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  • SEISMIC: The Science Mindset Collaborative

    August 1 - 5, 2016

    SEISMIC is a rigorous 5-day program for high school students with a passion for science. Over the course of this pre-college program, students will apply the basic principles of scientific research and collaboration to develop a unique project addressing a real-world challenge within their own community. They will also develop valuable leadership, communication, and project planning skills—all under the guidance of real-life scientists. Students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program, and will be equipped with the tools and know-how to implement the project in their community.
     
    Parents and/or guardians may register the student for the program. Upon confirmation of payment, the parent and/or guardian will receive an email from the Academy, which will go over next steps.

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    Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    MicroRNAs: A Gene Silencing Mechanism with Therapeutic Implications

    Keynote Speaker: David Bartel (Whitehead/MIT/HHMI)
    Speakers: Paul Grint (Regulus Therapeutics), David S Hong (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center ), Daniel J Siegwart (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center), Frank Slack (BIDMC Cancer Center/Harvard Medical School), James W Welsh (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)

    miRNAs play critical roles in regulating gene expression. This symposium will present up-to-date basic, translational, and clinical research addressing the biology of miRNA and their promise as a therapeutic target.

    Thursday, July 14, 2016 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    The Ins and Outs of Scientific Publishing with Elsevier

    Elsevier Speakers: Josh Spieler (Publishing Director, Health Sciences), George Woodward (Publisher, Health & Sciences Group), Lily Khidr (Senior Publisher, Engineering), Angela Welch (Senior Publisher, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering), and Michael Weston (Executive Publisher, Health and Medical Sciences)

    Join Science Alliance and Elsevier to learn how to successfully publish your research, including common mistakes to avoid, followed by breakout sessions focused on best practices for specific areas of study.

    August 1 - 5, 2016

    SEISMIC: The Science Mindset Collaborative

    SEISMIC is a rigorous 5-day program for high school students with a passion for science. Over the course of this pre-college program, students will apply the basic principles of scientific research and collaboration to develop a unique project addressing a real-world challenge within their own community. They will also develop valuable leadership, communication, and project planning skills—all under the guidance of real-life scientists. Students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program, and will be equipped with the tools and know-how to implement the project in their community.
     
    Parents and/or guardians may register the student for the program. Upon confirmation of payment, the parent and/or guardian will receive an email from the Academy, which will go over next steps.

    Thursday, August 18, 2016 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Webinar: VISA Mechanisms for Scientists

    Speaker: Liqin Ban (Liqin Ban PLLC)

    Join this Webinar to learn more about the Green Card application process and the visa options for international researchers and scientists without employer sponsorships.

    Monday, August 29, 2016 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Teaching Kids to Program with KIBO

    KIBO is a new way for children ages 4–7 to gain sequential learning skills, introducing them to the world of robotics and computer programming in an accessible and fun environment.

    Thursday, September 8, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Targeting Inflammation and Podocytopathy in Chronic Kidney Disease

    Speakers: Hans-Joachim Anders (Klinikum der Universität München), Caroline Fox (Merck Research Labs), John Cijiang He (The Mount Sinai Medical Center), Matthias Kretzler (University of Michigan), Kevin V Lemley (University of Southern California), Roger C. Wiggins (University of Michigan), Jochen Reiser (RUSH University), and Katalin Susztak (Perelman School of Medicine)

    Accumulating evidence supports a role for renal inflammation and podocytopathy in pathogenesis and progression of chronic kidney disease. This symposium will delve into the mechanisms underlying this pathology.

    Friday, September 9, 2016 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Protein Engineering and Protein Therapeutics

    Speakers: Shohei Koide (NYU Langone Medical Center), Jonathan R. Lai (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Jim Wells (University of California San Francisco), and Manoj Charati (Pfizer)

    This symposium will highlight state-of-the-art technologies in protein and antibody engineering, and antibody-drug conjugates. The implementation of these methods to specific diseases, and unique research tools, will also be discussed.

    Thursday, September 15, 2016 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    198th Annual Meeting of the New York Academy of Sciences

    The Board of Governors of the New York Academy of Sciences cordially invites members to the 198th Annual Meeting.

    Friday, September 16, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

    Big Data, Consumer Technology, and the Obesity Epidemic: Emerging Science and Ethical Considerations

    Speakers: Jason Block (Harvard University), Matthew Harding (Duke University), John Kral (SUNY Downstate Medical Center), Satchidananda Panda (SALK Institute), Michael Price (Georgia State University), Ruth E. Patterson (UC San Diego), Lori B. Andrews (Illinois Institute of Technology), Karandeep Singh (University of Michigan), and Kristina H. Lewis (Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center)

    Researchers, health professionals, and a growing wellness-conscious public use technology to monitor health status. Big Data harnessed from this technology have created a foundation for focused research targeting obesity, but at what cost?

    September 21 - 23, 2016

    13th Key Symposium 2016: Bioelectronic Medicine — Technology Targeting Molecular Mechanisms

    Featuring: Peder Olofsson (Karolinska Institutet) and Kevin J. Tracey (The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research)

    Bioelectronic medicine, a new discipline aimed at interfacing electronics with cells to target molecular mechanisms, is at the epicenter of healthcare, technology, and science. This symposium will advance the technological promise of bioelectronics.

    Friday, October 7, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Advances in the Neurobiology of Mental Illness

    Mental illness causes debilitating consequences on quality of life for individuals, families, and society. This symposium explores avenues for translating these discoveries about the neurobiology of a spectrum of mental illnesses into new treatments.

    Tuesday, October 25, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Emerging Paradigms in Drug Discovery & Chemical Biology

    Speakers: Marcus Bantscheff (Cellzome/GSK), Benjamin F Cravatt (The Scripps Research Institute), Craig Crews (Yale University), Howard Hang (The Rockefeller University), Ruth Nussinov (National Cancer Institute), Brian Raymer (Pfizer), Bryan Roth (University of North Carolina), Eranthie Weerapana (Boston College)

    Chemical Biology is changing the face of drug discovery. This symposium will highlight recent developments in the field, featuring examples from neurobiology and cancer, the ubiquitin proteasome system, GPCRs, and protein lipidation.

    October 29 - December 10, 2016

    From Scientist to CSO: Experiencing the Scientific Method as your Guide to Career Success

    Course Instructors: Larry Petcovic (Human Workflows), Randall Ribaudo (Human Workflows)

    This 35 hours certificate program introduces the key competencies that are valued by hiring organizations for entry-level positions, and essential for career success.

    Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Grantsmanship for Students and Postdocs: F30, F31, F32

    Keynote Speaker: Jaime Rubin (Columbia University)

    Join Science Alliance for "Grantsmanship for Graduate Students and Postdocs" to learn the skills for concise and persuasive writing that is not only vital in academia, but essential for any career path.

    Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Mucosal Healing of the Intestinal Epithelial Barrier

    Speakers: Thaddeus Stappenbeck (Washington University School of Medicine), Declan F. McCole (University of California, Riverside), Jerrold R. Turner (Harvard Medical School), Linda G. Griffith (MIT), and Alan Hanash (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)

    This symposium will evaluate emerging research investigating the benefits of achieving mucosal healing in the treatment of intestinal disorders.

    Friday, December 2, 2016 | 12:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Aging and Nutrition: Novel Approaches and Techniques

    Speakers: Jan van Deursen (The Mayo Clinic), Vadim Gladyshev (Harvard University), Steve Horvath (University of California Los Angeles), Matt Kaeberlein (University of Washington), Vera Gorbunova (University of Rochester), and Arlan Richardson (University of Oklahoma)

    To explore the interplay between aging, nutrition, and metabolism, as well as the important role that novel technologies will play in current and future studies, we are bringing together several preeminent researchers in these fields.

    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Alzheimer's Disease as a Neurovascular Inflammatory Disorder

    Speakers: Katerina Akassoglou (University of California San Francisco), Robert Dempsey (University of Wisconsin), Paula Grammas (University of Rhode Island), Steven Greenberg (Harvard Medical School), Jaime Grutzendler (Yale University), Costantino Iadecola (Weill Cornell Medical College), Jeffrey Iliff (Oregon Health & Science University), Berislav V. Zlokovic (University of Southern California)

    This symposium will highlight basic research and clinical science elucidating the mechanisms underlying vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID).

    February 27 - 28, 2017

    Frontiers in Cancer Immunotherapy

    Keynote Speaker: James P. Allison, PhD, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Discover the latest on immunotherapeutic strategies that are currently being employed to treat some of the most devastating forms of cancer from leading experts in immunotherapy.