Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists

2018 Conference Agenda

July 9-10, 2018
RAND Headquarters
Santa Monica, California

Monday, July 9

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.

Caleb Finch, University of Southern California

Environmental Gerontology and the Role of Air Pollution as a Gerogen

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Anne Brunet, Stanford University

Understanding and Modeling Aging

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Roland Thorpe, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Health Disparities and Aging: Challenges and Opportunities

5:00 p.m.

Adjourn

6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Reception and Dinner - Huntley Hotel

Tuesday, July 10

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Kristine Yaffe, University of California, San Francisco

Dementia Prevention at the Population Level: Modifiable Risk Factors

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30 – 12:00 p.m.  

Kenneth Kosik, University of California, Santa Barbara

Alzheimer's Disease: Envisioning a Cure

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Kathleen Mullen, RAND Corporation; Jinkook Lee, University of Southern California and RAND Corporation; John Haaga, and NIH Staff

Panel Discussion: Constructing Successful NIH Proposals

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Peter Adams, Sanford Burham Prebys Institute

The Importance of Healthy Aging and How to Achieve It

5:00 – 5:15 p.m.

Final Remarks & Adjourn