• Science Education

  • New York City Science Education Initiative
  • Events at the Academy 

    Thursday, September 25, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    But I Have No Skills: Debunking Myths and Exploring Career Options for PhDs (An MGSN Event)

    Speaker: Melanie Sinche (Harvard University)

    Have you ever wondered whether the skills you built during your graduate and postdoc training would be useful outside of the library or lab? Then join the Minority Graduate Student Network and Science Alliance at "But I have No Skills."

    Thursday, October 9, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Grantsmanship for Graduate Students and Postdocs

    Speaker: Jaime S. Rubin

    The ability to write research grants is now more important than ever. Therefore, graduate students and postdocs should be practicing grant writing skills early in their careers by applying for fellowships. Moreover, concise and persuasive writing skills are not only vital for a career in academia, but are essential for all career opportunities.

    Saturday, November 8, 2014 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    How to Turn Your Science Project into a Product: A Creative Thinking Workshop by The Solution Lab

    Keynote Speaker: Kristina Drury (TYTHE-Design)
    Speakers:Dan Aisen (IEX), Piraye Beim (Celmatix), Benjamin Small (IEX)

    Looking to take your thesis or postdoc project into more creative directions?? Interested in developing a novel scientific concept into a revolutionary product? Then, tap into your imagination and learn how to mine new insights from your research.

    Thursday, November 13, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Policies that Influence Gender Balance in STEM

    Barbara Elsden, Vice President of Human Resources, Pfizer), Kelly Mack (AAC&U), Sandra Kazahn Masur (Mount Sinai School of Medicine)

    Join the New York Chapter of AWiS and Science Alliance as we discuss the policy initiatives that have been put in place to provide support for gender balance in STEM fields.

  • Publications & Multimedia

    September 2014

    Antimicrobial Therapeutics Reviews: Infectious Diseases of Current and Emerging Concern

    Edited by Karen Bush (Indiana University)

    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.

    Volume 1323

    May 29, 2014

    An Introduction to Teaching Science Online

    Speakers: Vincent Racaniello (Columbia University Medical Center) and David Randle (American Museum of Natural History)

    This eBriefing provides an introduction to teaching science online, with an overview of online teaching platforms and strategies for designing courses and engaging, assessing, and retaining students.

    December 2013

    Annals Reports

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

    This Annals volume presents three meeting reports: (1) Probiotics, Prebiotics, and the Host Microbiome: the Science of Translation; (2) Capacity Building in Nutrition Science: Revisiting the Curricula for Medical Professionals; and (3) Circadian Clocks, Brain Function, and Development.

    Volume 1306

    August 1, 2013

    Capacity Building in Nutrition Science: Revisiting the Curricula for Medical Professionals

    Organizers: Sharon R. Akabas (Columbia University), Gerald Friedman (The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai), Martin Kohlmeier (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Charlotte A. Pratt (National Institutes of Health), Gwen Twillman (American Society for Nutrition), Mandana Arabi (The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science), and Brooke Grindlinger (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    This eBriefing reviews nutrition education for health professionals. Clinical training in nutrition is often inadequate and tools for nutritional assessment, analysis, counseling, and treatment are not well integrated into curricula. Individual projects have improved nutrition training at specific schools; this report explores how to expand their impact.

    May 2013

    Annals Meeting Reports

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

    This Annals volume presents four scholarly meeting reports: (1) Application of combined omics platforms to accelerate biomedical discovery in diabesity; (2) Prioritizing health disparities in medical education to improve care; (3) The paradox of overnutrition in aging and cognition; and vitamin D: beyond bone.

    Volume 1287

    Free online access provided by the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science