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  • Science Alliance
  • Journey Through Science Day

    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 

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

    Leveraging Big Data and Predictive Knowledge to Fight Disease

    Speakers: Marc D Chioda (Pfizer Inc), Leonard James (Pfizer Inc), Iya Khalil (GNS Healthcare), Michael Matheny (Vanderbilt University), Jason H. Moore (University of Pennsylvania), Nicholas Tatonetti (Columbia University Medical Center), Craig P. Webb (NuMedii, Inc), Chunhua Weng (Columbia University)

    In the era of precision medicine, analyses of large volumes of data are key to developing targeted and effective therapeutics. This symposium explores how big data and predictive knowledge are used to guide drug development and clinical trials.

    Thursday, September 17, 2015 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    197th Annual Meeting of the New York Academy of Sciences

    Featuring: Mr. Ellis Rubinstein (NYAS Chief Executive Office) and selected members of the Academy's Senior Staff

    Please join us for the Academy’s 197th Annual Members Meeting, followed by a Welcome Reception in honor of our new Members. Learn about how your Academy is evolving to meet the many challenges ahead, then meet and mingle with fellow Academy Members.

    Friday, September 18, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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

    Speakers: George S. Bloom (University of Virginia), Peter Davies (The 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), Hartmuth C. Kolb (Johnson & Johnson, Janssen R&D), Nicole Leclerc (Université de Montréal), Richard Ransohoff (Biogen)

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

    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.

    Friday, October 16, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 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's Salt), Sanjay Basu (Stanford Prevention Research Center), Jason Block (Harvard Medical School), Juan Rivera Dommarco (Research Center in Nutrition and Health, National Institutes of Public Health), Matthew Harding (Duke Sanford School for Public Policy), Terry Huang (CUNY School of Public Health), Nancy Huehnergarth (Nancy F. Huehnergarth Consulting), Barbara A. Laraia (Berkeley School of Public Health), 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.

    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. Kwiatowski (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), 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), Stefano Rivella (Weill Cornell Medical Center), 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.

    Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Phenotypic and Biomarker-Based Drug Discovery

    Speakers: Andras Bauer (Boehringer Ingelheim), Alex Huang (Genentech), Bryan Laffitte (Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation), Jonathan Lee (Eli Lilly ), Lorenz Mayr (AstraZeneca), Aravind Subramanian (Broad Institute), Giulio Superti-Furga (Austrian Academy of Sciences), Robert Temple (US Food and Drug Administration )

    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.

    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, 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.

    Thursday, November 19, 2015 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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

    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.

  • Past Events

    Friday, June 19, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    Microbes in the City:
    Mapping the Urban Genome

    Speakers: Joel Ackelsberg (NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene), Eric Alm (Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Martin J. Blaser (New York University Langone Medical Center), Ilana Brito (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Jane Carlton (New York University Center for Genomics and Systems Biology), Rumi Chunara (New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering), Laurie Garrett (Council on Foreign Relations), Jack Gilbert (Argonne National Laboratory), Jo Handelsman (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy), Curtis Huttenhower (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health), W. Ian Lipkin (Center for Infection and Immunity, Columbia University), Juan Maestre (The University of Texas at Austin), Christopher Mason (Institute for Computational Biomedicine, Weill Cornell Medical College), Paula Olsiewski (Alfred P. Sloan Foundation), Rachel Poretsky (University of Illinois at Chicago), Coby Schal (North Carolina State University Department of Entomology)

    Efforts to map all of the genetic information of microbial communities that make up the urban genome—from kiosks and subways, to soil and sewage—seek to improve the health and productivity of the built environments in which we live.

    Thursday, June 18, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    Quantitative Biology:
    From Molecules to Man

    Keynote Speaker: Steve Kay (University of Southern California)
    Speakers: Francis J. Doyle III (University of California Santa Barbara), Andrew Ewald, PhD (Johns Hopkins University), Scott E. Fraser (University of Southern California), Peter Kuhn (University of Southern California), Christopher E. Mason (Weill Cornell Medical College), Paul Newton (University of Southern California), Amanda Randles (Harvard University), Chris Sander (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)

    Quantitative Biology: From Molecules to Man will bring together professionals in science, medicine, and engineering to articulate a vision for the future of improving patient health outcomes.

    June 15 - August 10, 2015

    Scientists Teaching Science
    (Online Summer 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.

    Thursday, June 11, 2015 | 8:45 AM - 5:15 PM

    Learning from Cancer to Advance Neurodegeneration Drug Discovery and Development

    Keynote Speaker: Jane A. Driver (Brigham and Women's Hospital)
    Speakers: Kurt Brunden (University of Pennsylvania), Stuart Calderwood (Harvard Medical School), Gary Landreth (Case Western Reserve University), Tamara Maes, PhD (Oryzon Genomics S.A.), David M. Roy (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Stephen Strittmatter (Yale University School of Medicine), Li Huei Tsai (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Raymond Scott Turner (Georgetown University), Claes Wahlestedt (University of Miami Miller School of Medicine), Hui Zheng (Baylor College of Medicine)

    Does having cancer decrease your risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases? Why do many cancer drug targets overlap with targets for neurodegenerative diseases? This meeting will address these questions to help advance therapeutic development.

    Monday, June 8, 2015 | 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

    2015 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine: Harnessing Cell Signaling Pathways to Treat Cancer

    Featured Speaker: Kevin J. Tracey (President, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research)

    This symposium will honor the recipient of the 2015 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine.

  • Career Path Videos

    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.


    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

    Nutrition and Disease Prevention: A Systems Approach to Metabolic Health

    Keynote Speaker: Frank Hu (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)

    This eBriefing explores research on metabolic health from several disciplines and looks at how different types of data combine to explain physiology and disease.

    Annals

    Companion Diagnostics: From Biomarker Identification to Market Entry

    Edited by Claudio Carini (Pfizer)

    Discusses the development of biomarker-based companion diagnostics to optimize diagnosis and treatment choices.

    eBriefing

    The Role of Nutrition in Dementia Prevention and Management

    Keynote Speakers: Miia Kivipelto (Karolinska Institute, Sweden), Irwin H. Rosenberg (Tufts University), and A. David Smith (University of Oxford, UK)

    This eBriefing discusses epidemiological evidence for the role of diet in cognitive function and looks at nutritional and lifestyle strategies to delay or prevent dementia.

    Annals

    Affective Disorders and Traumatic Brain Injury: Qatar Clinical Neuroscience Conference

    Edited by Matthew E. Fink (Weill Cornell Medical College), Jack D. Barchas (Weill Cornell Medical College), and Javaid I. Sheikh (Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar)

    Discussions of the latest translational research, advanced brain imaging, & novel diagnostics

    Annals

    Translational Neuroscience in Psychiatry: Light at the End of the Tunnel

    Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences editorial staff

    This Annals volume discusses progress in neuroscience that translates to new treatments for psychiatric illness, with a focus on progress in developing quantitative endpoints to measure disease progression and response to therapy in depression and schizophrenia.

    Volume 1344

  • 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.