The Hymen Milgrom Supporting Organization (HMSO)

The Hymen Milgrom Supporting Organization, which funds the Successful Pathways from School to Work research initiative, was created with a $17-million gift from the estate of Hymen T. Milgrom. It was established to help achieve the goal of making urban public education more effective at preparing students to succeed in the modern labor market, under the leadership of the University of Chicago. The HMSO is comprised of two representatives of the Milgrom family, two representatives of the University of Chicago, and one outside member. Information on its current members can be found below. 

Susan C. Levine, Rebecca Anne Boylan Professor of Education and Society in the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago

Susan C. Levine, the Rebecca Anne Boylan Professor of Education and Society in the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago, is the inaugural faculty director of UChicago SLC. She serves as the co-PI of the Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center, an NSF Science of Learning Center. Her research focuses on the development of early mathematical thinking, including numerical and spatial aspects of math, and how variations in home and school input relate to children’s learning in this domain. Dr. Levine also studies the efects of early parent-child language interactions on the language and cognitive development of children who have incurred a pre- or perinatal brain injury. She has recently summarized these findings in a series of articles and in a co-authored book entitled Neural Plasticity and Cognitive Development: Insights from Children with Perinatal Brain Injury.

Jeanne C. Marsh, George Herbert Jones Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration (SSA)

Jeanne C. Marsh is the George Herbert Jones Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration (SSA). She received the M.S.W. and Ph.D. (Social Work and Psychology) and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. At the University of Chicago, she served as Dean of SSA (1988-98, 2005-2010) and currently serves as Director of the Center for Health Administration Studies, a health and social policy and practice research center. Her research focuses on policy and services innovation and reform, the relation of service delivery to program outcome and pathways to health, education and social service integration. She served as President of the Society for Social Work and Research (2010-14) and currently serves as Fellow and Board member of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. Awards and honors include NASW Award for Excellence in Social Work Research; Fellow and Alumni Board member Leadership Greater Chicago; visiting professorships at Clare Hall, Cambridge University and Sciences Po Paris.

Charles Milgrom, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

Charles Milgrom is a professor of orthopaedics at the Hebrew University Medical School in Jerusalem. He is the author of two books and more than 100 papers on overuse injuries, stress fractures, cumulative microdamage and finite element bone models. He is an active officer in the reserves of the Israel Defence Forces and is a specialist in military medical research and development. He is the founder of several Israeli tech sector start-up companies. He, like his father Hymen Milgrom, is a graduate of the College of the University of Chicago.

Paxton Quigley, Author

Paxton Quigley, daughter of Hymen Milgrom, is the author of six published books, including the best seller, Armed & Female. She hosted The Paxton Quigley Empowerment Hour radio show and co-hosted the Alive Radio Show, KMPC, Los Angeles. Paxton appeared on Oprah, Charlie Rose, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, etc. and was profiled on 60 Minutes and Wall St. Journal. Paxton was Director of Community Relations for Playboy Enterprises, Inc. and reported to Christie Hefner. She has a BS degree from Northwestern in Communications and a Masters from University of Chicago in Anthropology. A member of the NYC Central Park Conservancy’s Women’s Committee, a Trustee of the Washington Institute for Middle East Policy, Washington, D.C. and a Core Committee member of the Perez Art Museum, Miami, she is also co-owner of Country Sun Organic Foods Supermarket, Palo Alto, CA. 

Andrea Rozran Yablon, President, Diversified Health Resources, Inc.

Andrea Rozran Yablon has been a Principal of Diversified Health Resources since co-founding the company in 1979. She is a Vice-Chair of the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and currently serves as Chair of its Audit Committee as well as its Fund for Innovation in Health, which administers an endowment grant to Federation agencies from the Michael Reese Health Trust, where she is a Director.  She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Weiss Memorial Hospital Foundation.  She is a long-time member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago as well as having served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Federations of North America.  Andrea received a B.A. from the University of Michigan, an M.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and completed coursework for a Ph.D. in Educational Psycholinguistics at the University of Chicago.

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