RAND Conference Program

Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists

July 7-8, 2008

RAND Headquarters
Santa Monica, California

Note: Speakers are preliminary and are subject to change.


Monday July 7, 2008

9:00 - 9:30 A.M.

Breakfast

9:30 - 10:00 A.M.

Introductions and opening remarks

10:00 - 11:45 A.M.

David Sinclair, Harvard University

Aging research: What and when will be the impact on society?

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

Lunch

1:15 - 2:45 P.M.

Marcia Haigis, Harvard University

Mitochondria, sirtuins and aging

2:45 - 3:15 P.M.

Break

3:15 - 4:45 P.M.

Judith Campisi, University of California, Berkeley

Cancer and Aging: Rival Demons?

4:45 P.M.

Adjourn

5:30 - 8:00 P.M.

Dinner: The Lobster

Tuesday July 8, 2008

9:00 - 9:30 A.M.

Breakfast

9:30 - 11:00 A.M.

Caleb Finch, University of Southern California

Evolution Of The Human Lifespan: the role of nutrition and immunity

11:00 - 11:30 A.M.

Break

11:30 - 1:00 P.M.

David Bennett, Rush University Medical Center

Building a Better Brain for Old Age: Role of Psychosocial and Experiential Factors

1:00 - 2:15 P.M.

Lunch

2:15 - 3:45 P.M.

Steven Austad, University of Texas Health Science Center

Calorie restriction and the modulation of aging: Where have we been? Where are we going?

3:45 P.M.

Adjourn