RAND Conference Agenda

RAND-Andrus/AARP MiniMed School for Demographers and Economists 2001 Program

July 11-12, 2001

RAND Headquarters
Santa Monica, California

Wednesday, July 11, 2001

9:00 - 9:30

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

9:30 - 10:00

OPENING REMARKS

10:00 - 11:45

STRESS: INTEGRATING PSYCHOSOCIAL AND BIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES
Andrew Steptoe, Ph.D.
British Heart Foundation Professor of Physiology
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
University College London, UK

Questions and Answers
11:45 - 1:30 LUNCH AT RAND

1:30 - 3:00

EVOLUTIONARY THEORY OF AGING
Stephen C. Stearns, Ph.D.
Edward P. Bass Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Yale University

Questions and Answers

3:00 - 3:30 BREAK

3:30 - 5:00

UNDERSTANDING CANCER AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO AGING
Judith Campisi, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist and Department Head,
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
UC Berkeley

Questions and Answers
5:00 - 6:00 COCKTAIL HOUR
6:15 DINNER AT IL FORNAIO

Thursday, July 12, 2001

9:30 - 10:00 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AT RAND

10:00 - 11:45

INFLAMMATORY MECHANISMS AS A COMMON DENOMINATOR OF AGING
Caleb E. Finch, Ph.D.
University of Southern California
Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center

Questions and Answers

11:45 - 1:30

LUNCH AT RAND

1:30 - 3:00 ALZHEIMERS' DISEASE AND THE AGING BRAIN
Marcelle Morisson-Bogorad, Ph.D.
Neuroscience and Neuropsychology of Aging Program
National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health

Questions and Answers
3:00 - 3:30 BREAK
3:30 - 5:00 SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS (RELEVANT TO PARTICIPANTS' RESEARCH)
5:00 CONCLUDING REMARKS