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Chicago Workshop on Biomarker Collection
in Population-Based Health Research

At the Gleacher Center, Sponsored by the University of Chicago
and Northwestern University

June 9 & 10, 2005


Thursday, June 9th: Integrating Biological and Social Science Data in Analysis

8:00 - 8:15 am Breakfast reception
8:15 - 8:45 am Stacy Lindau, MD, MAPP and Jenna Mahay, PhD:
Introduction and welcome to the workshop

Collaborating to Maximize the Merging of Biomedical and Social Scientific Study of Population Health and Introduction to the Chicago Core on Biomarkers in Population-Based Aging Research

Thomas McDade, PhD, Director, Laboratory for Human Biology Research, Northwestern University:
Description of the Center on Social Disparities and Health at Northwestern University
8:45 - 9:00 am Introduction of participants

9:00 - 10:00 am Keynote Address: "How do we integrate biological and social data in analysis?"

John Cacioppo, PhD - Department of Psychology, University of Chicago:

10:15 - 10:30 am Break

10:30 - 12:00 pm Biomarker data in population-based research: Conceptual  models, analytic strategies, and hypotheses tested: Part I

Maxine Weinstein, PhD - Georgetown University

Narayan Sastry, PhD, RAND -- L.A. FANS
12:00 - 1:15 pm Luncheon Speaker: Dr. Joseph Kerwin, first physician astronaut at NASA

1:15 - 2:00 pm Biomarker data in population-based research: Conceptual models, analytic strategies, and hypotheses tested: Part II

Arun Karlamangla, MD - CARDIA & MacArthur population-based studies, UCLA 
2:00 - 2:45 pm Proper use vs. misuse of biomarker data in social science research:  The case of cortisol

Emma Adam, PhD, Northwestern University
2:45 - 3:00 pm Break

3:00 - 4:00 pm Prenatal and intergenerational influences
on adult health and function

Chris Kuzawa, PhD, Northwestern University

4:00 - 4:30 pm
Douglas Richardson, BS and Natalia Gavrilova, PhD, University of Chicago: Demonstration of new CCBAR website
6:30 pm Dinner

Friday, June 10th: New Developments in Biomarker Collection and Lessons Learned

8:00 - 8:30 am Breakfast

8:30 -  10:00 am
New candidates for biomarkers of cognition in population-based research

Jack McArdle, PhD - Department of Psychology, University of Virginia Charlottesville

Thomas Hummel, MD, PhD, University of Dresden Medical School

Christopher Clark, MD, Director, Memory Disorders Clinic, University of Pennsylvania
10:00 - 10:15 am

10:15am - 11:45 pm
Cultural and racial/ethnic considerations in biomarker collection

David Weir, PhD, University of Michigan

Geraldine McQuillan, PhD, National Center for Health Statistics

James House, PhD, Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan

Closing - Stacy Lindau