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  • Past Events

    February 5 - 6, 2016

    Learn Basic Computing Skills to Be More Effective in the Lab

    This is an event that will teach graduate students and postdocs basic computer programming techniques that will help them automate repetitive tasks and data analysis in the lab.

    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Cultivating Character: The Art of Living

    Featuring: Lisa Feldman Barrett (Northeastern University), Philip Kitcher (Columbia University), Valerie Tiberius (University of Minnesota)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    Philosopher of science Philip Kitcher joins Humean philosopher Valerie Tiberius and distinguished psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett to explore the role of wisdom in the interplay between positive emotions, virtues, and character.
     
    This event is sold out.

    Monday, February 1, 2016 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group

    Speakers: Alberto Ciccia (Columbia University Medical Center), Maria Jasin (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Jun Hyun Kim (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Alexandra Pinzaru (NYU School of Medicine), Richard Pomerantz (Temple University), Patrick Sung (Yale University)

    The Genome Integrity Discussion Group provides a forum for interactions between basic and clinical research groups working on chromosome biology and function, and at the interface between chromosome integrity and onset and progression of malignancy.

    Monday, February 1, 2016 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society February 2016 Meeting

    The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.

    Saturday, January 30, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Risky Business — The Future of Biopharmaceutical Innovation

    This event gives professionals from across the biopharmaceutical space — from scientists and industry executives, through healthcare providers and insurers to investors — a visceral understanding of how biopharma innovation dynamics are evolving, mimicking decision-making under pressure in a complex and changing environment.

    Monday, January 25, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    The Strange Case of Homo Naledi, Our Newest Extinct Relative

    Speakers: William Harcourt-Smith (American Museum of Natural History) and Scott Williams (New York University)
    Discussant: Leslie C. Aiello (Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research)

    The Academy's Anthropology Section is the crossroads for four-field anthropologists in the greater New York area.

    Thursday, January 21, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

    The New York Structural Biology Discussion Group 11th Winter Meeting

    Speakers: David Eliezer (Weill Cornell Medical College), Andras Fiser (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Ruben Gonzalez (Columbia University), Balasubramanian Harish (Princeton University), Ron Koder (City College of New York), Filippo Mancia (Columbia University), Smita Patel (Rutgers University), Stefano Piana-Agostinetti (D.E. Shaw Research), Betsy Speltz (Yale University), Corey Wilson (Yale University)

    The New York Area Structural Biology Discussion Group convenes twice annually and presents talks and poster sessions from graduate students, postdocs, and laboratory heads.

    Monday, January 11, 2016 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society January 2016 Meeting

    Speakers: Hugh Evans and Joseph E. LeDoux

    The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.

    January 7 - 8, 2016

    Data Science, Learning, and Applications to Biomedical & Health Sciences

    Assess the state-of-the-art in data analytics, related challenges, and proposed solutions to accelerate progress for "Big Data" technology within the fields of neuroscience, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.

    Wednesday, December 16, 2015 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Teaching Kids to Program with KIBO

    Keynote Speakers: Marina Umaschi Bers (Tufts University), Meghan Groome (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    This training will teach educators how to use KIBO, an instructional tool, to connect programming with arts and culture.

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    The Moral Animal: Virtue, Vice & Human Nature

    This Event is Sold Out

    Featuring Heather Berlin (Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital), Christian Miller (Wake Forest University), Michael Shermer (Chapman University), and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Duke University)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    Is a basic model of human nature necessary to navigate the good life? Philosophers Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Christian Miller, neuroscientist Heather Berlin, and science writer Michael Shermer examine our moral ecology and its influence on assumptions about human nature.

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM

    GLP-1 Treatment for Diabetes and Beyond

    Speakers: David D'Alessio (Duke University), Richard DiMarchi (Indiana University), Jean-Philippe Fortin (Pfizer Global), Keld Fosgerau (Zealand Pharma A/S), Matthew R. Hayes (Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania), George G. Holz (State University of New York), Beat Jucker (GlaxoSmithKline), Dong Seok Kim (National Institute on Aging / Peptron Inc), Lotte Bjerre Knudsen (Novo Nordisk), Patrick M. Sexton (Monash University), Konrad Talbot (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center)

    GLP-1 receptor agonists have improved treatment options in type 2 diabetes, although realizing their promise in other areas remains challenging. This symposium highlights preclinical and clinical breakthroughs and opportunities for drug development.

    Monday, December 7, 2015 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group

    Speakers: Jean Gautier (Columbia University Medical Center), Olga A. Guryanova (Weill Cornell Medical College), Jaspreet S. Khurana (Princeton University), Hannah Klein (NYU Langone Medical Center), Neal Lue (Weill-Cornell Medical College), Dirk Remus (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)

    The Genome Integrity Discussion Group provides a forum for interactions between basic and clinical research groups working on chromosome biology and function, and at the interface between chromosome integrity and onset and progression of malignancy.

    Monday, December 7, 2015 | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society Annual Holiday Luncheon

    The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.

    Friday, December 4, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

    Managing Disease-Related Lean Body Mass Loss through Clinical and Nutrition Interventions

    Speakers: Melissa J. Benton (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs), David Evans (The Ohio State University), Gordon Jensen (The Pennsylvania State University), Robert Martindale (Oregon Health & Science University Healthcare), Peter A. McCullough (Dallas Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital), Gerard Mullin (Johns Hopkins Medicine), Dennis H. Sullivan (University of Arkansas), Paul Wischmeyer (University of Colorado School of Medicine)

    Lean Body Mass Loss Clinical and Nutrition Interventions

    Thursday, November 19, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

    Little Beans, Big Opportunities: Realizing the Potential of Pulses to Meet Today's Global Health Challenges

    Speakers: Seth Adu-Afarwuah (University of Ghana), Vincent Amanor-Boadu (Kansas State University), Richard Black (PepsiCo), Laurette Dubé (McGill University), Allan Hruska (United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization), PK Joshi (International Food Policy Research Institute), Mark J Manary (Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis), Danielle Nierenberg (Food Tank), Sonny Ramaswamy (USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture), John L. Sievenpiper (University of Toronto), Joanne Slavin (University of Minnesota)

    This inaugural conference will look at the role of pulses in healthy and sustainable diets, examine how pulses can make critical contributions to public health, and explore opportunities for enhancing these benefits broadly through food system innovations.

    Monday, November 16, 2015 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Current Evidence on Non-caloric Sweeteners and their Health Implications

    Speakers: Kiyah Duffey (Virginia Tech), Gary D. Foster (Weight Watchers International, Inc), John Glendinning (Barnard College), Rick Mattes (Purdue University)

    This evening event will unpack current scientific research from multiple disciplines, regarding the effect of non-caloric sweeteners currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in foods and beverages in the United States, on weight management and health.

    Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Grantsmanship for Postdocs

    Keynote Speaker: Jaime Rubin (Columbia University)

    Join Science Alliance and NYWiSTEM for the Grantsmanship workshop. During this evening seminar, Dr. Jaime Rubin will focus on best practices for effective grantsmanship, specifically applied to the NIH K99/R00 career transition grant application.

    Monday, November 2, 2015 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society November 2015 Meeting

    The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.

    October 28 - 29, 2015

    Pre-Approval Access: Can Compassion, Business, and Medicine Coexist?

    This 2-day colloquium will explore challenges surrounding pre-approval access to investigational medicines in a series of debates featuring prominent representatives of governments, pharmaceutical companies, patient groups, NGOs, and foundations.