RAND Conference Program

Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists

July 11-12, 2007

RAND Headquarters
Santa Monica, California


Note: Speakers are preliminary and are subject to change.


Wednesday July 11, 2007

9:00 - 9:30 A.M.

Breakfast

9:30 - 10:00 A.M.

Introductions and opening remarks

10:00 - 11:45 A.M.

David T. Scadden, Harvard University

Stem Cells and the Promise of Regenerative Medicine

11:45 A.M. - 1:15 P.M.

Lunch

1:15 - 2:45 P.M.

John Morton, Stanford University

Obesity and Aging: Are they Inevitable?

2:45 - 3:15 P.M.

Break

3:15 - 4:45 P.M.

Judith Campisi, University of California, Berkeley

4:45 P.M.

Adjourn

5:30 - 8:00 P.M.

Dinner at The Lobster

Thursday July 12, 2007

9:00 - 9:30 A.M.

Breakfast

9:30 - 10:00 A.M.

David B. Abrams, Director, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)

Overview and the Direction of OBSSR and NIH

10:00 - 11:45 A.M.

Carol M. Mangione, University of California, Los Angeles

Setting Priorities for the Care of the Older Person with Diabetes

11:45 A.M. - 1:15 P.M.

Lunch

1:15 - 2:45 P.M.

Jacques Rossouw, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

2:45 - 3:15 P.M.

Break

3:15 - 4:45 P.M.

Gary Small, University of California, Los Angeles

4:45 P.M.

Adjourn