Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists

2016 Conference Agenda

July 11-12, 2017
RAND Headquarters
Santa Monica, California

Monday, July 11

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Esther Friedman, Director, RAND Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Research "Speed Dating"

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30 – 12:00 p.m.

Steve Cole, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Ritu Sadana, WHO

Optional Presentation: WHO's New Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Carol Mangione, University of California, Los Angeles

Minority Health and Aging

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Patricia Boyle, Rush University Medical Center

5:30 p.m.

Adjourn

5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Reception and Dinner

Tuesday, July 12

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Sir Michael Marmot, University College London

The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Break

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.  

Anna Maria Cuervo, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Autophagy: Trash Recycling for a Long and Healthy Life

Proteostasis and Aging

Autophagy and Aging: Keeping that Old Broom Working

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch

12:30 – 2:00 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.

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Break

2:15 – 3:45 p.m.

David Walker, University of California, Los Angeles

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Break

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Kathleen Mullen, RAND; Jinkook Lee, University of Southern California and RAND; Georgeanne Patmios, NIH; Kimberly Firth, NIH.

Panel Discussion: Constructing Successful NIH Proposals

5:00 p.m.

Final Remarks & Adjourn