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  • Events 

    Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Building a Collaborative International Network

    Speakers: Parker Emerson (Yale University), Joann Halpern (German Center for Research and Innovation), Terrie Taylor (Michigan State University)

    A new and exciting event that will provide an introduction to communicating and networking with scientists and professionals from different cultures.

    Friday, April 25, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    Malaria 2014: Advances in Pathophysiology, Biology and Drug Development

    Keynote Speakers: Jane M. Carlton (New York University), Rick M. Fairhurst (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, NIH), Terrie E. Taylor (Michigan State University)
    Speakers: Myles Akabas (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Purnima Bhanot (UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School), Liwang Cui (Pennsylvania State University), Mahalia S. Desruisseaux (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Miriam K. Laufer (University of Maryland School of Medicine), Laura Kirkman (Weill Cornell Medical College), Marcus Lee (Columbia University), Alexander Ploss (Princeton University), Photini Sinnis (Johns Hopkins University)

    Despite a 25% reduction in global malaria mortality since 2000, around half the world's population is at risk. Join us on World Malaria Day to examine breakthroughs in pathophysiology, pre-erythrocytic and liver stage biology, and drug development.

    April 28 - 29, 2014

    Companion Diagnostics: From Biomarker Identification to Market Entry

    Keynote Panelists: Mikael Dolsten (Pfizer Inc), Michael Kolodziej (Aetna), Charles L. Sawyers (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center)

    Biomarker-based companion diagnostics (CDx), designed to identify treatment responsive patients, lie at the heart of the emerging personalized, precision medicine movement. This 2-day conference will discuss research, financial, and regulatory strategies to facilitate CDx development and integration. Presentations will analyze diverse therapeutic target areas beyond cancer such as inflammatory, infectious, cardiovascular, metabolic, and neurodegenerative diseases; evaluate emerging applications of technologies such as epigenetics, bioinformatics, and nanotechnology; illustrate successes and failures via case studies; recognize regulatory hurdles; and formulate solutions to better improve public health with CDx and personalized medicine.

    Monday, April 28, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Capitalism and Cloves: Islamic Plantations on Nineteenth-Century Zanzibar

    Speaker: Sarah K. Croucher (Wesleyan University)

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

    Thursday, May 1, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    Supporting Dynamic STEM Careers for Underrepresented Minorities: A Networking Reception and Forum

    Panel Speakers: Kimberly Douglass (University of Tennessee), Christine Hendon (Columbia University), Richard Torres (Regeneron), Oscar Pineda-Catalan (American Museum of Natural History)
    Panel Moderator: Joel D. Oppenheim (The Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at New York University School of Medicine)

    Join us to celebrate the Minority Graduate Students Network’s partnership with the New York Academy of Sciences. MGSN and the Academy will pool resources to prepare underrepresented minority students and scientists for sustainable STEM careers.

    Monday, May 5, 2014 | 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    HIV 2014: Science, Community and Policy for Key Vulnerable Populations

    Speakers: Fareed Abdullah (South African National AIDS Council, Pretoria, South Africa), Frederick Altice (Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA), Joe Amon (Human Rights Watch, New York, NY, USA), Chasity Andrews (Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, New York, NY, USA), Chris Beyrer (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, PA, USA), Frances Cowan (Centre for Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Research Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe), Anna-Louise Crago (University of Toronto, Canada), Steven Deeks (University of California - San Francisco, CA, USA), Jerome Kim (Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Bethesda, MD, USA), Luiz Loures (UNAIDS, Geneva, Switzerland), Kristen Marks (Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA), Daniel Raymond (Harm Reduction Coalition, New York, NY, USA), Pavlo Smyrnov (International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine, Ukraine)

    The UNAIDS' vision of zero new HIV infections, zero AIDS-related deaths and zero discrimination provides a clear path for HIV research and policy. This symposium convenes clinicians, scientists, activists and policy-makers with the shared goal of improving outcomes for HIV in key vulnerable populations.

    Monday, May 5, 2014 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society: Beyond the Philadelphia Chromosome

    Speakers: Arline Cohn and Andra Miller

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

    Friday, May 9, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    The Biology of Aging: Novel Drug Targets for Neurodegenerative Disease

    Speakers: Carmela R. Abraham (Boston University School of Medicine), Eric H. Baehrecke (University of Massachusetts Medical School), Nir Barzilai (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Jerry R. Colca (Metabolic Solutions Development Company), Brendan D. Manning (Harvard School of Public Health), Beth Stevens (Harvard Medical School), D. Martin Watterson (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine), Haung Yu (Columbia University), Jeffrey W. Kelly (The Scripps Research Institute), Richard I. Morimoto (Northwestern University)

    Age is the major risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, and key pathways in aging biology offer targets for novel drugs. Explore recent advances in the science of aging and innovative drug discovery for Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases.

    Monday, May 12, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Experiments in the Popularization of Mid-Victorian Science: Museums and Exhibitions

    Speaker: Professor Bernard Lightman (York 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, May 14, 2014 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Symposium at the NewYorkBio Conference

    Science Alliance and several universities are partnering with NewYorkBio to host the Student & Post Doc Career Symposium at the New York Bio Annual Conference.

  • 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.

  • Career Path Videos

    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 

    eBriefing

    Fast-tracking Alzheimer's Research: Global Alzheimer's Platform Design Workshop

    Team Leaders: Paul Aisen (University of California, San Diego), Russell L. Barton (Eli Lilly and Company), Randall J. Bateman (Washington University), Howard Feldman (University of British Columbia, Canada), Michael T. Ropacki (Janssen Research & Development), Andrew Satlin (Eisai Inc.), Eric R. Siemers (Eli Lilly and Company), Reisa A. Sperling (Harvard Medical School), and Luc Truyen (Johnson & Johnson)

    The Global Alzheimer's Platform (GAP) aims to establish a drug discovery process to expedite AD research. This eBriefing documents a workshop convened to plan how to build the platform.

    Annals

    Technical Considerations for Maize Flour and Corn Meal Fortification in Public Health

    Edited by Juan Pablo Peña-Rosas (World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland), Maria Nieves Garcia-Casal (Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research, Caracas, Venezuela), and Helena Pachón (Flour Fortification Initiative and Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia)

    This Annals volume explores fortification of staple foods with micronutrients as a public health intervention, with a special focus on technical considerations for maize flour and corn meal.

    Volume 1312

    Free online access provide by the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science and the World Health Organization

    Annals

    The Year in Diabetes and Obesity

    Edited by Rexford S. Ahima (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and Alvin C. Powers (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee)

    This Annals volume presents scholarly reviews by leading experts in diabetes and obesity research.

    eBriefing

    Nanomedicines: Addressing the Scientific and Regulatory Gap

    Organizers: Raj Bawa (Bawa Biotech LLC; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Scott E. McNeil (Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory – Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research), Stefan Mühlebach (Vifor Pharma Ltd.; University of Basel, Switzerland), Melanie Brickman Stynes (The New York Academy of Sciences), and Melinda Miller (The New York Academy of Sciences)
    Keynote Speaker: Sally Tinkle (Science and Technology Policy Institute, IDA)

    This eBriefing explores regulatory challenges in the nascent field of nanomedicines.

    eBriefing

    Perspectives in STEM: An Evening with Laurie Leshin

    Speaker: Laurie Leshin (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

    Laurie Leshin, Dean of the School of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and former NASA executive, related her career in science and technology, discussed career development and the future of STEM, and provided updates from the Mars Curiosity rover mission.

  • 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.