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Scientists are demonstrating significant innovation in harnessing both traditional vaccine techniques and cutting-edge/not-yet-proven strategies as they seek to build an effective vaccine against SARS-CoV-2. This conference will provide a neutral forum to explore achievements and challenges in the development of vaccine(s) in this arena. Major themes to be considered include the epidemiology of COVID-19 and the virology, immunology, and genetics of SARS-CoV-2; efficacy data updates from Phase 3 candidate vaccine trials, updates from Phase 1 and 2 trials, outbreak predictions, future considerations, and more.
Targeting the Endocannabinoid System for Treatment of Human Diseases
January 27, 2021
This meeting will focus on the understanding of the physiology and pharmacology of the peripheral Endocannabinoid System. The goal is to illuminate the roles of CB1 and CB2 receptors with regard to possible discovery and development of entirely new classes of drugs for the treatment of inflammatory, immune, fibrotic, and neurologic disorders.
The Youth Vaping Epidemic: From Science to Public Policy
February 10, 2021
The current youth vaping epidemic highlights the urgent need to understand the science and health effects of vaping. This symposium will convene experts from academic, clinical, and public health communities to discuss the science of vaping and related public policy recommendations.
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.
Grantsmanship and the Transition to Research Independence
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.
NewsBuilding Transformative Collaborations to Address Society's Challenges
Now more than ever, it's clear that being able to collaborate across fields and borders is crucial for the advancement of science. Find out how our Members across sectors have built innovative cross-disciplinary teams.
NewsWhat Makes Human Milk Different and How Does it Help Developing Babies?
It is understood that human milk provides benefits to babies as they develop, particularly in its ability to help protect babies from a variety of infections. But what is the mechanism that does the work to help keep babies healthy? Find out in this interview with Academy Member and Vanderbilt University Professor Steven Townsend.
NewsFinding a Common Research Language and a New Approach to Studying Aging
When three scientists working across different disciplines, universities, and continents teamed up as part of the Interstellar Initiative—an international mentorship program for early-career investigators—their first task was finding common ground. Find out how they did it and how their work might contribute to the study of aging.
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!
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.
As the New York Academy of Sciences continues into its third century, Nicholas Dirks is at the helm of an extraordinary organization with a talented staff, a global community of more than 20,000 Members, and a network top-echelon leaders in science, industry, academia, government and public policy. Bringing all these people together, the Academy is taking on COVID-19 and other world-wide challenges with the best solutions that science, technology, and bright minds can offer.
Paths to Recovery in Major Depression: Insights from Functional Neuroimaging
October 13, 2006
Helen Mayberg presents her conceptualization of the functional brain networks underlying depression and discusses how a variety of therapeutic modalities, including meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy, may play a role in treatment and maintaining remission from depression. This is an enhanced podcast (viewing instructions). Sponsored by: the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and the Dept. of Psychiatry, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the New York State Psychiatric Institute.