RAND Conference Agenda

Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists

July 7-8, 2004

RAND Headquarters
Santa Monica, California

July 7th, 2004

9:00 - 9:30am Breakfast

9:30 - 10:00 Introductions and opening remarks

10:00 - 11:45 M W Rich, Washington University in St. Louis
Cardiovascular Aging: Clinical Implications

"Cardiovascular Aging: Clinical Implications" (PDF file)   Note: this is not a RAND document.
11:45 - 1:15 Lunch

1:15 - 2:45pm Caleb (Tuck) Finch, University of Southern California

Diet and Inflammation in the Evolution of Human Life Spans

"Evolution of the Human Life Span: The Nexus of Inflammation, Diet, and Aging" (PDF file)   Note: this is not a RAND document.

"Meat-Adaptive Genes and the Evolution of Slower Aging in Humans" (PDF file)   Note: this is not a RAND document.
2:45 - 3:15 Break

3:15 - 4:45pm Judith Campisi, Berkeley National Laboratory Cancer and Aging: Rival Demons

"Aging and Cancer: Rival Demons?" (PDF file)   Note: this is not a RAND document.

"Cancer and Ageing: Rival Demons?" (PDF file)   Note: this is not a RAND document.

"Fragile Fugue: p53 in Aging, Cancer, and IGF Signaling" (PDF file)   Note: this is not a RAND document.
4:45pm Adjourn

6:00 - 8:30pm Dinner at The Lobster

July 8th, 2004

9:00 - 9:30am Breakfast

9:30 - 10:00 Opening remarks

10:00 - 11:45 Leon Thal, University of California at San Diego
Alzheimer's Disease and Update on Research and Treatment
11:45 - 1:15 Lunch

1:15 - 3:00pm Carol Mangione, University of California Los Angeles Improving the Care of the Older Person with Diabetes Mellitus

"Improving the Care of Older Persons with Diabetes" (PDF file)   Note: this is not a RAND document.

"Guidelines for Improving the Care of the Older Person with Diabetes Mellitus" (PDF file)   Note: this is not a RAND document.
3:00 - 3:30pm Break

3:30 - 5:00pm Denise Park, University of Illinois Cognition and Aging Laboratory The Aging Mind: Cognitive Neuroscience in Everyday Life

"The Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging: Implications for Everyday Life" (PDF file)   Note: this is not a RAND document.
5:00pm Adjourn