In a special video address, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the creation of the NeXXt Scholars Initiative, an innovative education initiative designed to encourage women from countries with predominantly Muslim populations to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers at U.S. women's colleges.
On November 16, 2011, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the New York Academy of Sciences presented "The Forever War: Malaria versus The World," a half-day symposium highlighting the global challenge of malaria, which kills approximately one million people each year worldwide. The event also marked the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, a state-of-the-art research facility dedicated to the treatment, prevention, control, and cure of this deadly disease.
Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of the City of New York, delivered the symposium's welcome address.
Scientific organizers, speakers, and participants at the New York Academy of Sciences' June 2011 conference on Chronic Inflammatory and Neuropathic Pain talk to the Pain Channel about the importance of scientific conferences such as this one in fostering information sharing and collaborations to advance our understanding of the etiology, mechanism(s), and treatment of chronic inflammatory and neuropathic pain. Highlights of this conference, presented by The New York Academy of Sciences, MedImmune, and Grünenthal Gmbh, will be published shortly as 1) an online Meeting Report in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, and as 2) a comprehensive multimedia report (eBriefing) with a selection of speakers' slides and audio.
At the Fourth Annual Parkinson's Disease Therapeutics conference, jointly presented by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research and the New York Academy of Sciences in fall, 2010, Michael J. Fox, actor, advocate and founder of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, thanked prominent Parkinson's researchers gathered at the Academy and encouraged them to continue their vital work towards a cure for Parkinson's.
At the NYAS March 2011 Music, Science and Medicine conference,
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and 2010 Blavatnik Award winner, Daniela Schiller, talks to Roger Bingham about how she got into science and reviews research in modifying fear memories.
At the NYAS March 2011 Music, Science and Medicine conference, speaker Nina Kraus, Hugh Knowles Chair in Audiology at Northwestern University, discusses the long lasting effects that musical experience has on nervous system development which impact very basic communication skills.
At the NYAS March 2011 Music, Science and Medicine conference, scientific co-organizer, Joseph LeDoux, Director of the Center for the Neuroscience of Fear and Anxiety, talks about his "heavy mental" band, the Amygdaloids, which plays all original songs about mind and brain disorders. LeDoux discusses his research into fear and emotion, what the Amygdala does and what functional imaging tells us.
National Institute on Aging Deputy Director Marie Bernard explains why the aging of America over the coming decades will place unprecedented strains on the U.S. healthcare system.
Nobel laureate Peter Agre surveys some examples of pressing problems in the United States and around the world arising from threats to water supplies.
In 2003, the New York Harbor School opened as the city's first public high school with a curriculum focused exclusively on the local marine environment. With dozens of partners, the Harbor School has made the restoration of the local oyster population to self-sustaining levels the centerpiece of its unique marine science and technology curriculum.
Interested in starting your own company? Listen to Dr. Joshua Spodek discusses his exciting path from a PhD in physics to a career as entrepreneur.
Interested in working in science and international policy? Dr. Dana Perkins discusses her extensive career in government and provides advice on how you can transition from the bench and into the exciting world of policy.
Interested in promoting the next generation of researchers through innovative education initiatives? Dr. Oscar Pineda-Catalan, Manager of the American Museum of Natural History's Science Research Mentoring Program, discusses the importance of engaging youth in science education and how to develop skills to be an effective educator and mentor that can help young professionals to develop alternative careers in science.
Are you interested in informal science programs? Do you want to help create a larger science community? Dr. Jeanne Garbarino, Director of Science Outreach at The Rockefeller University, explains how her interest in science communication—via blogging, social media and research programs—has helped her reach new audiences.
Dream of independence and your own company? Human Workflows and SciPhD co-founder Randy Ribaudo discusses the rewards and challenges of entrepreneurship, and how scientists can apply their problem-solving skills—and improve their communication skills—to successfully start and run a business.
Interested in the business of science or how research programs get designed, funded, and managed? Hear Mike Holland discuss how he went from imaging aluminum uptake in soybean roots to overseeing multi-billion dollar federal research programs.
Interested in translating your science critical thinking skills to the market? Listen to Caroline Corner describe how she left the lab bench to break into the finance industry as an equity research analyst and consultant.
Want to learn more about consulting? Hear Jeremy Buzzard, a PhD in molecular and cellular biology, talk about his career in management consulting as a partner at McKinsey & Co.
Not ready to leave the bench after grad school? Find out how training in an industry lab versus an academic lab compares from Justin Hall, currently a postdoctoral fellow at Pfizer.
Intrigued by the forensic scientists on shows like CSI? Find out what the job's really like from criminalist Craig O'Connor, who joined the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in NYC after earning a PhD in genetics.
If you're thinking about a career in academia, find out how Rachel O'Neill transitioned from her postdoc to a faculty position, as well as the benefits and challenges of this path.
Hear Laura Malisheski discuss how she transitioned from her postdoc in neuroscience to advising others on their career paths.
If working with scientists to patent their inventions sounds appealing, hear Ryan Murphey talk about how you can get into intellectual property law with a PhD.
For those with a passion for communicating science: Beth Schachter details her journey as an assistant professor who left the bench to pursue a career in science communications.
If teaching is your calling, tune in to Ellen Cohn, an immunologist, talk about her transition into teaching middle school science.
Want to be a journal editor? Listen to Brooke Grindlinger discuss her path from being a PhD in microbiology to an editor at the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Interested in publishing? Hear Jennifer Henry discuss how she went from studying plant molecular biology to being a publishing manager at Nature.