Thursday, April 16, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Frank Hu (Harvard School of Public Health)
Speakers: Brian Bennett (University of North Carolina), Kevin Hall (National Institutes of Health), Rudolph Leibel (Columbia University), Patricia Mabry (National Institutes of Health), Anne McCartney (University of Reading), Christina A. Roberto (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)
This one-day conference will highlight the connection between nutrition and the complex science of preventing disease. Speakers will focus on promotion of optimal metabolic health, building on input from several complementary disciplines.
May 14 - 15, 2015 | Spain
Speakers and Session Chairs: Matthew Baylis (University of Liverpool), Jose A. Centeno (The Joint Pathology Center, US Department of Defense), Peter John Diggle (Lancaster University), Kristie L. Ebi (University of Washington), Carlos Pérez García-Pando (International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University), Elisabet Lindgren (Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University), George Luber (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Jane Olwoch (University of Pretoria), Mercedes Pascual (University of Chicago), Richard Paul (Institut Pasteur), A. Townsend Peterson (The University of Kansas), Jan C. Semenza (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)), Jeffrey Shaman (Columbia University), Cassandra De Young (UN Food and Agricultural Organization)
Discover the latest research on climate change and its effects on human health, including vulnerability due to extreme weather events, land-use change and agricultural production, variable epidemiology of parasites and infectious diseases, and climate-altering pollutants.
Friday, October 16, 2015 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Rogan Kersh (Wake Forest University)
Speakers: Sanjay Basu (Stanford Prevention Research Center), Jason Block (Harvard Department of Population Medicine), Matthew Harding (Duke Sanford School for Public Policy), Terry Huang (CUNY School of Public Health)
Well-informed nutrition policy decisions which consider scientific evidence should strive for effective policies that improve health outcomes on a large scale. This one-day conference will focus on emerging research methodology, how to interpret research outcomes and how these can be used to inform policy.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Moderator: Michael H. Levine (Executive Director, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop)
Panelists: Patricia K. Kuhl (Co-Director, Institute for Learning and Behavioral Sciences (ILABS), University of Washington; Co-author, "The Scientist in the Crib: What Early Learning Tells Us About the Mind."), Patti Miller (Director, Too Small to Fail Initiative for the Clinton Foundation), Dana Suskind (Director, Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program at the University of Chicago and Founder and Director, Thirty Million Words Initiative)
By the time they are 3, children from low-income families hear 30 million fewer words than their high-income peers. Join us for a public panel discussion on early childhood development and strategies to boost school readiness for all children.
Thursday, November 6, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Keynote Speakers: Robert E. Brackett (Illinois Institute of Technology), Frank Yiannas (Walmart)
Speakers: Carol Byrd-Bredbenner (Rutgers University), Benjamin Chapman (North Carolina State University), Marjorie Nolan Cohn (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics), Jeff Farber (Bureau of Microbial Hazards, Health Canada), Linda J. Harris (UC Davis), Tanya Roberts (Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention), Victoria Salin (Texas A&M University), Manpreet Singh (Purdue University), William Sperber (The Friendly Microbiologist LLC)
This conference will discuss issues of food security, economics, policy and communication related to food safety.
Monday, September 22, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Dan Beaudry
Interested in hearing how H-1B sponsorship happens from the inside? Dan Beaudry, former head of campus recruiting at Monster.com, shares the potent job search system used by many international students and postdocs to find U.S. employment.
Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speakers: Parker Emerson (Yale University), Joann Halpern (German Center for Research and Innovation), Terrie Taylor (Michigan State University)
A new and exciting event that will provide an introduction to communicating and networking with scientists and professionals from different cultures.
Organizers: Cynthia Duggan (The New York Academy of Sciences), Maike Stenull (Johnson & Johnson), and George Vradenburg (Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer's Disease)
Keynote Speaker: Dennis Gillings (World Dementia Council)
This eBriefing explores new public and private funding mechanisms to meet the challenges of financing AD research and care.
and William Solecki
Increasing resiliency of New York City to a range of climate risks in the coming decades
Keynote Speakers: Robert E. Brackett (Illinois Institute of Technology) and Frank Yiannas (Wal-Mart Stores Inc.)
This eBriefing considers issues of food security, economics, policy, and communication related to food safety.
Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
This Annals volume presents two meeting reports: (1) Influencing circadian and sleep–wake regulation for prevention and intervention in mood and anxiety disorders: what makes a good homeostat?; and (2) One Medicine One Science: a framework for exploring challenges at the intersection of animals, humans, and the environment.
With our economy a shambles and our environment threatened, is there any reason to be optimistic about the future? Matt Ridley says there's scientific proof to say we should be.
According to the New York City Panel on Climate Change, global warming could have a big impact on the five boroughs. Three experts discuss the Panel's recent findings, and tell us what weather and policy changes to expect.
Richard Dawkins launches his newest book in the third S&C Provocative Thinkers in Science event. He argues evolution is an indisputable fact, despite nearly half of Americans believing the opposite.
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.