Thursday, March 13, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Kelly Tappenden (University of Illinois)
Speakers: Marian de van der Schueren (VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam), Marinos Elia (University of Southampton), Leah Gramlich (Alberta Health Services North), Michael Johnson (Bayada Home Healthcare), Su Lin Lim (National University Hospital, Singapore), Hélène Payette (Université de Sherbrooke), Tomas Philipson (University of Chicago), Carla Prado (Florida State University)
The conference will focus on malnutrition's clinical and economic impacts of prevention across the continuum of care; new approaches and interventions to integrated care; and, a health systems approach to delivery of nutrition interventions.
Thursday, March 13, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speakers: Charles Camarda (NASA), Dave Mosher (Popular Science), Sara Zwart (NASA)
Going to space is the ultimate adventure, the tiniest margin of error can determine if a mission is a success or a failure. But other concerns, like what to eat for dinner, are also important to those who venture into the final frontier.
March 15 - 17, 2014 | Qatar
Featuring: Huda Akil (University of Michigan), Karl Deisseroth (Stanford University)
Join global experts in clinical neuroscience in Doha, Qatar, for a 2.5 day, two-track conference that will feature recent advances in the understanding and treatment of mood disorders, stroke, and traumatic brain injury.
Thursday, March 20, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Sean F. Brady (The Rockefeller University), Steven Edgar (MIT), Justin Nodwell (University of Toronto), Kang Zhou (MIT)
Secondary metabolites or idiolites play many roles in biological systems, including communication, defense and signaling. This symposium takes a systems biology approach to explore their biological effects and potential benefits for human health.
March 21 - 22, 2014
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.
Friday, March 21, 2014 | 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Gavin A. Smith, University of Toronto
The Academy's Anthropology Section is the crossroads for four-field anthropologists in the greater New York area.
Monday, March 24, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speakers: David Alland (Rutgers New Jersey Medical School), Stephanie Boisson-Dupuis (The Rockefeller University), Andrea M. Cooper (Trudeau Institute), Jerrold J. Ellner (Boston Medical Center), Daniel E. Everitt (TB Alliance), Michael S. Glickman (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center), Kathleen A. McDonough (Wadsworth Center ), Steven A. Porcelli (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Kyu Rhee (Weill Cornell Medical College), G. Marcela Rodriguez (Rutgers New Jersey Medical School), Padmini Salgame (Rutgers New Jersey Medical School), Marie Samanovic (NYU Langone Medical Center), Jessica C. Seeliger (Stony Brook University)
TB is a curable infection that should be a disease of the past, yet a third of the world's population remains affected. Join us on World TB Day to explore scientific insights towards novel diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccine-related tools.
Monday, March 24, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Daniel Lende (University of South Florida), Rayna Rapp (New York University)
The Academy's Anthropology Section is the crossroads for four-field anthropologists in the greater New York area.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speakers: Rolf Brekken (UT Southwestern), Jessica S. Donington (NYU Langone Medical Center), Balazs Halmos (Columbia University Medical Center), Roy S. Herbst (Yale School of Medicine), Suresh S. Ramalingam (Emory University)
Recent treatment advances may improve lung cancer patient survival rates, as understanding genetic heterogeneity can improve trial patient selection. Hear updates on common mutations, intraoperative chemotherapy, and insights from clinical trials.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Joanne Guthrie (United States Department of Agriculture)
Speakers: Bruce Cogill (Bioversity International), Fred Brouns (Maastricht University), Howard Moskowitz (iNovum LLC), James O. Hill (University of Colorado), Jodi Kahn (FreshDirect), Juan M. Gonzalez (Mead Johnson), Kees de Graaf (Wageningen University), Richard Black (PepsiCo), Richard D. Mattes (Purdue University), Rick Weiss (Viocare, Inc.), Sanjiv Avashia (Tate and Lyle), Serena C. Lo (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)
This conference will explore how consumer behavior can be analyzed and utilized to advance healthy and sustainable nutrition
Monday, March 10, 2014 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speakers: Uwe P. Gielen (IICCP, St. Francis College), Dinesh Sharma (SUNY-Binghamton, IICCP, St. Francis College)
The authors examine Obama's efforts in light of the social psychological literature on leadership and review how the American president is perceived and judged by the public around the world.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Speaker: Stephanie Pereira (Kickstarter)
Learn to use Kickstarter to creatively tell a story about your science, technology, or education project, communicate these projects to a broad audience, and secure funds for these projects.
Monday, March 3, 2014 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Speakers: Marina Korsakova Kreyn, Karen Seigel
The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Heidi Voskuhl (University of Pennsylvania)
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.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speakers: John DiPersio (Washington University School of Medicine), William R. Drobyski (Medical College of Wisconsin), James Ferrara (University of Michigan), David L. Porter, MD, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Robert J. Soiffer (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute), Megan Sykes (Columbia University), Marcel RM van den Brink (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
Mechanisms that cause graft-versus-host disease (GvHD), a major cause of mortality after stem cell transplants, must be inhibited while preserving the graft-versus-tumor (GvT) response. Explore recent advances in separating GvHD from GvT effects.
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.
Keynote Speaker: Barbara Burlingame (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
This eBriefing looks at how to improve the protein supply chain, especially through programs designed to increase access to a high-quality diet for malnourished populations.
Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
This Annals volume presents four scholarly reports: (1) Effects of Genetic, Processing, or Product Formulation Changes on Efficacy and Safety of Probiotics; (2) Probiotics and Prebiotics: Prospects for Public Health and Nutritional Recommendations; (3)Targeting Epigenetic Regulators for Cancer Therapy; and (4) Précis of Nutrition of Children and Women in Haiti: Analyses of Data from 1995 to 2012.
Organizers: Mandë Holford (Hunter College, CUNY; American Museum of Natural History), Steven Gross (Weill Cornell Medical College), and Jennifer Henry (The New York Academy of Sciences)
Keynote Speaker: Baldomero M. Olivera (University of Utah)
Venomous animals, including spiders, snakes, scorpions, sea snails, leeches, and others, produce millions of bioactive compounds, offering enormous potential for venom-based drug discovery.
Organizers: John E. Hambor (Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals) and Jennifer Henry (The New York Academy of Sciences)
Dendritic cells offer promise in the development of cancer vaccines.
Moderator: Christine Gorman (Scientific American
Speakers: Martin Blaser (New York University), Lawrence Brandt (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), and Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello (New York University)
A panel discussed the impact on health care of new knowledge about human microbial ecology, highlighting the role bacteria play in childbirth, in diseases such as diabetes and obesity, and in general health and wellness.
March 2, 2010
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.
February 23, 2010
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.
January 5, 2010
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.