RAND Summer Institute 2014 Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists: Conference Agenda

July 7–8, 2014

RAND Headquarters
Santa Monica, California

Note: Schedule is preliminary and subject to change.

Monday, July 7

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Nicole Maestas, Director, RAND Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists

8:45 – 9:30 a.m.

Research "Speed Dating"

9:30 – 10:20 a.m.

Aging Biology: Why Should I Care?

Felipe Sierra, National Institute on Aging

10:20 – 10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Claudio Franceschi, University of Bologna

Healthy Aging and Longevity in Humans within a Systems Medicine Perspective

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Michael Gurven, University of California, Santa Barbara

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Break

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Stephen Suomi, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Behavioral, Biological, and Epigenetic Consequences of Different Early Social Experiences for Primates

4:30 p.m.

Adjourn

5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Reception and Dinner (The Huntley Hotel)

Tuesday, July 8

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Nicole Maestas, RAND

Jinkook Lee, USC and RAND

John Haaga, National Institute on Aging

John Phillips, National Institute on Aging

Rebecca Ferrell, National Institute on Aging

Farheen Akbar, National Institute on Aging

Carl Hill, National Institute on Aging

Constructing Successful NIH Proposals

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Steve Cole, University of California, Los Angeles

Aging and the social regulation of gene expression

Social Regulation of Human Gene Expression: Mechanisms and Implications for Public Health

Note: Not a RAND document.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Judith Campisi, Buck Institute for Research on Aging/ Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Cancer and Aging: Rival Demons?

Aging, cellular senescence, and cancer

Note: Not a RAND document.

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Break

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Patricia Boyle, Rush University Medical Center

4:30 p.m.

Adjourn