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Reminder: Spring 2012 CancerSmart Lecture Series

Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 by for Extra Credit, Juniors, Lectures, Seniors.

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s CancerSmart lecture series features informative discussions on the most up-to-date issues on cancer and cancer-related topics. MSKCC believes the more you know, the better equipped you will be to make informed choices about your health. Lectures are presented at Rockefeller Research Laboratories, 430 East 67th Street (between First and York Avenues) on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. There is no charge to attend and all are welcome. Click on the links to individual lectures for more information and to register. (You should register as a courtesy so they know how many people will be attending.)

  1. Thursday, March 22, 2012, 6:00–7:30 PM
    Advances Toward the Cure and Prevention of Breast Cancer
    Join Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs, Larry Norton, MD, for a comprehensive discussion of breast cancer — biology, prevention, diagnosis, prognostication, management, and adjustment to life after treatment.

One half point of extra credit will be awarded to students who complete this assignment for each lecture they attend. Official attendance is taken by group photo at the end of each event. Give your completed (typed) assignment to your supervising teacher at any time during the following school day.

Spring 2012 CancerSmart Lecture Series

Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2012 by for Extra Credit, Juniors, Lectures, Seniors.

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s CancerSmart lecture series features informative discussions on the most up-to-date issues on cancer and cancer-related topics. MSKCC believes the more you know, the better equipped you will be to make informed choices about your health. Lectures are presented at Rockefeller Research Laboratories, 430 East 67th Street (between First and York Avenues) on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. There is no charge to attend and all are welcome. Click on the links to individual lectures for more information and to register. (You should register as a courtesy so they know how many people will be attending.)

  1. Thursday, March 22, 2012, 6:00–7:30 PM
    Advances Toward the Cure and Prevention of Breast Cancer
    Join Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs, Larry Norton, MD, for a comprehensive discussion of breast cancer — biology, prevention, diagnosis, prognostication, management, and adjustment to life after treatment.
  2. Thursday, April 19, 2012, 6:00–7:30 PM
    Understanding Pancreatic Cancer: From Diagnosis to Treatment
    Join Memorial Sloan-Kettering physicians William R. Jarnagin, MD, Eileen M. O’Reilly, MD, and Mark A. Schattner, MD as they discuss up-to-date information on diagnosis, treatment, and palliative care for pancreatic cancer.
  3. Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 6:00–7:30 PM
    MSKCC Experts Discuss the Latest Advances in the Treatment and Cure of Skin Cancers in the 21st Century
    Join Memorial Sloan-Kettering physicians Charlotte E. Ariyan, MD, PhD, Paul B. Chapman, MD, and Kishwer S. Nehal, MD as they discuss the latest information on screening and treatment of skin cancer. Information presented in this lecture will focus on prevention, screening, and treatment of melanoma (including surgical and medical oncology options) and non-melanoma skin cancers.

One half point of extra credit will be awarded to juniors who complete this assignment for each lecture they attend. Official attendance is taken by group photo at the end of each event. Give your completed (typed) assignment to your supervising teacher at any time during the following school day.

2011 Major Trends in Modern Cancer Research

Posted on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 by for Extra Credit, Juniors, Lectures, Seniors.

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Registration for the 2011 lectures is now open. Major Trends in Modern Cancer Research, features a group of leading scientists from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center presenting their work to high school students and science teachers, offering a chance for them to interact and ask questions about the latest advances in biomedical research. Midwood has always supported this event with a large number of research students.

The seminar will be held at the Rockefeller Research Laboratories, 430 East 67th Street (between First and York Avenues) on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. One half point of extra credit will be awarded to all students who attend and complete this assignment for any one of the speakers. Official attendance is taken by group photo at the end of the event. Place your completed (typed) assignment in my mailbox in the Research Room at any time during the school day on Thursday.

Registration is easy, but finding a seat with a good view isn’t. This event has gotten so popular that the folks at MSKCC needed to set up satellite viewing stations in adjacent conference rooms. Get there a bit early if possible. Light refreshments have traditionally been served before the lectures begin (pizza, chips, fruit, soda, coffee). Single use MetroCards will be made available for any student who needs one to attend.

2010 Brooklyn Frontiers in Science Public Lecture

Posted on Monday, April 19, 2010 by for Extra Credit, Lectures.

Sir Harold Kroto

The first annual Brooklyn Frontiers in Science lecture sponsored by the the American Chemical Society, Brooklyn Subsection will be held at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. The speaker is Sir Harold Kroto who won the Nobel Prize for his work on buckminsterfullerenes. The best known of these "buckyballs" consists of 60 carbon atoms arranged in the shape of a soccer ball.

Title: Architecture in Nanospace
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 PM, Wednesday 21 April 2010
Place: Pfizer Auditorium, NYU Polytechnic Institute
5 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Directions: Google Maps

Let me know if you are interested in attending. This event is free, but the organizers have asked that I tell them the approximate number of students that will attend. Extra credit is available for students who complete the public lecture assignment described at the top of this web page.

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