Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists

2015 Conference Agenda

July 6–7, 2015
RAND Headquarters
Santa Monica, California

Monday, July 6

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8:00 – 8:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks

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

8:15 – 9:00 a.m.

Research "Speed Dating"

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Caleb Finch, University of Southern California

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Keith Whitfield, Duke University

A Complicated Conversation: Understanding the Implications of Health Disparities for Late Life

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch

1:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Patricia Boyle, Rush University Medical Center

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15 – 4:45 p.m.

Richard Gonzalez, University of Michigan

Methods for Integrating Biomedical and Social Science Research

4:45 p.m.

Adjourn

5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Reception and Dinner (The Huntley Hotel)

Tuesday, July 7

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Nicole Maestas, Harvard and RAND

Jinkook Lee, University of Southern California and RAND

John Phillips, National Institute on Aging

Panel Discussion: 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.

David Walker, University of California, Los Angeles

4:30 p.m.

Adjourn