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  • Past Events

    Thursday, April 10, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Mitochondria, Metabolism and Disease

    Speakers: Robert Balaban (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH), Robert Bao (Massachusetts General Hospital), Salvatore DiMauro (Columbia University Medical Center), Steven Gross (Weill Cornell Medical College), Costas A. Lyssiotis (Weill Cornell Medical College), Jared Rutter (University of Utah School of Medicine), Hazel H. Szeto (Weill Cornell Medical College), Benjamin P. Tu (UT Southwestern Medical Center)

    Damage to mitochondria, which are critical in metabolism, underlies a wide range of human diseases, making them an important therapeutic target. Researchers aim to characterize and cure diseases arising from aberrant mitochondrial metabolism.

    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.

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Translational Neuroscience in Psychiatry: Light at the End of the Tunnel

    Speakers: Dan V. Iosifescu (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai), Daniel C. Javitt (Columbia University and Nathan Kline Institute), John H. Krystal (Yale University), Andrew F. Leuchter (University of California, Los Angeles), Gregory Light (University of California, San Diego), Siva Digavalli (Bristol-Myers Squibb), Eva Redei (Northwestern University), Steven J. Siegel (University of Pennsylvania)

    Recent breakthrough insights from clinical studies are illuminating the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders. This symposium explores differences in sensory processing, imaging, and other biomarkers that may translate findings to animal models.

    Monday, April 7, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    An Introduction to Teaching Science Online

    Speakers: Vincent Racaniello (Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University Medical Center), David Randle (American Museum of Natural History)

    This workshop is designed to provide science educators with an introduction to the plethora of online teaching platforms and tools that they can use to enhance student learning.

    Monday, April 7, 2014 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group Meeting

    Speakers: Leemor Joshua-Tor (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory), John Pascal (Thomas Jefferson University), Orlando Scharer (Stony Brook University), Shan Zha (Columbia University)

    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.

    Monday, April 7, 2014 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society: Benjamin Franklin, Scientist

    Speakers: Joel Kirman and Stuart Kurtz

    The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.

    Friday, March 28, 2014 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    8th Annual Machine Learning Symposium

    Keynote Speakers: Rayid Ghani (University of Chicago), Brian Kingsbury (IBM), Jorge Nocedal (Northwestern University)

    Chief Data Scientist for the 'Obama for America' 2012 re-election campaign, and other experts, explore the latest innovations in harnessing the power of big data through machine learning.

    Thursday, March 27, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Management Consulting: Using your Scientific Mind to Solve Business Problems

    An interactive workshop that will show the wider Academy community about how they can apply their skills to solving problems beyond the pure sciences or medicine.

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    A Patch of Weeds: Plant Transfers and Biological Innovation in 19th-Century American Agricultural Development

    Speaker: Courtney Fullilove (Wesleyan University)

    The History and Philosophy of Science Section of the New York Academy of Sciences holds multiple meetings covering a wide range of topics within the field.

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Consumer Behavior and Food Science Innovations for Optimal Nutrition

    Keynote Speaker: Joanne Guthrie (United States Department of Agriculture)
    Speakers: Bruce Cogill (Bioversity International), Fred Brouns (Maastricht University), Howard Moskowitz (iNovum LLC), James O. Hill (University of Colorado), Jodi Kahn (FreshDirect), Juan M. Gonzalez (Mead Johnson), Kees de Graaf (Wageningen University), Richard Black (PepsiCo), Richard D. Mattes (Purdue University), Rick Weiss (Viocare, Inc.), Sanjiv Avashia (Tate and Lyle), Serena C. Lo (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

    This conference will explore how consumer behavior can be analyzed and utilized to advance healthy and sustainable nutrition

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Lung Cancer: Advances in Current Treatment Modalities and Patient Classification

    Speakers: Rolf Brekken (UT Southwestern), Jessica S. Donington (NYU Langone Medical Center), Balazs Halmos (Columbia University Medical Center), Roy S. Herbst (Yale School of Medicine), Suresh S. Ramalingam (Emory University)

    Recent treatment advances may improve lung cancer patient survival rates, as understanding genetic heterogeneity can improve trial patient selection. Hear updates on common mutations, intraoperative chemotherapy, and insights from clinical trials.

    Monday, March 24, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Culture and the Brain: A Panel Discussion

    Daniel Lende (University of South Florida), Rayna Rapp (New York University)

    The Academy's Anthropology Section is the crossroads for four-field anthropologists in the greater New York area.

    Monday, March 24, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    World TB Day Symposium: Countdown to 2015

    Speakers: David Alland (Rutgers New Jersey Medical School), Stephanie Boisson-Dupuis (The Rockefeller University), Andrea M. Cooper (Trudeau Institute), Jerrold J. Ellner (Boston Medical Center), Daniel E. Everitt (TB Alliance), Michael S. Glickman (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center), Kathleen A. McDonough (Wadsworth Center ), Steven A. Porcelli (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Kyu Rhee (Weill Cornell Medical College), G. Marcela Rodriguez (Rutgers New Jersey Medical School), Padmini Salgame (Rutgers New Jersey Medical School), Marie Samanovic (NYU Langone Medical Center), Jessica C. Seeliger (Stony Brook University)

    TB is a curable infection that should be a disease of the past, yet a third of the world's population remains affected. Join us on World TB Day to explore scientific insights towards novel diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccine-related tools.

    Friday, March 21, 2014 | 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM

    Intellectuals and Counter-Politics: Between Reflexivity and Engagement

    Gavin A. Smith, University of Toronto

    The Academy's Anthropology Section is the crossroads for four-field anthropologists in the greater New York area.

    March 21 - 22, 2014

    Making the Leap: A Non-Academic Career Planning and Job Search Boot Camp

    Making the Leap is designed to help demystify the non-academic job search process and teach young scientists how to explore different career paths, determine which ones are a good fit, and successfully prepare and apply for potential jobs.

    Thursday, March 20, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Systems Biology Approaches to Secondary Metabolites and Metabonomics

    Speaker: Sean F. Brady (The Rockefeller University), Steven Edgar (MIT), Justin Nodwell (University of Toronto), Kang Zhou (MIT)

    Secondary metabolites or idiolites play many roles in biological systems, including communication, defense and signaling. This symposium takes a systems biology approach to explore their biological effects and potential benefits for human health.

    March 15 - 17, 2014 | Qatar

    Qatar Clinical Neuroscience Conference

    Featuring: Huda Akil (University of Michigan), Karl Deisseroth (Stanford University)

    Join global experts in clinical neuroscience in Doha, Qatar, for a 2.5 day, two-track conference that will feature recent advances in the understanding and treatment of mood disorders, stroke, and traumatic brain injury.

    Thursday, March 13, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    How to Make Eggs in Space

    Speakers: Charles Camarda (NASA), Dave Mosher (Popular Science), Sara Zwart (NASA)

    Going to space is the ultimate adventure, the tiniest margin of error can determine if a mission is a success or a failure. But other concerns, like what to eat for dinner, are also important to those who venture into the final frontier.

    Thursday, March 13, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    Clinical and Economic Outcomes of Nutrition Interventions Across the Continuum of Care

    Keynote Speaker: Kelly Tappenden (University of Illinois)
    Speakers: Marian de van der Schueren (VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam), Marinos Elia (University of Southampton), Leah Gramlich (Alberta Health Services North), Michael Johnson (Bayada Home Healthcare), Su Lin Lim (National University Hospital, Singapore), Hélène Payette (Université de Sherbrooke), Tomas Philipson (University of Chicago), Carla Prado (Florida State University)

    The conference will focus on malnutrition's clinical and economic impacts of prevention across the continuum of care; new approaches and interventions to integrated care; and, a health systems approach to delivery of nutrition interventions.

    Monday, March 10, 2014 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    The Psychology Section Presents Barack Obama as a Global Leader

    Speakers: Uwe P. Gielen (IICCP, St. Francis College), Dinesh Sharma (SUNY-Binghamton, IICCP, St. Francis College)

    The authors examine Obama's efforts in light of the social psychological literature on leadership and review how the American president is perceived and judged by the public around the world.