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March 31, 2015 • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

In this talk, Vivian Nutton will compare Andreas Vesalius’ annotations for revisions of two works: his 1538 reworking of Johann Guenther’s Institutiones anatomice (Principles of Anatomy according to Galen) and the annotated copy of the 1555 edition of the Fabrica. The annotations reveal much that is new about the great Renaissance anatomist and show that he was constantly thinking about how to understand and interpret the human body.

April 8, 2015 • 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

Join members of the NYAM Section on Urology, members of the New York Section of the AUA, and residents from area programs as they pay tribute to Dr. Jerry G. Blaivas and Dr. William C. de Groat, the 2015 recipients of the Ferdinand C. Valentine Award. Dr. Blaivas’ lecture is titled "Innovation, Serendipity and Falling Through the Cracks” and Dr. de Groat’s lecture is titled “Neuromodulation: Mechanisms of Action in the Treatment of Overactive Bladder.”

April 14, 2015 • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Comparable in importance to Copernicus's De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium (1543), William Harvey's Exercitatio Anatomica de Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus (1628) revolutionized human anatomy. This talk by Dr. Nick Wilding will explore the movement and reception of Harvey's theory across Europe, paying special attention to the evidence from the marginalia by Marc'Aurelio Severino in Dr. John Loeb's presentation copy.

April 20, 2015 • 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM

This evening’s presentation will review the current cardiovascular disease risk reduction guidelines, with specific emphasis on aspects that have engendered controversy, including amount and type of fat. Additionally, current controversial diet related issues that frequently appear in the popular press which have served to confuse rather than clarify the issue, will be explored. 

April 20, 2015 • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join us for the Seventh Annual Social Work Student Night where a student from each of the New York City Schools of Social Work will be honored. Each student will present a poster and give an oral presentation of their original work in social work practice, research, or education in health, including physical health, mental health, and public health.  

April 22, 2015 • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sharon Packer, MD will present her new book "Neuroscience in Science Fiction Films" (McFarland, 2015). This volume focuses on neuroscience and psychiatry as running themes in Science Fiction--tracing tropes to 19th century literary inspirations that reverberate to this day. It finds correlations between turning points in "neuroscience fiction" and advances in the scientific field, and uses film to pinpoint paradigm shifts in psychiatry.

April 28, 2015 • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

How do plants become pharmaceuticals? In this talk, Abena Dove Osseo-Asare will examine the history of efforts to patent a treatment for malaria made from the bitter roots of fever vine (Cryptolepis sanguinolenta). The talk is drawn from her book, Bitter Roots: The Search for Healing Plants in Africa.

April 30, 2015 • 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM

In the ambitious alphabet soup of reform efforts underway in New York State – DSRIP, SHIP/SIM, FIDA, PHIP – do the pieces fit together? Guest speaker Ms. Courtney Burke, Deputy Secretary for Health, New York State, will present the State’s perspective in fitting the pieces together toward the Triple Aim: better care, lower costs, and improved health for all.

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