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Chicago Conference on Biomarker Collection
in Population-Based Health Research

"Biomarkers of Social and Health Behavior: Social Influences and Biological Processes"
At the Gleacher Center, Sponsored by CCBAR

June 8 & 9, 2006


Thursday, June 8th

8:00 - 8:15 am Breakfast reception
8:15 - 8:30 am  
Introduction and welcome:
Lis Nielsen,
PhD, Health Science Administrator, Behavioral and Social Research Program, National Institute on Aging
Stacy Tessler Lindau,
MD, MAPP, Assistant Professor, Depts. Ob/Gyn and Medicine-Geriatrics, CCBAR Director

8:30 - 8:45 am Introduction of participants

8:45 - 9:45 am Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Stacy Tessler Lindau
Keynote Address:
"Social and biological influences on rhesus monkey development and health across the lifespan:
Challenges and rewards of population-based bio-behavioral research with nonhuman primates"

Dario Maestripieri,
PhD, Associate Professor, Behavioral Biology Laboratory, University of Chicago

9:45 - 10:00 am Break

10:00 - 12:00 pm Panel Discussion "Social Influences and Biological Processes: Stress, Bonding, Trust, Anxiety, and Depression"

Introducer: Lis Nielsen, PhD, Health Science Administrator, Behavioral and Social Research Program, National Institute on Aging
Moderator: Emil Coccaro, MD, Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, University of Chicago
Markus Heinrichs,
PhD, Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Zurich
George Preti,
PhD, Adjunct Professor, Monell Chemical Senses Center
C. Sue Carter,
PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Co-director The Brain Body Center, University of Illinois at Chicago

12:00 - 2:00 pm
Introduction of Luncheon Speaker: Alicia Frasier, MPH, CCBAR
Luncheon Address:
"Overview of Biometrics and United States Government Biometric Activities"   Duane Blackburn, MS -
Federal Bureau of Investigation

2:00 - 3:00 pm Pharmacoepidemiology: Medication Use as Key Health Behavior and Complicated Confounder

Introducer and Moderator: Dima Qato, PharmD, NSHAP
Ryne Paulose,
PhD, Epidemiologist, NHANES, National Center for Health Statistics
Todd Lee,
PharmD, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Northwestern University Medical School 
3:00 - 3:15 pm Break

3:00 - 5:15 pm Innovative Methods

Introducer and Moderator: Natalia Gavrilova, PhD, CCBAR
Frank Wilhelm,
PhD, Director of Health Psychophysiology Lab, University of Basel
David Almeida,
PhD, Associate Professor, Gerontology Center, Penn State University
Donald Ingram,
PhD, Chief of Behavioral Neuroscience Section, Gerontology Research Center, National Institute on Aging, NIH
6:30 pm Dinner

Friday, June 9th

8:00 - 8:30 am Breakfast

8:30 -  9:15 am
Minimally Invasive Methods to Collect and Extract DNA for Population Research

Wendy Wolf, PhD, Director and Co-Investigator, NUgene, Northwestern University
9:15 - 10:45 am
The Problems and Promises of Biomeasures in Studies of Marginalized Communities: African American Youth and Nihilism as a Case Study

Moderator and Commentator: Thomas Fisher, MD, Emergency Department, University of Chicago Hospitals
Cathy Cohen, PhD, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago
David Williams,
PhD, Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
Joel Frader, MD, Children's Memorial Hospital
10:45 - 11:00 am

11:00 am - 11:45 am
From Population to Publication:
Pipeline Issues in Accomplishing the NIH Roadmap Mission for Integrated Health Research

Robert Wallace, MS, MD, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa

11:45am-12:00 pm
Closing - Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, MAPP