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.
Thursday, March 13, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Kelly Tappenden (University of Illinois)
Speakers: Leah Gramlich (Alberta Health Services North), Michael Johnson (Bayada Home Healthcare), Darius Lakdawalla (University of Southern California), Hélène Payette (Université de Sherbrooke), Tomas Philipson (University of Chicago), Carla Prado (Florida State University)
The conference will focus on malnutrition's clinical and economic impacts of prevention across the continuum of care; new approaches and interventions to integrated care; and, a health systems approach to delivery of nutrition interventions.
Monday, December 2, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speakers: Lawrence Brandt (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Martin Blaser (New York University Medical Center), Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello (New York University)
Join us to learn about our basic microbial ecology; how our gut bacteria are linked to diabetes and obesity; how newborns are first colonized by bacteria; and how treatments are changing people's lives one single-celled organism at a time.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Featuring: Alan Weisman
In his latest book, award-winning author Alan Weisman considers whether and how humans can sustainably thrive on Earth without crashing the global ecosystem. Traveling extensively, Weisman pursues the concept of a future balance between us and the world.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Louis N. Sorkin, Entomologist at the American Museum of Natural History
A recent UN Food and Agriculture Organization report proposes that entomophagy—insect eating—is a healthy and sustainable way to provide the world's population with protein. Join us as we learn all about what bugs make a tasty treat and sample some yourself!
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 | 7:45 AM - 6:00 PM
Speakers: Martin J. Blaser (New York University School of Medicine), Sir Harry Burns (Scottish Government, Scotland), Patrice D. Cani (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium), Fred H. Degnan (King & Spalding LLP), Joël Doré (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France), Jane A. Foster (McMaster University, Canada), Gary Frost (Imperial College London, United Kingdom), Patricia L. Hibberd (Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts General Hospital for Children), John Hutton (University of York, United Kingdom), Todd Klaenhammer (North Carolina State University), David A. Mills (University of California, Davis), Max Nieuwdorp (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Bruno Pot (Institut Pasteur de Lille, France), Rowena Pullan (Pfizer Consumer Healthcare), Helen E. Raybould (University of California, Davis), Gregor Reid (Western University / Lawson Health Research Institute, Canada), David A. Relman (Stanford University School of Medicine), Andrew Serazin (Matatu LLC)
Explore research and policy strategies to translate scientific knowledge on the convergence of the microbiome, prebiotics, probiotics, and host physiology into nutritional and therapeutic applications for inflammation, obesity, diabetes, gastrointestinal disease, and malnutrition.
Speaker: Alan Weisman (Author)
Award-winning author Alan Weisman discussed his latest book, Countdown: Our Last Best Hope for a Future on Earth? In the book he considers whether and how humans can sustainably thrive on Earth without crashing the global ecosystem.
Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
This Annals volume presents short reviews of the functions of brown adipose tissue and its potential therapeutic value in obesity management.
Edited by Jaime Uribarri
(Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York)
This Annals volume explores the health implications of high dietary phosphorus intake for the general population and the current evidence associating excess phosphorus intake with potential risk for disease.
Free online access provided by the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science
Organizers: Sharon R. Akabas (Columbia University), Gerald Friedman (The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai), Martin Kohlmeier (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Charlotte A. Pratt (National Institutes of Health), Gwen Twillman (American Society for Nutrition), Mandana Arabi (The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science), and Brooke Grindlinger (The New York Academy of Sciences)
Nutrition training for medical professionals is often inadequate. This eBriefing explores how to improve curricula.
Locavorism is all the rage these days, but does science back it up? Is local food more nutritious? Can it improve our environment? And does it even taste better? This June, we invited a panel of experts from the New York area to find out.
The battle of wills to resist the last cupcake isn't the only one being waged over sugar. In fact, sugar—or fructose to be more precise—is one of the most hotly contested subjects in the world of nutrition. Find out why in the fifth edition of our nutrition series.
A few years ago, Resveratrol—a compound found in red wine and dark chocolate, among other foods—made a splash in the news as an anti-aging wonder and was soon after seized upon by marketers. But the truth is that research is still in its early stages. Dr. Joseph Baur leads us through the science behind the hype.
Trans fat, saturated fat, hydrogenated oil—such terms are plastered on food labels across the country. But what do any of them really mean? Find out all about fat in this episode of our nutrition series.
Translational Medicine Initiative
The Translational Medicine Initiative represents a three-year partnership between the New York Academy of Sciences and the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation to support the translation of basic science research into clinical applications.
Learn more at www.nyas.org/TransMed.