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  • Science Alliance
  • Scientists Teaching Science

    March 7 - May 9, 2016

    Scientists Teaching Science
    Online Course

    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.


    Monday, December 14, 2015

    Journey Through Science Day 2015

    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 

    Thursday, February 18, 2016 | 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Developing Scientists through Outreach: Defining Quality for the Scientist

    Keynote Speaker: Robert H. Tai (University of Virginia)

    Placing STEM students and postdocs in K-12 learning environments to mentor, teach and do other forms of outreach is a well-known strategy to repair the leaky STEM pipeline. Join us to learn more about what opportunities exist and participate in a focus group so we can learn more about what you expect from this type of experience.

    Monday, February 22, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Regenerative Medicine: Transitioning Therapeutics from Cells to the Clinic

    Speakers: John F. DiPersio (Washington University School of Medicine), Jonathan D. Glass (Emory University School of Medicine), Edward O. Lanphier (Sangamo BioSciences, Inc.), Jane S. Lebkowski (Asterias Biotherapeutics), Racheli Ofir (Pluristem LTD), Mahendra Rao (Wake Forest University School of Medicine), Thomas Schulz (ViaCyte, Inc.), John D. Sinden (ReNeuron Limited), Katherine Tsokas (Janssen Research & Development)

    Advances in gene editing have driven an explosion of pre-clinical cell-based therapies. This event addresses the need to rethink clinical, regulatory, & manufacturing approaches to accelerate the transition of drugs through the clinic.

    Monday, February 29, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Emerging Approaches to Cancer Immunotherapy

    Keynote Speakers: Renier Brentjens (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Jedd Wolchok (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
    Speakers: Jane Gross (Emergent Biosolutions, Inc), John Hunter (Compugen Ltd), Jane S. Lebkowski (Asterias Biotherapeutics), Jens-Peter Marschner (Affimed AG), Charles Nicolette (Argos Therapeutics, Inc), Charles L. Sentman (Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine), David M Spencer (Bellicum Pharmaceuticals), Roland Walter (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)

    Emerging strategies for Cancer Immunotherapy are changing the face of cancer treatment. This symposium will bring together experts in immunotherapy and immunology to discuss emerging approaches, challenges, and opportunities in this evolving field

    Friday, March 4, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    10th Annual Machine Learning Symposium

    Early registration is strongly encouraged as the 2015 Symposium sold out well in advance.

    Keynote Speakers: Sébastien Bubeck (Microsoft Research), Alex Graves (Google Research), Alexander Rakhlin (University of Pennsylvania), Ambuj Tewari (University of Michigan)

    This symposium features keynote speakers in applied and theoretical machine learning as well as "spotlight" talks selected from poster abstract submissions.

    March 7 - May 9, 2016

    Scientists Teaching Science Online Course

    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.

    March 7 - 8, 2016

    "Speaking" Science: How to Communicate, Connect with Audiences

    Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University

    For early-career scientists, this workshop will allow them to more effectively teach, negotiate, communicate, and influence others on scientific matters. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn skills valuable foundation for any career in science.

    March 11 - 12, 2016

    Making the Leap: A Non-Academic Career Planning and Job Search Boot Camp

    Join us for Science Alliance's highly anticipated 2-day career planning boot camp!

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Advances in Human Microbiome Science: Gut-Brain Interaction

    Speakers: Premysl Bercik (McMaster University Medical Centre), John F Cryan (University College Cork), Ted Dinan (University College Cork), Emeran Mayer (David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA), Sarkis Mazmanian (California Institute of Technology), Vassilis Pachnis, MD (The Francis Crick Institute), Robert Yolken (John Hopkins School of Medicine)

    The gut microbiome is emerging as an important regulator of brain development, brain health, and disease. This symposium will highlight recent research innovations and therapeutic applications from the microbiome with a focus on CNS health.

    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Neuronal Connectivity in Brain Function and Disease: Novel Mechanisms and Therapeutic Targets

    Speakers: Wenbiao Gan (NYU Langone Medical Center), Bruce McEwen (Rockefeller University), Eric Nestler (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai), Amy Robinson (MIT), Bernardo Sabatini (Harvard Medical School), David Sulzer (Columbia University Medical Center)

    Mapping neuronal circuitry provides important insight into mammalian health and disease. This symposium will discuss emerging tools and novel findings that address this important goal.

    March 30 - April 1, 2016

    Sohn Conference: Pediatric Cancer in a Post-genomic World

    Keynote Speakers: Richard Gilbertson (Cambridge Cancer Center, University of Cambridge), Craig B. Thompson (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
    Speakers: Scott Armstrong (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Eric Bouffet (The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto), Stefan Burdach (Technical University of Munich, Germany), Michael Dyer (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Howard Hughes Medical Institute), Nancy Goodman (Kids V Cancer), Lee J. Helman (National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health), Nada Jabado (McGill University), Katherine A. Janeway (Dana-Farber Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School), Michael Jensen (Seattle Children's Hospital), Javed Khan (National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health), A. Thomas Look (Dana-Farber Cancer Center, Harvard University), David C. Lyden (Weill Cornell Medical College), Elizabeth Maher (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center), David Malkin (The Hospital for Sick Children), John Maris (The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania), Yael Mossé (The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia), Kathy Pritchard-Jones (Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust and University College London), Charles W.M. Roberts (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital), Michel Sadelain (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Paul M. Sondel (University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health), Poul H. Sorensen (University of British Columbia), Kimberly Stegmaier (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute), Michael D. Taylor (The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto), Matthew Vander Heiden (The Koch Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Robert Wechsler-Reya (Sanford Burnham Prebys Institute of Medical Discovery)

    Discover the latest on pediatric cancers from leading experts, including etiological differences between pediatric and adult cancers, epigenetics, mechanisms of metastasis and disease recurrence, risk factors, diagnostics, and novel treatment approaches.

  • Past Events

    February 5 - 6, 2016

    Learn Basic Computing Skills to Be More Effective in the Lab

    This is an event that will teach graduate students and postdocs basic computer programming techniques that will help them automate repetitive tasks and data analysis in the lab.

    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Cultivating Character: The Art of Living

    Featuring: Lisa Feldman Barrett (Northeastern University), Philip Kitcher (Columbia University), Valerie Tiberius (University of Minnesota)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    Philosopher of science Philip Kitcher joins Humean philosopher Valerie Tiberius and distinguished psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett to explore the role of wisdom in the interplay between positive emotions, virtues, and character.
     
    This event is sold out.

    Monday, February 1, 2016 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group

    Speakers: Alberto Ciccia (Columbia University Medical Center), Maria Jasin (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Jun Hyun Kim (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Alexandra Pinzaru (NYU School of Medicine), Richard Pomerantz (Temple University), Patrick Sung (Yale 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.

    Monday, February 1, 2016 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society February 2016 Meeting

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

    Saturday, January 30, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Risky Business — The Future of Biopharmaceutical Innovation

    This event gives professionals from across the biopharmaceutical space — from scientists and industry executives, through healthcare providers and insurers to investors — a visceral understanding of how biopharma innovation dynamics are evolving, mimicking decision-making under pressure in a complex and changing environment.

  • Career Path Videos

    Many scientists struggle with how to share their work with a wider audience, but Cesar Berríos-Otero found that his passion for science was equal to his love of outreach.


    How does a bright young scientist become an entrepreneur and venture capital investor? Learn how Jorge M. Torres used his scientific background to help launch a career as a venture capital investor.


    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.


    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

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

    Organizers: Robert Martone (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) and Sonya Dougal (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    This eBriefing explores tau-related mechanisms of neurodegeneration and emerging therapeutic strategies focused on tau.

    eBriefing

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

    Keynote Speakers: Sonia Angell (NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) and Rogan Kersh (Wake Forest University)

    This eBriefing looks at current evidence in nutrition policy making, including assessments of recent public policy interventions intended to improve nutrition and reduce obesity.

    eBriefing

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

    Organizers: Alison Bateman-House (NYU School of Medicine), Melanie Brickman Stynes (The New York Academy of Sciences), Arthur Caplan (NYU School of Medicine), Brooke Grindlinger (The New York Academy of Sciences), and Erick Tatro (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    This eBriefing explores pre-approval access to investigational medicines, the prospective benefits of which may outweigh the potential risks for critically ill patients.

    eBriefing

    Current Evidence on Noncaloric Sweeteners and their Health Implications

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

    This eBriefing examines the current research on noncaloric sweeteners, particularly studies assessing how the compounds affect weight management and health.

    eBriefing

    Grantsmanship for Postdocs: Navigating the K99/R00 Award

    Speaker: Jaime S. Rubin (Columbia University)

    This eBriefing reviews grant writing for the NIH K99/R00 career transition award, which helps PhDs and physician-scientists move from postdoc to independent research.

  • 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.