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Ethics in Pediatric Research

December 9, 2022

Recent progress in the understanding of human disease has led to an explosion in the number of new medicines and therapeutics available for adults — however, significantly fewer drugs are developed and evaluated specifically for children due to complex ethical and logistical issues. Listen to this podcast addressing topics on how to provide children with […]

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The Intersection of Conflicts of Interest and Healthcare

October 1, 2021

Individuals. Institutions. For-profit companies. Non-profit organizations. All participants in healthcare are vulnerable to financial or ideological conflicts of interest. How do we balance this pervasive susceptibility to conflicts with the best health interest of the population? In this podcast you will hear from healthcare, government, bioethics, research, industry, media and other experts on how conflicts […]

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Big Data: Balancing Privacy and Innovation

February 25, 2019

Presented by: Science & the City Often cited as the “4th Industrial Revolution” big data has the potential to transform health and healthcare by drawing medical conclusions from new and exciting sources such as electronic health records, genomic databases, and even credit card activity. In this podcast you will hear from tech, healthcare, and regulatory […]

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Rethinking Climate Change

January 5, 2018

Climate change may be controversial in the political realm, but for three Blavatnik Awards Scholars, all leading experts in environmental studies, there is no debate. The Earth’s ice sheets, glaciers, forests, and animals have all been altered by high levels of CO2 and increasing global temperatures. But are these changes permanent? This podcast examines the latest […]

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Reevaluating Clinical Trial Design

October 20, 2017

Clinical trials to evaluate new drugs are typically built around one design, the randomized controlled trial, but this method has come under scrutiny in recent years for being expensive, lengthy, and cumbersome. In this podcast you’ll hear from experts asking if alternative designs would be better for determining the safety and efficacy of new therapies.  […]

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Bioethics Meets R&D: The Ethics of Pre-approval Access

June 2, 2016

Patients with life-threatening illnesses face challenges in accessing potential therapies at the cutting-edge of research and development, which have not yet been proven in a clinical trial. Some pharmaceutical companies produce and provide medicines on a case-by-case basis through expanded access or “compassionate use” programs. The tension among principles of fairness, equity, and compassion are […]

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Is There a Limit to Human Knowledge?

May 12, 2016

Modern physics and its leading theories have been remarkably successful in describing the history of our universe, and large-scale experiments, such as the Large Hadron Collider, are continuously producing new data that extend our knowledge of the world. Nevertheless, our understanding of some physical concepts that seek to explain our universe—dark matter and dark energy, […]

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Improving Clinical Trials through Mobile Technology

January 20, 2016

Mobile technology is emerging as a powerful tool for transforming the way clinical research is conducted now and in the future. Acquisition of real-time biometric data though the use of wireless medical sensors will allow for around-the-clock patient monitoring, reduce costly clinic visits, and streamline inefficient administrative processes. With the promise of this technology also […]

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Proof of Concept Centers: Energy Technology

October 26, 2015

It’s easier to find people to invest in a great new tech product if you can show that it will be profitable relatively quickly. Unfortunately, that’s not so easy to demonstrate. Learn how we’re working to change that. The New York Academy of Sciences and NYSERDA (the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) […]

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Podcasts Featuring Academy Leaders

New Books Network | City of Intellect: The Uses and Abuses of the University

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Converging Dialogues | Science Communication and Free Speech in Academia

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Sylvia & Me | Female Scientists Breaking Barriers

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Times Higher Education | Campus Interview: Dr. Nicholas Dirks

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Women in STEM | Tips and Techniques for Early-career Scientists and How to Navigate the Process from Research to Publication

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This Anthro Life | Bridging the Gap: Bringing Science to the Public Imagination

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Let’s Talk PR & More! | The Importance of Science Communications and Ways to Make Science Topics More Accessible and Attractive to the Public

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EdUp Experience | Science for the Public Good

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Clearer Thinking | What good is college now that we can learn everything for free on the internet?

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Keeping U.S. STEM education globally competitive

The New York Academy’s Senior Vice President of Education, Meghan Groome, wrote an op-ed for US News & World Report about the investments in STEM education. She notes that workers in the science and engineering fields have grown at an annual rate of 3 percent between 1960 and 2013, compared to 2 percent of the overall workforce.

As of 2011, improvements have been made in STEM education with 91 percent of high school math teachers and 92 percent of high school science teachers holding a regular or advanced certification. That’s up from 83 percent in 2013. But there’s still more that needs to be done, Groome adds, because, “Americans students are still far behind their peers in other developed nations.”

Read Groome’s entire op-ed here.

If you want to help build on the successes made in STEM education, apply to be a mentor!