Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists

2017 Conference Agenda

July 10-11, 2017
RAND Headquarters
Santa Monica, California

Monday, July 10

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8:45 – 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

Aging and the Social Regulation of Gene Expression

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Kenneth Kosik, University of California, Santa Barbara

Alzheimer's Disease: Envisioning a Cure

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

David Walker, University of California, Los Angeles

Death, Disease and Aging

5:00 p.m.

Adjourn

6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Reception and Dinner - Huntley Hotel

Tuesday, July 11

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Ana Maria Cuervo, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Autophagy: Trash Recycling for a Long and Healthy Life

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30 – 12:00 p.m.  

Gordon Lithgow, The Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Targeting Aging to Prevent Disease

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Kathleen Mullen, RAND; Jinkook Lee, University of Southern California and RAND; John Haaga, National Institute on Aging; Kimberly Firth, National Institute on Aging; Amelia Karraker, National Institute on Aging; and Melissa Gerald, National Institute on Aging

Panel Discussion: Constructing Successful NIH Proposals

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Carol Mangione, University of California, Los Angeles

Minority Health and Aging

5:00 – 5:15 p.m.

Final Remarks & Adjourn