Transformative Research in Neurodegenerative Disease and Neuropsychiatric Disorders: 2017 Innovators in Science Award Symposium

The New York Academy of Sciences
New York, NY
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
This symposium will feature the 2017 Innovators in Science Award Winners’ outstanding research accomplishments and highlight the work of distinguished neuroscientists who are transforming the therapeutic landscape of treatments for neurodegenerative disease and psychiatric disorders. Featured speakers: Daniel Geschwind, MD, PhD (University of California, Los Angeles), Don W. Cleveland, MD, PhD (University of California, San Diego), Eric Kandel, MD (Columbia University), Paola Arlotta, PhD (Harvard University), Rudolph Tanzi, PhD (Harvard University)


Engaging with the Public: Why Scientists Need to Communicate Their Work

The New York Academy of Sciences
New York, NY
Thursday, November 30, 2017
This evening will bring together a panel of four scientists and researchers who have integrated public engagement into their careers on various levels (speaking with the media, having an active social media platform, giving public talks, etc). In a panel discussion, we will hear why each of them believes that public engagement is vital for their scientific work, how they honed their skills, what lessons they’ve learned along the way, and how other scientists (especially early career ones) can become involved in science communication activities. The discussion will end with a question and answer period.