Thursday, November 19, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Speakers: Seth Adu-Afarwuah (University of Ghana), Vincent Amanor-Boadu (Kansas State University), Richard Black (PepsiCo), Laurette Dubé (McGill University), Corinna Hawkes (City University London), 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.
Friday, June 19, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speakers: Joel Ackelsberg (NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene), Eric Alm (Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Martin J. Blaser (New York University Langone Medical Center), Ilana Brito (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Jane Carlton (New York University Center for Genomics and Systems Biology), Rumi Chunara (New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering), Laurie Garrett (Council on Foreign Relations), Jack Gilbert (Argonne National Laboratory), Jo Handelsman (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy), Curtis Huttenhower (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health), W. Ian Lipkin (Center for Infection and Immunity, Columbia University), Juan Maestre (The University of Texas at Austin), Christopher Mason (Institute for Computational Biomedicine, Weill Cornell Medical College), Paula Olsiewski (Alfred P. Sloan Foundation), Rachel Poretsky (University of Illinois at Chicago), Coby Schal (North Carolina State University Department of Entomology)
Efforts to map all of the genetic information of microbial communities that make up the urban genome—from kiosks and subways, to soil and sewage—seek to improve the health and productivity of the built environments in which we live.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Barbara Burlingame, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Speakers: David Berry (Flagship Ventures), Jessica Fanzo (Columbia University), Gabor Forgacs (University of Missouri-Columbia), Dennis Miller (Cornell University), Prabhu Pingali (Cornell University), Mark Post (Maastricht University), Charles Schasteen (DuPont Nutrition & Health), Jean Steiner (United States Department of Agriculture), Josip Simunovic (North Carolina State University), Anna Thalacker-Mercer (Cornell University), Irvin Widders (Michigan State University), Guoyao Wu (Texas A&M University)
Studying the protein supply chain to improve dietary quality.
December 17 - 18, 2012
Keynote Speakers: Francesco Branca (The World Health Organization), Jean-Pierre Habicht (Cornell University), Robert E. Black (Johns Hopkins University)
This conference will explore the continuum starting from identifying research gaps in science, to dissemination, advocacy and eventually influencing policies and practices.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Moderator: Robert LaValva (New Amsterdam Market)
Speakers: Brian Halweil (Editor, Edible Brooklyn), Peter Hoffman (Chef/Owner, Savoy & Back Forty), Robert LaValva (New Amsterdam Market), Jennifer G. Phillips (Bard Center for Environmental Policy)
From improved nutrition to better environmental stewardship, local food systems have been offered as a panacea for much of what ails us. Join us for a panel discussion, with experts from across the local food community, on the intersection of the science and culture of local food. There will be a tasting after the discussion.
Keynote Speakers: Christopher Dye (World Health Organization) and Elisabet Lindgren (Stockholm University, Sweden)
This eBriefing explores health risks associated with climate change and strategies for adapting to its effects.
and William Solecki
Increasing resiliency of New York City to a range of climate risks in the coming decades
Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
This Annals volume presents four reports: (1) Alzheimer's Disease Research and Development: a Call for a New Research Roadmap; (2) Economic Analysis of Opportunities to Accelerate Alzheimer's Disease Research and Development; (3) Nanomedicines: Addressing the Scientific and Regulatory Gap; and (4) The Science and Policy of Critical Loads of Pollutant Deposition to Protect Ecosystems in New York.
September 11, 2015
Understanding nutrition's impact on health requires an intricate knowledge of all the different systems within the human body. Learn how a systems approach to nutrition could change the field.
A recent conference held at the Academy asked a downright outrageous question: Can dementia be prevented by making changes to your diet? In this podcast we look at what the answers might be.
In the second of a two-part series, experts look at the links between health and nutrition. They examine everything from how nutrition impacts hospital stays, to cancer and aging, to developing food science innovations, and improving diet.
March 2, 2010
Climate and weather are important components of complex ecosystems, and with these changes, the dynamic balance between the living components of ecosystems is often disturbed. Experts in climate change, climate policy, emerging infectious diseases and public health discussed the relevant and pressing issues that we as a global community face as the planet's climate is altered.
April 22, 2009
Green architects and engineers are working to balance energy consumption and generation at the level of individual buildings. But how do we define "zero" energy, and how can we reach this goal?