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    May 14 - 15, 2015 | Spain

    Human Health in the Face of Climate Change: Science, Medicine, and Adaptation

    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, June 19, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    Microbes in the City: Mapping the Urban Genome

    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.

    Friday, October 16, 2015 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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

    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.

  • Past Events

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Snownado: Surviving Frozen Science

    Speakers: Samuel Bowser (New York State Department of Health's Wadsworth Center), Julie Chase (The Explorers Club), Trevor Deighton, Linda Gormezano (American Museum of Natural History)

    Frigid, dark, and wet, the poles challenge life with some of the most formidable environments on the planet. Learn from intrepid explorers what drives them to undertake fieldwork in punishing conditions, and what happens when things go wrong.

    Thursday, December 12, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Frontiers in Agricultural Sustainability: Studying the Protein Supply Chain to Improve Dietary Quality

    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.

    Wednesday, September 25, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Feeding the Planet: An Evening with Alan Weisman

    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.

    Monday, April 15, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Building Human Capital To Drive New York's Innovation Economy

    Speakers: Bruce Kingma (iSchool and Whitman, Syracuse University), Rajit Manohar (Cornell NYC Tech), James Spencer (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

    This conference will examine programs in NY State’s universities which are building the professional infrastructure needed to support NY's innovation economy and will explore future public partnerships on human capital development.