Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists

2019 Conference Agenda

July 8-9, 2019
RAND Headquarters
Santa Monica, California

Monday, July 8

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 Networking"

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 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Steve Cole, University of California, Los Angeles

Aging and the Social Regulation of Gene Expression

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Ana Maria Cuervo, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Autophagy: Trash Recycling for a Long and Healthy Life

5:00 p.m.

Adjourn

6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Reception and Dinner

Tuesday, July 9

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Kathleen Mullen, RAND Corporation; Jinkook Lee University of Southern California and RAND; John Phillips, NIH/NIA; Dana Plude, NIH/NIA ; Chandra Keller, NIH/NIA.

Panel Discussion: Constructing Successful NIH Proposals

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Break

11:00 – 12:30 p.m.  

Steve Horvath, University of California, Los Angeles

Epigenetic Clocks and Predictors of Lifespan in Humans

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

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

Cancer and Aging: Rival Demons?

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Kristine Yaffe, University of California, San Francisco

Dementia Prevention at the Population Level: Modifiable Risk Factors

5:00 – 5:15 p.m.

Final Remarks & Adjourn