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  • Past Events

    March 26 - 27, 2015

    The Role of Nutrition in Dementia Prevention and Management

    Keynote Speakers: Miia Kivipelto (Karolinska Institutet), Irwin H. Rosenberg (Tufts University), A. David Smith (University of Oxford)
    Speakers: Cédric Annweiler (Angers University Hospital), Stephen Cunnane (Université de Sherbrooke), Agnes Flöel (Charité - University Medicine Berlin), Gary E. Gibson (Weill Cornell Medical College, Burke Medical Research Institute), Richard S. Isaacson (Weill Cornell Medical College, New York-Presbyterian Hospital), Heather H. Keller (University of Waterloo), Max Lugavere (Independent Documentary Filmmaker), Joshua W. Miller (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey), Martha Clare Morris (Rush University), Suzana Petanceska (National Institute on Aging), Helga Refsum (University of Oslo, Norway), Kirsten Tillisch (David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA), Katherine L. Tucker (University of Massachusetts, Lowell), Natalia Wagemans (Nestlé Nutrition Institute)

    This conference will discuss issues of epidemiological perspectives and the role of nutrition in dementia prevention and management.

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Policies that Influence Gender Balance in STEM

    Speakers: Kelly Mack (AAC&U), Sandra Kazahn Masur (Mount Sinai School of Medicine), Beth McCormick (Pfizer)

    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.

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | 11:45 AM - 4:00 PM

    Positive Allosteric Modulators for Challenging GPCRs: Identification and Optimization

    Speakers: P. Jeffrey Conn (Vanderbilt University), Ron Dror (Stanford University), Christopher Fotsch (Amgen), Corey Hopkins (Vanderbilt University), Whitney Nolte (Pfizer)

    In this symposium, academic and industry scientists will describe the identification, characterization, and development of PAMs for challenging GPCRs.

    Monday, March 23, 2015 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Living in the Anthropocene: Long Term Human Ecodynamics in Barbuda, WI

    Speaker: Sophia Perdikaris, PhD, Brooklyn College CUNY
    Discussant: Pam Crabtree, New York University

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

    March 20 - 21, 2015

    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. This event is targeted to students and postdocs in the sciences who are planning to enter the job market in the next 12 to 18 months and are considering non-academic careers; other scientific career changers are also welcome to attend.

    Friday, March 13, 2015 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    9th Annual Machine Learning Symposium

    Keynote Speakers: Pedro Domingos (University of Washington), Yoshua Bengio (Université de Montréal), Elad Hazan (Princeton University)

    This symposium — part of an ongoing series presented by the Machine Learning Discussion Group at the New York Academy of Sciences — will feature Keynote Presentations from leading scientists in both applied and theoretical Machine Learning. Keynote Speakers include Pedro Domingos, Yoshua Bengio, and Elad Hazan.

    March 6 - 7, 2015

    Software Carpentry: Learn Basic Computing Skills to Be More Effective in the Lab

    This workshop is designed to prepare scientists from all disciplines to develop basic computing concepts and skills in order to be more effective in the Lab.

    Monday, March 2, 2015 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society March 2015 Meeting

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

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Harnessing the Potential of Genome Editing for Drug Discovery: Translational Frontiers of in vitro and in vivo Applications

    Speakers: Chad Cowan (Harvard University), James Inglese (National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, NIH), J. Keith Joung (Massachusetts General Hospital), Randall Platt (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Yi Yang (Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research), Lei (Stanley) Qi (University of California San Francisco)

    The emergence of genome editing technologies such as TALEN and CRISPR/Cas9 are revolutionizing our ability to rapidly engineer mammalian systems. This symposium explores the frontiers of genome editing and potential to aid therapeutic development.

    Monday, February 23, 2015 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    The Energy and Climate Change Panel

    Panelists: David Hughes (Rutgers University), Gökçe Günel (Columbia University), Stephanie Rupp (Lehman College, CUNY)

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

    Thursday, February 12, 2015 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    Perspectives in STEM: An evening with Dr. Cherry Murray

    Speaker: Cherry A. Murray (Harvard University)

    Join us for the second event in the Series "Perspectives in STEM" as Dr. Cherry Murray, Harvard University, discusses her illustrious career trajectory in Physics and Engineering, and shares insights on innovation. Dr. Murray's seminar will be followed by Q&A session and a networking reception.

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Transcending Matter: Physics and Ultimate Meaning

    This event is sold out
    Featuring: Adam Frank (University of Rochester), David Kaiser (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Tim Maudlin (New York University), Priyamvada Natarajan (Yale University)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    Astrophysicists Adam Frank and Priyamvada Natarajan, historian of science David Kaiser, and philosopher of physics Tim Maudlin share their thoughts on what contemporary physics can offer in the quest to understand our place in the universe.

    Monday, February 2, 2015 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group Meeting

    Speakers: Prasad Jallepalli (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center), Shelley Berger (University of Pennsylvania), Iestyn Whitehouse (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center), John Petrini (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center)

    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, February 2, 2015 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society February 2015 Meeting

    Speakers: Stuart Kurtz and Hugh Evans

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

    Thursday, January 29, 2015 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Non-Traditional Postdocs

    Speakers: Susan D. Croll (Associate Director, Pain, Addiction & Neurology Postdoctoral Program Director Regeneron Pharmaceuticals), Uzi de Haan (Director of Entrepreneur Postdoc Program at Cornell Tech), Karen Hanson Widbin (Manager of Postdoctoral Program Operations)

    Join the Science Alliance (NYAS) as we discuss the non-traditional postdoc's alternatives. Topics will include differences between academia and industry, hiring and transition mechanisms, salaries and challenges.

    Monday, January 26, 2015 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Coastal Archaeology, the Anthropocene, and the Future of Island Ecosystems

    Speaker: Torben Rick (Program in Human Ecology and Archaeobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution)

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

    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    The New York Structural Biology Discussion Group 10th Winter Meeting

    Speakers: Jasna Brujic (New York University), Bridget Carragher, John Chodera, Oliver Clarke, Erik Debler, Nancy Greenbaum, David Hall, Barry Honig, Jinrang Kim (Columbia University), Nina Liu (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Patrick Loria (Yale University), Sean McSweeney (Brookhaven National Lab), Clint Potter

    The New York Area Structural Biology Discussion Group convenes twice annually and presents talks and poster sessions from graduate students, postdocs, and laboratory heads.

    Monday, January 5, 2015 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society January 2015 Meeting

    Speakers: William Rosser and Uldis Blukis

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

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    The Unification of Physics: The Quest for a Theory of Everything

    This event is sold out
    Featuring: Katherine Freese (Nordita and University of Michigan), Marcelo Gleiser (Dartmouth College), Max Tegmark (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    A "theory of everything" has thus far eluded physicists seeking to unify the laws of the universe. Physicists Katherine Freese, Marcelo Gleiser, and Max Tegmark debate whether there are scientific and human limits on what can be ultimately known.

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Diabetic Kidney Disease: Drug Discovery and Clinical Development Challenges

    Speakers: Matthew D. Breyer (Eli Lilly and Company), Frank C. Brosius (University of Michigan Medical School), Benjamin D. Humphreys (Brigham and Women's Hospital), Matthias Meier (F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd), Shahnaz Shahinfar (S. Shahinfar Consulting, Inc. and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia), Katalin Susztak (University of Pennsylvania), Aliza Thompson (Food and Drug Administration)

    Identifying and prosecuting drug targets is challenging due to a poor understanding of pathogenesis and few biomarkers. This symposium identifies targets for preventive or therapeutic interventions and discusses challenges in clinical development.