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  • Past Events

    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Dreaming: A Gateway to the Unconscious?

    Featuring: Deirdre Leigh Barrett (Harvard Medical School), Kelly Bulkeley (Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley), Rubin Naiman (University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    Many people reflect upon and even analyze their dreams, often in search of clues to their daily lives or insights into their deeper selves. Where do our dreams originate from, and what do they tell us? Psychologist Deirdre Leigh Barrett, dream researcher Kelly Bulkeley, and sleep/dream medicine expert Rubin Naiman will examine dreams from a variety of perspectives to answer these questions.
     
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    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 (Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School), Jaime Grutzendler (Yale University), Costantino Iadecola (Weill Cornell Medicine), Jeffrey Iliff (Oregon Health & Science University), Berislav Zlokovic (Keck School of Medicine of USC), Heather Snyder (Alzheimer's Association), Zorina Galis (NIH)

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

    Monday, December 5, 2016 | 5:45 PM - 9:00 PM

    Ancient Genomes, Paleoenvironments, Archaeology and the Peopling of the Americas

    Speaker: Dennis O'Rourke (University of Kansas); Discussant: Leslie C. Aiello (Wenner-Gren Foundation)

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

    Monday, December 5, 2016 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group

    Speakers: Songtao Jia (Columbia University), Luciano Marraffini (The Rockefeller University), Bruce Stillman (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory), Alexandra L. Nuygen (Rutgers), Ehsan Pourkarimi (Memorial Sloan-Kettering), and Jingsong Yuan (Columbia University Irving Medical 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, December 5, 2016 | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum 2016 Holiday Luncheon

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

    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), Matt Kaeberlein (University of Washington), Vera Gorbunova (University of Rochester), Nicholas Stroustrup (Harvard University), 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, November 15, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 4:30 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 (Brigham and Women's Hospital), Linda G. Griffith (MIT), Tim Denning (Georgia State University), 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.

    Saturday, November 12, 2016 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Women in Science Wikipedia Editathon 2016

    As we start the yearlong celebration of our 200th anniversary, we invite you to join us for our second annual Women in Science Wikipedia Editathon. At this event you can learn how to edit Wikipedia articles and also participate in our effort to add and improve Wikipedia entries on female scientists and their many accomplishments.

    Thursday, November 10, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Epigenetics in Cancer: Translational Medicine Approaches

    Keynote Speaker: Christopher E. Mason (Weill Cornell Medical College)

    This conference will explore novel target and validation strategies, translational approaches to assess predictive and response biomarkers, resistance mechanisms, and combination strategies for targeting epigenetic susceptibilities in cancer.

    Wednesday, November 9, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM

    Equivalence of Complex Drug Products: Scientific and Regulatory Challenges

    Keynote Speaker: Lawrence D. Mayer (Jazz Pharmaceuticals)

    Explore approaches for complex drug development and regulation, outstanding challenges in the assessment of complex drug equivalence, consequences for product interchangeability, and compare biological and non-biological complex drug families.

    Monday, November 7, 2016 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society November 2016 Meeting

    The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome. All Lyceum meetings (except December) are Brown Bag lunches.

    November 7, 2016 - February 9, 2017

    Scientists Teaching Science Online Course: Fall / Winter 2016

    Instructor: Barbara Houtz (STEM Education Solutions, LLC)

    Take the online course Scientists Teaching Science and learn about active vs. passive learning, creating course objectives and test items, and finding ways to improve your teaching and assessment techniques for students of all ages.

    Thursday, November 3, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Microbial Influences in Cardio–Metabolic Diseases

    Speakers: Henrik Bjørn Nielsen (Clinical-Microbiomics A/S), Martin J. Blaser (New York University Langone Medical Center), Patrice D. Cani (Universite Catholique de Louvain, LDRI), Rachel Carmody (Harvard University), Stanley L. Hazen (Cleveland Clinic), Gerald I. Shulman (Yale University School of Medicine), Marion Soto (Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School), and Dan Winer (University of Toronto)

    The microbiome is emerging as an important regulator of health, and disease well beyond the digestive tract. This symposium will highlight recent research innovations and therapeutic applications from the microbiome with a focus on metabolic disease.

    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.

    November 1, 2016 - February 9, 2017

    Clinical Research Management Online Course Fall / Winter 2016

    The Certificate in Clinical Research Management is designed to provide extensive training in the niche domain of clinical research and clinical data management.

    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, October 26, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Delving Within: The New Science of the Unconscious

    Featuring: Heather Berlin (Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital), Efrat Ginot (Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy), George Makari (Weill Cornell Medicine)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    What is the relationship between conscious awareness and the unconscious mind? Psychologist Efrat Ginot and psychiatrist George Makari will shed light on the history of the mind and the latest insights into the fascinating and still emerging science of the unconscious.

    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.

    Monday, October 24, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Re-Framing Punishment

    Speaker: Didier Fassin (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton); Discussant: Andrea Barrow (Black Lives Matter)

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

    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.