“The study of depression and the brain is the last frontier of medicine. Although doctors couldn’t find a cure for my mother’s psychic pain in her lifetime, I feel confident that with the progressive direction of our research and the encouragement of “out-of-the-box” scientific thinking, in my lifetime we will make significant strides, providing hope and help to everyone who is touched by depression.”
Audrey Gruss is also President of The Audrey and Martin Gruss Foundation, which she and her husband established twenty years ago as a private philanthropic foundation to support a wide range of charitable activities, especially focusing on the cultural arts, education and medical research. Mrs. Gruss brought the skills of her executive experience in the fields of international marketing and advertising to the non-profit arena. She was the former co-owner and President of Terme di Saturnia, Inc., an international scientifically–focused skincare firm. She established the marketing tie-in between the Terme di Saturnia Spa in Italy with the Doral Hotels, to create the Doral Saturnia Spa Resort in Miami. She previously served as a marketing and advertising executive at J.P. Stevens, Revlon and as Director of Advertising and Creative Services Worldwide for Elizabeth Arden. Mrs. Gruss graduated with honors from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. A Fellow of Tufts University, she established the Audrey Butvay Gruss Science Award for women.