• Past Events

    Thursday, November 19, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

    Little Beans, Big Opportunities: Realizing the Potential of Pulses to Meet Today's Global Health Challenges

    Speakers: Seth Adu-Afarwuah (University of Ghana), Vincent Amanor-Boadu (Kansas State University), Richard Black (PepsiCo), Laurette Dubé (McGill University), Allan Hruska (United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization), PK Joshi (International Food Policy Research Institute), Mark J Manary (Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis), Danielle Nierenberg (Food Tank), Sonny Ramaswamy (USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture), John L. Sievenpiper (University of Toronto), Joanne Slavin (University of Minnesota)

    This inaugural conference will look at the role of pulses in healthy and sustainable diets, examine how pulses can make critical contributions to public health, and explore opportunities for enhancing these benefits broadly through food system innovations.

    Monday, November 16, 2015 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Current Evidence on Non-caloric Sweeteners and their Health Implications

    Speakers: Kiyah Duffey (Virginia Tech), Gary D. Foster (Weight Watchers International, Inc), John Glendinning (Barnard College), Rick Mattes (Purdue University)

    This evening event will unpack current scientific research from multiple disciplines, regarding the effect of non-caloric sweeteners currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in foods and beverages in the United States, on weight management and health.

    Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Grantsmanship for Postdocs

    Keynote Speaker: Jaime Rubin (Columbia University)

    Join Science Alliance and NYWiSTEM for the Grantsmanship workshop. During this evening seminar, Dr. Jaime Rubin will focus on best practices for effective grantsmanship, specifically applied to the NIH K99/R00 career transition grant application.

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

    Lyceum Society November 2015 Meeting

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

    October 28 - 29, 2015

    Pre-Approval Access: Can Compassion, Business, and Medicine Coexist?

    This 2-day colloquium will explore challenges surrounding pre-approval access to investigational medicines in a series of debates featuring prominent representatives of governments, pharmaceutical companies, patient groups, NGOs, and foundations.

    October 27 - December 5, 2015

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

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

    Enhance your communication, leadership, and teambuilding skills that all employers value by taking From Scientist to CSO, one of the most popular courses offered at the New York Academy of Sciences.

    Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Phenotypic and Biomarker-Based Drug Discovery

    Speakers: Andras J. Bauer (Boehringer Ingelheim USA), Myles Fennell (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center), Michael R. Jackson (Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute), Jonathan A. Lee (Eli Lilly), Martin Main (AstraZeneca), Friedrich Metzger (F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd), Bruce A. Posner (University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center), Yao Shen (Columbia University), Aravind Subramanian (Broad Institute), Giulio Superti-Furga (Austrian Academy of Sciences), Susanne Swalley (Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research), Jitao David Zhang (F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.)

    This symposium aims to deepen our understanding of phenotypic drug discovery and to foster the exchange of ideas between industry-based and academic research scientists.

    Monday, October 19, 2015 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Interviewing Etiquette for STEM Professionals

    Join the Science Alliance and INet NYC to learn the ins and outs on how to ace your job interview in the U.S. Interview etiquette differs per country and culture, and as a young professional in the U.S. you could benefit from this workshop to better understand the interview process in the U.S. This event aims to help you develop and enhance your interview skill set so that you can impress your potential future employer. This will be an interactive seminar in which you will get the opportunity to learn from, and ask questions to a career expert on how to present yourself during the interview process.

    October 18 - 22, 2015

    Tenth Cooley's Anemia Symposium

    Keynote Speakers: Maria Domenica Cappellini (University of Milan) and Stuart H. Orkin (Boston Children's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)
    Speakers: Emanuele Angelucci (Cancer Hospital "Armando Businco," Cagliari), Jodie L. Babitt (Massachusetts General Hospital), Jonathan M. Barasch (Columbia University), Daniel E. Bauer (Boston Children's Hospital; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Harvard Medical School), Sunil Bhandari (Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Hull York Medical School), Caterina Borgna-Pignatti (University of Ferrara), Farid Boulad (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center), Marina Cavazzana-Calvo (Hospital Necker, University Paris Descartes), David H.K. Chui (Boston University School of Medicine), Thomas D. Coates (Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine), Ann Dean (National Institutes of Health), David Dinan (Nemours Children’s Hospital), Alexander (Hal) Drakesmith (Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford), Kathleen Durst (Cooley's Anemia Foundation), Giuliana Ferrari (San Raffaele-Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy), Steven Flamm (Northwestern Medical Center), Mark D. Fleming (Boston Children's Hospital), Ellen B. Fung (UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland), Andrea Giusti (Galliera Hospital), Olivier Hermine (Hospital Necker, University Paris Descartes), Doug Higgs (University of Oxford), Eldad Arie Hod (Columbia University), Janet L. Kwiatkowski (The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania), Ashutosh (Ash) Lal (University of California San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland), Roberto Machado (University of Illinois College of Medicine), Takahiro Maeda (Brigham and Women's Hospital), Punam Malik (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital), Jeffery L. Miller (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases), David G. Nathan (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute), Elizabeth (Ella) Nemeth (University of California, Los Angeles), Ellis Neufeld (Boston Children's Hospital), Arthur Nienhuis (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital), Dudley Pennell (Imperial College London), Antonio Piga (Torino University), John Porter (University College London Hospitals), Scott Reeder (University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health), Stefano Rivella (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia), Thomas M. Ryan (The University of Alabama at Birmingham), Vijay Sankaran (Boston Children's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute), Shalini Shenoy (St. Louis Children's Hospital), Ali Taher (American University of Beirut Medical Center), Swee Lay Thein, John F. Tisdale (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute), Suzy V. Torti (University of Connecticut Health Center), Tim M. Townes (The University of Alabama at Birmingham), Marsha J. Treadwell (Children's Hospital Oakland), Vip Viprakasit (Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University), John C. Wood (Children's Hospital Los Angeles)

    Global experts explore the biology of globin gene regulation and fetal hemoglobin induction; stem cell transplant, gene therapy strategies, and gene editing; and clinical issues in thalassemia treatment and imaging.

    Friday, October 16, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM

    Towards Evidence-based Nutrition and Obesity Policy: Methods, Implementation, and Political Reality

    Keynote Speakers: Sonia Angell (New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene), Rogan Kersh (Wake Forest University)
    Speakers: Eliza Barclay (NPR), Sanjay Basu (Stanford University), Julia Belluz (, Jason P. Block (Harvard Medical School), Juan Angel Rivera Dommarco (National Institute of Public Health, Mexico), Helena Bottemiller Evich (Politico), Matthew Harding (Duke University), Terry Huang (CUNY School of Public Health), Nancy Huehnergarth (Nancy F. Huehnergarth Consulting), Barbara Laraia (University of California Berkeley), Jeff Niederdeppe (Cornell University)

    Well-informed nutrition policy decisions which consider scientific evidence should strive for effective policies that improve health outcomes on a large scale. This one-day conference will focus on emerging research methodology, how to interpret research outcomes and how these can be used to inform policy.

    Thursday, October 15, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Advances in Human Microbiome Science

    Speakers: Jonathan Braun (University of CaliforniaLos Angeles), Rodolphe Clerval (Enterome), Stanislav Dusko Ehrlich (King's College London), Michael A. Fischbach (University of California, San Francisco), Andy Goodman (Yale School of Medicine), Matthew R. Hepworth (Weill Cornell Medical College), Mingzhi Lin (New York University), Randy Longman (Weill Cornell Medical College), Sarkis Mazmanian (California Institute of Technology), Paul O'Toole (University College Cork), Noah W. Palm (Yale University School of Medicine), Tamar Ringel-Kulka (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), R. Balfour Sartor (University of North Carolina School of Medicine)

    In the human colon, the microbiome forms one of the densest bacterial ecosystems known in nature. This symposium will highlight recent research innovations and therapeutic applications from the microbiome with a focus on gut health.

    Thursday, October 8, 2015 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    A New Science of Happiness: The Paradox of Pleasure

    Featuring: Kim Azzarelli (Cornell Law School), Darrin McMahon (Dartmouth College), and Barry Schwartz (Swarthmore College)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    How does the relationship between happiness and pleasure shape our quest to lead the good life? Attorney Kim Azzarelli, historian Darrin McMahon, and psychologist Barry Schwartz discuss their research on happiness, pleasure, and the coveted good life.
    This event is Sold Out

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    The Business of STEM: Startups, Technologies, Entrepreneurship and Management

    Panelists: Isabel Aznarez (ASOthera Pharmaceuticals), Joe Borrello (DynamiCal), Ramphis Castro (Founder Institute MindchemyNYC), Maria Luisa Pineda (Envisagenics)

    For this event Science Alliance (NYAS) and the Minority Graduate Student Network (MGSN) will bring together STEM researchers with key players in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

    Monday, October 5, 2015 | 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group Meeting

    Speakers: Roger Greenberg (University of Pennsylvania), Andreas Hochwagen (New York University), Megan King (Yale University), Rodney Rothstein (Columbia University), Eleni Mimitou (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Pedro Rocha (NYU Langone 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, October 5, 2015 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society October 2015 Meeting

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

    September 30 - October 1, 2015

    Mobile Health: The Power of Wearables, Sensors, and Apps to Transform Clinical Trials

    Keynote Speakers: Ian Ferguson (ARM), Christian Stammel (Wearable Technologies AG)

    Continuous health monitoring using wearable sensors, mobile devices, and apps is becoming a powerful tool for assessing critical physiological parameters. The vast accumulation of real-time biometric data obtained from these technologies may hold invaluable clues for treating some of the most devastating human diseases.

    Tuesday, September 29, 2015 | 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Visualizing Cellular Messengers

    Speakers: Samie R. Jaffrey (Weill Cornell Medical College), Amy E. Palmer (University of Colorado)

    This symposium features state of the art chemical tools and imaging strategies for metal ions, redox signaling species, and metabolites in the cell, cellular delivery and targeting approaches, and their application to studying life processes.

    Monday, September 28, 2015 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    "We are Not Red Indians" (We Might all Be Red Indians): Anticolonial Sovereignty Across the Borders of Time, Place and Sentiment

    Featuring: Professor Audra Simpson (Department of Anthropology, Columbia University)

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

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Info session about the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

    This webinar will provide an overview of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) and program updates for the FY 2016 competition (incl. deadlines, application and review processes).

    Friday, September 18, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Alzheimer's Disease and Tau: Pathogenic Mechanisms and Therapeutic Approaches

    Speakers: George S. Bloom (University of Virginia), Peter Davies (Feinstein Institute for Medical Research), Marc I. Diamond (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center), Michael Hutton (Eli Lilly and Company), Khalid Iqbal (New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities), Magdalena J. Kiprowska (Hunter College and Graduate Center, CUNY), Hartmuth C. Kolb (Johnson & Johnson, Janssen R&D), Nicole Leclerc (Université de Montréal), Kun Ping Lu (Harvard Medical School), Natura Myeku (Taub Institute for Alzheimer's Disease Research, Columbia University), Richard M. Ransohoff (Biogen)

    Speakers at this symposium will address novel tau-centered mechanisms of neurodegeneration and new therapeutic approaches for many devastating neurological disorders.