• Events 

    Thursday, October 8, 2015 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    A New Science of Happiness: The Paradox of Pleasure

    Featuring: Kim Azzarelli (Cornell Law School), Darrin McMahon (Dartmouth College), and Barry Schwartz (Swarthmore College)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    How does the relationship between happiness and pleasure shape our quest to lead the good life? Attorney Kim Azzarelli, historian Darrin McMahon, and psychologist Barry Schwartz discuss their research on happiness, pleasure, and the coveted good life.

    Thursday, October 15, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Advances in Human Microbiome Science

    Speakers: Jonathan Braun (University of CaliforniaLos Angeles), Rudolph Clerval (Enterome), Stanislav Dusko Ehrlich (King's College London), Michael A. Fischbach (University of California, San Francisco), Andy Goodman (Yale School of Medicine), Randy Longman (Weill Cornell Medical College), Sarkis Mazmanian (California Institute of Technology), Paul O'Toole (University College Cork), R. Balfour Sartor (University of North Carolina School of Medicine)

    In the human colon, the microbiome forms one of the densest bacterial ecosystems known in nature. This symposium will highlight recent research innovations and therapeutic applications from the microbiome with a focus on gut health.

    Friday, October 16, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM

    Towards Evidence-based Nutrition and Obesity Policy: Methods, Implementation, and Political Reality

    Keynote Speakers: Sonia Angell (New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene), Rogan Kersh (Wake Forest University)
    Speakers: Eliza Barclay (NPR), Sanjay Basu (Stanford University), Julia Belluz (, Jason P. Block (Harvard Medical School), Juan Angel Rivera Dommarco (National Institute of Public Health, Mexico), Helena Bottemiller Evich (Politico), Matthew Harding (Duke University), Terry Huang (CUNY School of Public Health), Nancy Huehnergarth (Nancy F. Huehnergarth Consulting), Barbara Laraia (University of California Berkeley), Jeff Niederdeppe (Cornell University)

    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.

    October 18 - 22, 2015

    Tenth Cooley's Anemia Symposium

    Keynote Speakers: Maria Domenica Cappellini (University of Milan) and Stuart H. Orkin (Boston Children's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)
    Speakers: Emanuele Angelucci (Cancer Hospital "Armando Businco," Cagliari), Jodie L. Babitt (Massachusetts General Hospital), Jonathan M. Barasch (Columbia University), Daniel E. Bauer (Boston Children's Hospital; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Harvard Medical School), Sunil Bhandari (Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Hull York Medical School), Caterina Borgna-Pignatti (University of Ferrara), Farid Boulad (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center), Marina Cavazzana-Calvo (Hospital Necker, University Paris Descartes), David H.K. Chui (Boston University School of Medicine), Thomas D. Coates (Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine), Ann Dean (National Institutes of Health), David Dinan (Nemours Children’s Hospital), Alexander (Hal) Drakesmith (Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford), Kathleen Durst (Cooley's Anemia Foundation), Giuliana Ferrari (San Raffaele-Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy), Steven Flamm (Northwestern Medical Center), Mark D. Fleming (Boston Children's Hospital), Ellen B. Fung (UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland), Andrea Giusti (Galliera Hospital), Olivier Hermine (Hospital Necker, University Paris Descartes), Doug Higgs (University of Oxford), Eldad Arie Hod (Columbia University), Janet L. Kwiatkowski (The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania), Ashutosh (Ash) Lal (University of California San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland), Roberto Machado (University of Illinois College of Medicine), Takahiro Maeda (Brigham and Women's Hospital), Punam Malik (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital), Jeffery L. Miller (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases), David G. Nathan (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute), Elizabeth (Ella) Nemeth (University of California, Los Angeles), Ellis Neufeld (Boston Children's Hospital), Arthur Nienhuis (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital), Dudley Pennell (Imperial College London), Antonio Piga (Torino University), John Porter (University College London Hospitals), Scott Reeder (University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health), Stefano Rivella (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia), Thomas M. Ryan (The University of Alabama at Birmingham), Vijay Sankaran (Boston Children's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute), Shalini Shenoy (St. Louis Children's Hospital), Ali Taher (American University of Beirut Medical Center), Swee Lay Thein, John F. Tisdale (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute), Suzy V. Torti (University of Connecticut Health Center), Tim M. Townes (The University of Alabama at Birmingham), Marsha J. Treadwell (Children's Hospital Oakland), Vip Viprakasit (Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University), John C. Wood (Children's Hospital Los Angeles)

    Global experts explore the biology of globin gene regulation and fetal hemoglobin induction; stem cell transplant, gene therapy strategies, and gene editing; and clinical issues in thalassemia treatment and imaging.

    Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Phenotypic and Biomarker-Based Drug Discovery

    Speakers: Andras J. Bauer (Boehringer Ingelheim USA), Michael R. Jackson (Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute), Jonathan A. Lee (Eli Lilly), Martin Main (AstraZeneca), Friedrich Metzger (F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd), Bruce A. Posner (University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center), Aravind Subramanian (Broad Institute), Giulio Superti-Furga (Austrian Academy of Sciences), Susanne Swalley (Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research)

    This symposium aims to deepen our understanding of phenotypic drug discovery and to foster the exchange of ideas between industry-based and academic research scientists.

  • Past Events

    Monday, October 5, 2015 | 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group Meeting

    Speakers: Roger Greenberg (University of Pennsylvania), Andreas Hochwagen (New York University), Megan King (Yale University), Rodney Rothstein (Columbia University), Eleni Mimitou (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Pedro Rocha (NYU Langone Medical Center)

    The Genome Integrity Discussion Group provides a forum for interactions between basic and clinical research groups working on chromosome biology and function, and at the interface between chromosome integrity and onset and progression of malignancy.

    September 30 - October 1, 2015

    Mobile Health: The Power of Wearables, Sensors, and Apps to Transform Clinical Trials

    Keynote Speaker: Ian Ferguson (ARM), Christian Stammel (Wearable Technologies AG)
    Speakers: Pam Baker (FierceBigData), Stan Berkow (Sense Health), Brian Bot (Sage Bionetworks), Michelle De Mooy (Consumer Privacy Project at Center for Democracy and Technology), Glen de Vries (Medidata), John Hixson (University of California at San Francisco), Julian Jenkins (GlaxoSmithKline), David C. Magnus (Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics), Linda A. Malek (Moses and Singer, LLP), John Mastrototaro (Medtronic), Veena Misra (The NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center (NERC) for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) and North Carolina State University), Bernard Munos (FasterCures [a center of the Milken Institute]), Fiorenzo Omenetto (Tufts University), Aydogan Ozcan (UCLA and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute), Tomasz Sablinski (Transparency Life Sciences), Leonard Sacks (U.S. Food and Drug Administration), Pei Wang (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)

    Continuous health monitoring using wearable sensors, mobile devices, and apps is becoming a powerful tool for assessing critical physiological parameters. The vast accumulation of real-time biometric data obtained from these technologies may hold invaluable clues for treating some of the most devastating human diseases.

    Tuesday, September 29, 2015 | 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Visualizing Cellular Messengers

    Speakers: Samie R. Jaffrey (Weill Cornell Medical College), Amy E. Palmer (University of Colorado)

    This symposium features state of the art chemical tools and imaging strategies for metal ions, redox signaling species, and metabolites in the cell, cellular delivery and targeting approaches, and their application to studying life processes.

    Friday, September 18, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Alzheimer's Disease and Tau: Pathogenic Mechanisms and Therapeutic Approaches

    Speakers: George S. Bloom (University of Virginia), Peter Davies (Feinstein Institute for Medical Research), Marc I. Diamond (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center), Michael Hutton (Eli Lilly and Company), Khalid Iqbal (New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities), Magdalena J. Kiprowska (Hunter College and Graduate Center, CUNY), Hartmuth C. Kolb (Johnson & Johnson, Janssen R&D), Nicole Leclerc (Université de Montréal), Kun Ping Lu (Harvard Medical School), Natura Myeku (Taub Institute for Alzheimer's Disease Research, Columbia University), Richard M. Ransohoff (Biogen)

    Speakers at this symposium will address novel tau-centered mechanisms of neurodegeneration and new therapeutic approaches for many devastating neurological disorders.

  • Publications 


    Leveraging Big Data and Predictive Knowledge to Fight Disease

    Organizers: Walter Jessen (Covance Inc.), Robert Martone (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital), and Sonya Dougal (The New York Academy of Sciences)
    Keynote Speaker: Niven R. Narain (Berg Pharma)

    This eBriefing explores how big data and predictive knowledge are used to guide drug development and clinical trials.


    Annals Reports

    Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences editorial staff

    This Annals volume presents discussions ofnutrition and the science of disease prevention; designing optogenetically controlled RNA for regulating biological systems; and how ion channels sense mechanical force

    Volume 1352


    Mitochondrial Research in Translational Medicine: The 11th Conference of the Asian Society for Mitochondrial Research and Medicine

    Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences editorial staff

    This Annals volume presents mitochondrial research in translational medicine, including research on the role of mitochondrial dysfunction in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disease, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and cancer.

    Volume 1350


    Neuroimmunomodulation in Health and Disease: 9th Congress of the International Society for Neuroimmunomodulation

    Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences editorial staff

    This Annals volume discusses recent research on interactions between nervous, endocrine, and immune systems in both health and disease.

    Volume 1351

  • Podcasts

    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.

    Download (44 MB, 32:02)

    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.

    Download (87 MB, 38:11)

    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.

    Download (45 MB, 19:56)
  • Webinar Archives

    Webinar Archive
    March 2, 2010

    Emerging Infectious Diseases in Response to Climate Change

    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.

    Webinar Archive
    February 23, 2010

    Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors: Translation from Discovery to Clinical Trials

    Researchers met to discuss advances in basic and translational research on metabotropic glutamate receptors, which are promising targets in drug discovery for CNS diseases and other illnesses.

    Webinar Archive
    October 27, 2009

    Is Alzheimer's Disease Type 3 Diabetes?

    What is the connection between dysregulated neuronal insulin signaling and Alzheimer's disease? In a recent Academy webinar, some researchers argued that the neurodegenerative disease should be considered a type of diabetes.

    Webinar Archive
    April 28, 2009

    Protein Kinases: Structure-Guided Drug Discovery

    Protein kinases play a key role in almost every major pathway in eukaryotic cells. Structural approaches, including a new method called fragment-based drug design, are identifying potential targets against diseases including cancer.