Speakers: Harold Varmus, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Zach Hall, California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM); Chuck Close, artist and stem cell advocate; and Susan L. Solomon, New York Stem Cell Foundation
Moderator: Kurt Andersen, National Public Radio
Scientists and patients claim that embryonic stem cell research, with its promise of cures for debilitating diseases, is science's next revolution. However, conservative politicians and religious groups call this research unethical and are fighting in Congress to have it criminalized. What exactly are embryonic stem cells and why does their potential to become any cell type in the body have the global scientific community abuzz? Just what is at stake in this debate for the millions of people living with chronic conditions like diabetes, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and spinal cord damage?
Join novelist, columnist and host of public radio's "Studio 360" host Kurt Andersen as he moderates a discussion with Harold Varmus, president of Memorial Sloan Kettering and former head of the National Institutes of Health; Zach Hall, President of the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM); Chuck Close, renowned artist and stem cell advocate; and Susan L. Solomon, co-founder and CEO of the New York Stem Cell Foundation.
- AI for Materials: From Discovery to Production October 6-7, 2020
- Solutions to Drive Excellence and Reduce Systemic Inequities in Academia October 9, 2020
- Your Internal Clock and Your Health October 16, 2020
Events by TopicOctober 6-7, 2020
AI for Materials: From Discovery to ProductionMore
This interdisciplinary Symposium covers the application of artificial intelligence (AI) throughout the entire life cycle of new materials — from materials simulations and synthesis to translating research into high-volume industrial production.October 9, 2020
Solutions to Drive Excellence and Reduce Systemic Inequities in AcademiaMore
This webinar will focus on the solutions that are being implemented to reduce unconscious bias at a systemic level from a top-down and bottom-up approach to create a more inclusive workplace culture and drive academic excellence.October 16, 2020
Your Internal Clock and Your HealthMore
Join us for an evening panel with experts at the frontiers of chronobiology research to discover the secret workings of your internal clock, and how staying in sync with these rhythms can keep you healthy.
- PepsiCo Perspective: Leveraging STEM SkillsSeptember 18, 2020More
Organizations are continually evolving to build a strong, talented team that will propel their businesses forward while creating a desirable workplace that fosters creativity and innovation. In this webinar you’ll have the chance to hear from PepsiCo on why they’re recruiting talented STEM professionals like you. You’ll also get a glimpse into why your STEM expertise is vital and how you can leverage your STEM skills.Sustainable Solutions for the World's Dinner TableMore
A look at challenges and opportunities in food and nutrition science research.Grantsmanship and the Transition to Research IndependenceMore
As university budgets shrink and external funding sources becoming more competitive, the ability to write successful research grants is more important than ever. In this eBriefing, learn strategies for effective grant writing, specifically applied to fellowship applications in biomedical fields.
Academy Member NseAbasi NsikakAbasi Etim, PhD is promoting science beyond boundaries. Read on to learn about her work in our virtual mentoring programs.More
Working in engineering and construction since World War II, Academy Member Ethel Romm brings a unique energy and perspective to our Lyceum Society.Learn how Academy Member Jorge M. Torres used his scientific background to help launch a career as a venture capital investor.More
The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists celebrate the achievements of extraordinary young scientists and engineers and accelerate innovation through unrestricted funding.More
The Junior Academy introduces exceptional students to an online community where they gain access to best-in-class STEM resources and work together to solve real-world problems. STEM professionals mentor student teams during 60-day innovation challenges sponsored by industry-leading companies via Launchpad, our interactive challenge platform. Students and mentors can participate from anywhere in the world and have multiple challenges a year to choose from. Accepted students and mentors receive free membership to the New York Academy of Sciences!More
Available exclusively to our Member community, Member-to-Member Mentoring is a self-directed mentoring program that matches early career scientists and engineers with experienced STEM professionals for advice and coaching.
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For the PressSustainable Solutions for the World's Dinner TableMore
A look at challenges and opportunities in food and nutrition science research.Help Wanted: All Positions, STEM Skills PreferredMore
Today the world is home to the largest generation of adolescents and young people ever: 1.8 billion. But will they have the skills — technical, social, and entrepreneurial — to fill the jobs of the future?What's App Doc?More
Research in the age of apps, cloud-based platforms, mobile devices, and the internet of things
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For 200 years—since 1817—the Academy has brought together extraordinary people working at the frontiers of discovery. Among the oldest scientific organizations in the United States, it has become not only an enduring cultural institution in New York, but also one of the most significant organizations in the global scientific community.