  6. Trustees, Rockefeller University, accessed December 28, 2007.