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  • Science Alliance
  • Journey Through Science Day

    Monday, December 8, 2014

    Journey Through Science Day 2014

    Fifty exceptional students and early career scientists (MS, PhD, postdoc) will be selected for this unique opportunity to interact with PepsiCo's R&D leadership, learn about their efforts to develop products rooted in science-based nutrition, and get an exclusive glimpse of how science has shaped their careers.

  • Events 

    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.

    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.

    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 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.

    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.

    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.

    March 26 - 27, 2015

    The Role of Nutrition in Dementia Prevention and Management

    Keynote Speakers: Miia Kivipelto (Karolinska Institutet), Irwin Rosenberg (Tufts University), David Smith (University of Oxford)
    Speakers: Cédric Annweiler (Angers University Hospital), Stephen Cunnane (Université de Sherbrooke), Agnes Flöel (Charité - University Medicine Berlin), Gary Gibson (Burke Rehabilitation Center), Richard Isaacson (Weill Cornell Medical College), Heather Keller (University of Waterloo), Max Lugavere (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), Kirsten Tillisch (UCLA), Katherine 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.

    Monday, April 6, 2015 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group Meeting

    Speakers: Jef Boeke (NYU Langone Medical Center), Mike Glickman (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center), Eric Greene (Columbia University Medical Center), Evgeny Nudler (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.

    Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Cytokine-Based Immunotherapies

    Keynote Speaker: James W. Mier (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/ Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA)
    Speakers: Stephen D. Gillies (Provenance Biopharmaceuticals, Carlisle, MA), Jerome Ritz (Harvard Medical School), Gilles Uzé (Université Montpellier II, Montpellier, France), K. Dane Wittrup (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA)

    Systemic toxicity currently prevents exploiting the potential of many cytokines to treat cancer, viral infections, inflammatory and autoimmune conditions. Targeted delivery of immune-stimulatory or immune-regulatory cytokines offers much promise.

    Thursday, April 16, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    Nutrition and the Science of Disease Prevention: A Systems Approach to Support Metabolic Health

    Speakers: Brian Bennett (University of North Carolina), Kevin Hall (National Institute of Health), Frank Hu (Harvard School of Public Health), Rudolph Leibel (Columbia University), Anne McCartney (University of Reading), Christina A. Roberto (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)

    This one-day conference will highlight the connection between nutrition and the complex science of preventing disease. Speakers will focus on promotion of optimal metabolic health, building on input from several complementary disciplines.

  • Past Events

    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.

  • Career Path Videos

    Interested in working as a Medical Science Liaison (MSL)? Dr. Arati Sadalge Kreibich discusses her work as an MSL and provides advice on how you can transition from the bench and into MSL positions.


    Interested in starting your own company? Listen to Dr. Joshua Spodek discusses his exciting path from a PhD in physics to a career as entrepreneur.


    Interested in working in science and international policy? Dr. Dana Perkins discusses her extensive career in government and provides advice on how you can transition from the bench and into the exciting world of policy.


    Interested in promoting the next generation of researchers through innovative education initiatives? Dr. Oscar Pineda-Catalan, Manager of the American Museum of Natural History's Science Research Mentoring Program, discusses the importance of engaging youth in science education and how to develop skills to be an effective educator and mentor that can help young professionals to develop alternative careers in science.


    Are you interested in informal science programs? Do you want to help create a larger science community? Dr. Jeanne Garbarino, Director of Science Outreach at The Rockefeller University, explains how her interest in science communication—via blogging, social media and research programs—has helped her reach new audiences.


    Dream of independence and your own company? Human Workflows and SciPhD co-founder Randy Ribaudo discusses the rewards and challenges of entrepreneurship, and how scientists can apply their problem-solving skills—and improve their communication skills—to successfully start and run a business.


    Interested in the business of science or how research programs get designed, funded, and managed? Hear Mike Holland discuss how he went from imaging aluminum uptake in soybean roots to overseeing multi-billion dollar federal research programs.


    Interested in translating your science critical thinking skills to the market? Listen to Caroline Corner describe how she left the lab bench to break into the finance industry as an equity research analyst and consultant.


    Want to learn more about consulting? Hear Jeremy Buzzard, a PhD in molecular and cellular biology, talk about his career in management consulting as a partner at McKinsey & Co.


    Not ready to leave the bench after grad school? Find out how training in an industry lab versus an academic lab compares from Justin Hall, currently a postdoctoral fellow at Pfizer.


    Intrigued by the forensic scientists on shows like CSI? Find out what the job's really like from criminalist Craig O'Connor, who joined the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in NYC after earning a PhD in genetics.


    If you're thinking about a career in academia, find out how Rachel O'Neill transitioned from her postdoc to a faculty position, as well as the benefits and challenges of this path.


    Hear Laura Malisheski discuss how she transitioned from her postdoc in neuroscience to advising others on their career paths.


    If working with scientists to patent their inventions sounds appealing, hear Ryan Murphey talk about how you can get into intellectual property law with a PhD.


    For those with a passion for communicating science: Beth Schachter details her journey as an assistant professor who left the bench to pursue a career in science communications.


    If teaching is your calling, tune in to Ellen Cohn, an immunologist, talk about her transition into teaching middle school science.


    Want to be a journal editor? Listen to Brooke Grindlinger discuss her path from being a PhD in microbiology to an editor at the Journal of Clinical Investigation.


    Interested in publishing? Hear Jennifer Henry discuss how she went from studying plant molecular biology to being a publishing manager at Nature.

  • Publications 

    Annals

    Building the Knowledge Base for Climate Resiliency: New York City Panel on Climate Change 2015 Report

    Cynthia Rosenzweig and William Solecki, Editors

    Increasing resiliency of New York City to a range of climate risks in the coming decades

    eBriefing

    Food Safety Considerations for Nutrition Science

    Keynote Speakers: Robert E. Brackett (Illinois Institute of Technology) and Frank Yiannas (Wal-Mart Stores Inc.)

    This eBriefing considers issues of food security, economics, policy, and communication related to food safety.

    eBriefing

    Shaping the Developing Brain: Fifth Annual Aspen Brain Forum

    Keynote Speaker: Thomas R. Insel (National Institute of Mental Health, NIH)

    This eBriefing explores cognitive neuroscience research on early development, environmental factors that cause lasting changes in the brain, and initiatives to help at-risk children.

    eBriefing

    Shaping the Developing Brain: Spotlight on Nutrition and Brain Development

    Speakers: Maureen M. Black (University of Maryland School of Medicine), Edward A. Frongillo (University of South Carolina), Michael K. Georgieff (University of Minnesota), and Betsy Lozoff (University of Michigan)

    This eBriefing highlights research on nutrition and brain development presented at the Fifth Annual Aspen Brain Forum.

    Annals

    MARROW

    Edited by Mone Zaidi (Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York)

    A new series in Annals, MARROW presents cutting-edge manuscripts on basic, translational, and clinical bone and bone marrow biology and medicine.

  • Webinar Archives

    Webinar Archive
    March 2, 2010

    Emerging Infectious Diseases in Response to Climate Change

    Climate and weather are important components of complex ecosystems, and with these changes, the dynamic balance between the living components of ecosystems is often disturbed. Experts in climate change, climate policy, emerging infectious diseases and public health discussed the relevant and pressing issues that we as a global community face as the planet's climate is altered.

    Webinar Archive
    February 23, 2010

    Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors: Translation from Discovery to Clinical Trials

    Researchers met to discuss advances in basic and translational research on metabotropic glutamate receptors, which are promising targets in drug discovery for CNS diseases and other illnesses.

    Webinar Archive
    January 5, 2010

    Envisioning a Low-Carbon Clean Energy Economy in New York

    New York Governor David Paterson has set a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the state by 80% by the year 2050. Stakeholders met at the Academy to discuss strategies for reaching this goal.