Thursday, June 6, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Organizers: Sharon Akabas (Columbia University), Gerald Friedman (The Mount Sinai Hospital), Martin Kohlmeier (University of North Carolina), Charlotte Pratt (National Institute of Health), Gwen Twillman (American Society for Nutrition), Mandana Arabi (The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science), Brooke Grindlinger (The New York Academy of Sciences)
This conference aims to revisit the current nutrition curricula for health professionals and to explore how trainings can better provide the skills necessary for implementing the array of preventative and therapeutic nutrition interventions available. Presented as part of the Translational Medicine Initiative.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 | 7:45 AM - 6:00 PM
In-house event is SOLD OUT! Register for the live webinar.
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.
Thursday, May 23, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speakers: Steve Ettlinger (Author), Dwight Eschliman (Photographer), J. Kenji Lopez-Alt (Serious Eats)
Moderator: Dan Pashman (Journalist)
Whether it's mined from deep in the earth or grown on a farm, the ingredients in modern food have to come from somewhere. Join us as we learn just where some of the ingredients in your favorite snacks come from and just how combining certain elements can lead to either a food fantasy or fatal fare! Part of the Science and the Seven Deadly Sins Series.
April 3 - 4, 2013
Organizers: Maureen Black (University of Maryland), Kathryn Dewey (University of California at Davis), Lia Fernald (University of California at Berkeley), Sally McGregor (University College London), Ted Wachs (Purdue University), Susan Walker (University of the West Indies), Aisha Yousafzai (Aga Khan University), Mandana Arabi (The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science)
This conference will investigate evidence about integrating interventions for optimal early childhood development. Speakers will discuss methods, timing, measurement, scaling up and other topics during interactive sessions with the audience.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tom Vanderbilt (author), Hunter Reed (FASTNYC), Kaid Benfield (Natural Resource Defense Council), Mariela Alfonzo (Polytechnic Institute at New York University)
Join a panel of scientists, urban planners, and fitness experts for a talk on how designing and building better cities and towns may make us a healthier—and leaner—nation. Part of the Science and the Seven Deadly Sins Series.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speakers: Sheng Bi (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine), Sheila Collins (Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, Diabetes and Obesity Research Center), Abdul G. Dulloo (University of Fribourg), Vicente Gilsanz (Children's Hospital Los Angeles), Andrew C. Larner (Virginia Commonwealth University), David A. Price, Pfizer, Inc, Devanjan Sikder (Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, Diabetes and Obesity Research Center), J. Enrique Silva (Tufts University School of Medicine), Bruce M Spiegelman (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School), Anne-Ulrike Trendelenburg (Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Yu-Hua Tseng (Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School), Richard L. Veech (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism/NIH)
This conference will present recent research exploring adipogenesis focusing on brown adipose tissue, and will explore its implications in diet-induced obesity.
Moderator: Tom Vanderbilt (Author)
Panelists: Mariela Alfonzo (Polytechnic Institute at New York University), Kaid Benfield (Natural Resources Defense Council), and Hunter Reed (FAST NYC)
As part of the Academy's Science and the Seven Deadly Sins series, a panel discussed urban design in NYC and explored how the built environment affects public health.
Organizers: Jaime Uribarri (The Mount Sinai School of Medicine), Mona S. Calvo (U.S. Food and Drug Administration), and Mandana Arabi (The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science)
The availability of dietary phosphorus has increased because of its widespread use as an additive in processed foods. Explore whether hyperphosphatemia has health implications at the population level.
Edited by Alvin C. Powers
(Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee) and Rexford S. Ahima
(University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
In-depth review articles on timely topics in obesity and diabetes research.
Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
This Annals volume presents the following three meeting reports (1) Biomarkers in nutrition: new frontiers in research and application; (2) The new revolution in toxicology: The good, the bad, and the ugly; and (3) Neuroprotection after cerebral ischemia.
Free online access provide by the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science
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.