Monday, December 8, 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.
Monday, November 3, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speakers: Kwame O. Affram (Uniformed Services University), Erik H.W.G.M. Boddeke (University Medical Center Groningen), Oleg Butovsky (Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School), Philip L. De Jager (Harvard University and Brigham and Women's Hospital), Joseph El Khoury (Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School), Miriam Merad (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai), Michael C. Oldham (University of California, San Francisco), Vishal Sahni (Eisai Inc), Bin Zhang (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
Next generation sequencing of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) progression reveals gene networks within microglial pathways. This symposium focuses on microglia biology, molecular signatures specific to microglial phenotypes, and phenotype modulation.
Monday, November 3, 2014 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Speakers: Stuart Firestein and Joel Kirman
The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.
Thursday, November 6, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Keynote Speakers: Robert E. Brackett (Illinois Institute of Technology), Frank Yiannas (Walmart)
Speakers: Carol Byrd-Bredbenner (Rutgers University), Benjamin Chapman (North Carolina State University), Marjorie Nolan Cohn (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics), Jeff Farber (Bureau of Microbial Hazards, Health Canada), Linda J. Harris (UC Davis), Tanya Roberts (Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention), Victoria Salin (Texas A&M University), Manpreet Singh (Purdue University), William Sperber (The Friendly Microbiologist LLC)
This conference will discuss issues of food security, economics, policy and communication related to food safety.
Saturday, November 8, 2014 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Kristina Drury (TYTHE-Design)
Speakers:Dan Aisen (IEX), Dan Seewald (Pfizer), Benjamin Small (IEX)
Looking to take your thesis or postdoc project into more creative directions?? Interested in developing a novel scientific concept into a revolutionary product? Then, tap into your imagination and learn how to mine new insights from your research.
November 11 - 13, 2014
Keynote Speaker:Thomas R. Insel (National Institute of Mental Health)
Speakers: Tracy L. Bale (University of Pennsylvania), Jay Belsky (University of California, Davis), Maureen Black (University of Maryland), Pia Britto (UNICEF), Serena Counsell (King's College London), Martha Farah (University of Pennsylvania), Edward Frongillo (University of South Carolina), Michael Georgieff (University of Minnesota), Takao Hensch (Harvard University), Sharon Lynn Kagan (Columbia University), Patricia Kuhl (Washington University), Ed Lein (Allen Institute for Brain Science), Betsy Lozoff (University of Michigan), Linda Mayes (Yale School of Medicine), Andrew N. Meltzoff (Washington University), Charles A. Nelson (Harvard University and Boston Children's Hospital), Joseph Piven (UNC School of Medicine, CIDD), Dana Suskind (University of Chicago), Nim Tottenham (UCLA)
Discover the latest cognitive neuroscience research on infant and early childhood development; social, family, and nutritional factors that cause lasting changes to the brain; and intervention, education, and policy to help at-risk children.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Moderator: Michael H. Levine (Executive Director, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop)
Panelists: Patricia K. Kuhl (Co-Director, Institute for Learning and Behavioral Sciences (ILABS), University of Washington; Co-author, "The Scientist in the Crib: What Early Learning Tells Us About the Mind."), Patti Miller (Director, Too Small to Fail Initiative for the Clinton Foundation), Dana Suskind (Director, Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program at the University of Chicago and Founder and Director, Thirty Million Words Initiative)
By the time they are 3, children from low-income families hear 30 million fewer words than their high-income peers. Join us for a public panel discussion on early childhood development and strategies to boost school readiness for all children.
Thursday, November 13, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Barbara Elsden, Vice President of Human Resources, Pfizer), Kelly Mack (AAC&U), Sandra Kazahn Masur (Mount Sinai School of Medicine)
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.
Saturday, November 15, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Moderator: Jan-Philipp Kruse (Catenion)
This course gives professionals from inside and outside the pharmaceutical industry—including students and postdocs—a much better understanding of how the R&D and business development and licensing processes operate.
Monday, December 1, 2014 | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Review and discussion of 2014 Nobel Awards
The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members.
Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.
Monday, December 1, 2014 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speakers: Sevinc Ercan (NYU), Shelley Berger (University of Pennsylvania), Laura Landweber (Princeton University), Xiaolan Zhao (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer 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.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Featuring: Alex Wellerstein, Stevens Institute of Technology
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, October 28, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Michael S. Conte (University of California-San Francisco), Milan Fiala (David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA), Gabrielle Fredman (Columbia University), Bruce Levy (Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital), Dipak Panigrahy (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School), Mauro Perretti (Queen Mary University of London), Charles N. Serhan (Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School), Patricia J. Sime (University of Rochester School of Medicine), Rudolph E. Tanzi (Massachusetts General Hospital)
Uncontrolled, chronic inflammation plays a key role in the progression of many diseases, and elucidation of biochemical pathways provides novel targets. This symposium reviews discoveries, approaches and opportunities for treatment and prevention.
Monday, October 27, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Stuart J. Fiedel (The Louis Berger Group, "Is Clovis Still First?")
Discussant: Peter Siegel (Montclair State University)
The Academy's Anthropology Section is the crossroads for four-field anthropologists in the greater New York area.
Sunday, October 26, 2014 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Instructors: Jane Bliss Birk, Matthias Birk
In this weekend workshop you will learn critical skills and tools to cultivate more fulfilling and productive working relationships.
October 21 - December 13, 2014
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.
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.
Edited by George R. Uhl
(National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Maryland)
The sixth installment of this annual series explores molecular and translational/therapeutic aspects of addiction.
Edited by Dean Rickles
and Maria Kon
(University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia)
This Annals volume explores the nature of time's passage from a variety of perspectives, including from mathematics and physics to linguistics and cognitive science.
Organizers: C. Thomas Caskey (Baylor College of Medicine), Brian Clark (University of Aarhus, Denmark), Gregory A. Petsko (Weill Cornell Medical College), and Jennifer Henry (formerly at The New York Academy of Sciences)
The identification of the genetic code has offered many opportunities for further scientific discovery. This eBriefing honors the legacy of Nobel laureate Marshall Nirenberg, who described the basic unit of the genetic code 50 years ago.
Edited by Robert Giuli
(Deputy Director of OESO, Executive Director of the OESO Foundation, Paris, France) and Asad Umar
(National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland)
This Annals volume presents a compilation of expert views on topics related to esophageal cancers presented at the World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus 12th World Conference.
Edited by Luz Maria De-Regil
(World Health Organization), Arnaud Laillou
(Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition), Regina Moench-Pfanner
(Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition), and Juan Pablo Peña-Rosas
(World Health Organization)
This Annals volume presents papers stemming from a WHO consultation on technical considerations for the fortification of rice with micronutrients as a public health intervention.
Free online access provide by the World Health Organization
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.