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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.
November 11 - 13, 2014
Keynote Speaker:Thomas R. Insel (National Institute of Mental Health)
Speakers: Tracy L. Bale (University of Pennsylvania), Jay Belsky (University of California, Davis), Maureen Black (University of Maryland), Pia Britto (UNICEF), Serena Counsell (King's College London), Martha Farah (University of Pennsylvania), Edward Frongillo (University of South Carolina), Michael Georgieff (University of Minnesota), Takao Hensch (Harvard University), Sharon Lynn Kagan (Columbia University), Patricia Kuhl (Washington University), Ed Lein (Allen Institute for Brain Science), Betsy Lozoff (University of Michigan), Linda Mayes (Yale School of Medicine), Andrew N. Meltzoff (Washington University), Charles A. Nelson (Harvard University and Boston Children's Hospital), Joseph Piven (UNC School of Medicine, CIDD), Dana Suskind (University of Chicago), Nim Tottenham (UCLA)
Discover the latest cognitive neuroscience research on infant and early childhood development; social, family, and nutritional factors that cause lasting changes to the brain; and intervention, education, and policy to help at-risk 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.
Friday, October 10, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 3:15 PM
Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy
Former United States Representative, Rhode Island; One Mind for Research; Kennedy Forum
This conference will explore the translation of recent breakthroughs in neuroscience into therapies for the more than twenty-five percent of Americans suffering from mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, depression, fear and anxiety disorders, autism, and other psychiatric disorders. A keynote lecture by The Honorable Patrick J Kennedy will address strategies to simultaneously abolish the stigma surrounding mental illness in order to fully realize the potential of these new treatments to improve mental health.
Organizers: John G. Kral (SUNY Downstate Medical Center), Michael Gibney (University College Dublin), Blandine Laferrère (Columbia University), Andrew G. Swick (Metagenics), Karen Teff (National Institutes of Health), Mandana Arabi (The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science), and Amy Beaudreault (The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science)
This eBriefing examines obesity risks that occur in early life and considers how to intervene to prevent and treat diabesity and related diseases.
Edited by Luz Maria De-Regil
(World Health Organization), Arnaud Laillou
(Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition), Regina Moench-Pfanner
(Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition), and Juan Pablo Peña-Rosas
(World Health Organization)
This Annals volume presents papers stemming from a WHO consultation on technical considerations for the fortification of rice with micronutrients as a public health intervention.
Free online access provide by the World Health Organization
Edited by Karen Bush
The forth installment of this annual reviews series discusses the impact of infectious diseases (including carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, tuberculosis, typhoid, influenza, and dengue) on the health of populations worldwide.
Organizers: Chris Beyrer (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health), Peter Godfrey-Faussett (UNAIDS), Ani Shakarishvili (UNAIDS), Yegor Voronin (Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise), and Jennifer Henry (The New York Academy of Sciences)
The UNAIDS vision of zero new HIV infections, zero AIDS-related deaths, and zero discrimination calls for a global approach to HIV research and policy. This eBriefing focuses on improving outcomes for HIV in key vulnerable populations.
Good oral hygiene helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease, but the health of your mouth may have a big impact on the rest of your body too—especially if you have diabetes.
Delve into the world of prebiotic and probiotic science. We talk to three people in the field and learn why keeping the good microbes in our bodies happy means a lot for health.
February 26, 2010
NYU's food guru Marion Nestle gives you a lesson in decoding food labels, holding big food corporations accountable, and choosing food wisely. She spoke as part of S&C's Girls Night Out series.
We talk to two scientists at Hunter College who research different aspects of Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD). Jason Dictenberg studies synapses in our brain, and Michael Siller looks at play-based therapies for autistic children. Both are on the cutting edge of new research in the field of autism.
March 2, 2010
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.
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.