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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 

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Life in Past and Coming Ruins: On living in the Anthropocene

    Speaker: Anna Tsing, University of California Santa Cruz

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

    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 - 5:00 PM

    Cytokine-Based Immunotherapies

    Keynote Speaker: James W. Mier (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/ Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA)
    Speakers: Renier J. Brentjens (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), 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.

    Monday, April 13, 2015 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society April 2015 Meeting

    Speakers: Joel Kirman and Philip W. Apruzzese

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

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

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

    Keynote Speaker: Frank Hu (Harvard School of Public Health)
    Speakers: Brian Bennett (University of North Carolina), Kevin Hall (National Institutes of Health), Rudolph Leibel (Columbia University), Patricia Mabry (National Institutes of Health), 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.

    Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Personal Branding

    Speaker: Marquita M. Qualls (Entropia Consulting)

    In this one-day workshop participants will learn critical skills to develop their professional image. This workshop will cover topics related to developing a personal brand, value of transferable skills and influence of social media.

    Monday, April 27, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM

    Non-Motor Symptoms: Unraveling the "Invisible" Face of Parkinson’s Disease

    Speakers: Erwan Bezard (University of Bordeaux), Patrick Brundin (Van Andel Institute), Anna Sauerbier (NPF Parkinson's International Centre of Excellence, Kings College London), Marie-Francoise Chesselet (David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA), Maurizio Facheris (Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research), Horacio Kaufmann (NYU Langone Medical Center), Olivier Rascol (Toulouse University Hospital), Daniel Weintraub (University of Pennsylvania)

    This symposium will review clinical tools for the diagnosis and treatment of non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease, discuss the disease mechanisms, and address preclinical models for the development of new therapeutics.

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Success Stories in Non-Academic Career Tracks: Overcoming the Barriers of an International Scientist in the USA

    Speakers: Andreas von Bubnoff, Matthew Cotter (Pfizer Oncology), Jayita Guhaniyogi (Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto), Joann Halpern (German Center for Research and Innovation), Alexandra Marszalek (Bank of America Merrill Lynch), Anna Pettersson (Pfizer), Martin Rost (Pfizer, Market Access (Global)), Anita Schmid (OnDeck)

    Join the Science Alliance (NYAS) and INet NYC as we discuss the career choices, challenges and support systems for international graduate students and post-docs in the US.

    May 14 - 15, 2015 | Spain

    Human Health in the Face of Climate Change: Science, Medicine, and Adaptation

    Speakers and Session Chairs: Matthew Baylis (University of Liverpool), Jose A. Centeno (The Joint Pathology Center, US Department of Defense), Peter John Diggle (Lancaster University), Kristie L. Ebi (University of Washington), Carlos Pérez García-Pando (International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University), Elisabet Lindgren (Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University), George Luber (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Jane Olwoch (University of Pretoria), Mercedes Pascual (University of Chicago), Richard Paul (Institut Pasteur), A. Townsend Peterson (The University of Kansas), Jan C. Semenza (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)), Jeffrey Shaman (Columbia University), Cassandra De Young (UN Food and Agricultural Organization)

    Discover the latest research on climate change and its effects on human health, including vulnerability due to extreme weather events, land-use change and agricultural production, variable epidemiology of parasites and infectious diseases, and climate-altering pollutants.

    Saturday, May 16, 2015 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    MGSN Career Fair 2015

    Join the Minority Graduate Student Network (MGSN) for the MGSN Career Fair 2015, an event connecting top graduate students and postdoctoral associates in STEM with ready-to-hire employers.

  • Past Events

    March 26 - 27, 2015

    The Role of Nutrition in Dementia Prevention and Management

    Keynote Speakers: Miia Kivipelto (Karolinska Institutet), Irwin H. Rosenberg (Tufts University), A. David Smith (University of Oxford)
    Speakers: Cédric Annweiler (Angers University Hospital), Stephen Cunnane (Université de Sherbrooke), Agnes Flöel (Charité - University Medicine Berlin), Gary E. Gibson (Weill Cornell Medical College, Burke Medical Research Institute), Richard S. Isaacson (Weill Cornell Medical College, New York-Presbyterian Hospital), Heather H. Keller (University of Waterloo), Max Lugavere (Independent Documentary 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, Norway), Kirsten Tillisch (David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA), Katherine L. 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.

    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.

    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.

    Monday, March 23, 2015 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Living in the Anthropocene: Long Term Human Ecodynamics in Barbuda, WI

    Speaker: Sophia Perdikaris, PhD, Brooklyn College CUNY
    Discussant: Pam Crabtree, New York University

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

    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.

  • 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 

    Annals

    Competitive Visual Processing Across Space and Time: Attention, Memory, and Prediction

    Edited by Werner X. Schneider (Bielefeld University), Wolfgang Einhäuser (Bielefeld University and Philipps-University Marburg), and Gernot Horstmann (Bielefeld University)

    This Annals volume explores three memory-related aspects of competitive visual processing: interactions of attention and working memory, attention and long-term memory, and attention and prediction.

    Volume 1339

    eBriefing

    Career Building in Nontraditional Postdoc Tracks

    Speakers: Susan D. Croll (Regeneron), Uzi de Haan (Cornell Tech), and Karen Hanson Widbin (Pfizer)

    This eBriefing looks at nontraditional postdoctoral tracks in drug discovery and applied research.

    Annals

    The Year in Neurology and Psychiatry

    Edited by Daniel H. Geschwind (University of California, Los Angeles)

    Scholarly reviews of topics in neurology and psychiatry--a new Annals series.

    Annals

    The Neurosciences and Music V: Cognitive Stimulation and Rehabilitation

    Edited by Emmanuel Bigand (University of Bourgogne), Barbara Tillmann (Lyon Neuroscience Research Center), Isabelle Peretz (University of Montreal), Robert J. Zatorre (McGill University), Luisa Lopez (University of Rome), and Maria Majno (Pierfranco and Luisa Mariani Foundation)

    This Annals volume highlights neuroscience research on the unique contributions of music to programs of cognitive stimulation and rehabilitation, including music-based interventions for neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.

    Volume 1337

    eBriefing

    Diabetic Kidney Disease: Drug Discovery and Clinical Development Challenges

    Organizers: Magdalena Alonso-Galicia (MAG Pharma Consulting LLC), Ken Jones (Allergan), Scott MacDonnell (Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals), and Jennifer Henry (formerly at The New York Academy of Sciences)

    This eBriefing reviews targets for preventive or therapeutic interventions in diabetic kidney disease and discusses clinical development.

  • 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.