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6th Annual Workshop on Biomeasures Collection
in Population-Based Health Research

"Biosocial and Technology-Based Approaches to Urban Health and Aging"

Location: Gleacher Center, Downtown Chicago

Date: Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
Time: 7:30 AM-4:30 PM


Tuesday, October 25

7:00 - 7:45 am Registration/Breakfast
7:45 - 8:00 am Introduction and welcome:
Kate Cagney,
PhD; Natalia Gavrilova, Ph.D., Stacy Lindau, MD, MAPP and Linda Waite, Ph.D., The University of Chicago
8:00 - 9:00 am "Biological and Physiological Measure Innovation in The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)"
Rose Anne Kenny, MD, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Moderator: William Dale, MD, PhD The University of Chicago
9:00 - 9:15am
9:15 - 10:15 am "Use of Local Exam Surveys in Public Health Policy-Making: Experiences from the 2004 NYC HANES Survey"  
 Lorna Thorpe, PhD, Columbia University

Moderator: Kate Cagney, PhD, The University of Chicago

10:15 - 10:30am


10:30 - 11:15 am "Comprehensive Asset Mapping of the Built Environment and its Relationship to Urban Health and Aging"   
Jennifer Makelarski, PhD, MPH, The University of Chicago

Moderator: Joseph West, MSc,ScD, Sinai Urban Health Institute, Chicago

11:15 - 12:00 pm "Minimally Invasive Measures of Environmental Toxin Exposure:
Blood Spots and Breath Analysis"
    Bill Funk, PhD, Northwestern University
Joachim Pleil, PhD, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Moderator: Habibul Ahsan, MD, MMedSc., The University of Chicago
12:00 - 12:30pm
12:30 - 1:30 pm "Update on Dried Blood Spot Technology for Population-Based Biosocial Research: The Oregon Health Study Experience"
Heidi Allen, MSW, PhD, Providence Portland Medical Center

Moderator: Thom McDade, PhD, Northwestern University

Dried Blood Spot Commentary
by Thom McDade, PhD

1:30 - 2:20 pm "Neighborhood Disadvantage and Cardiometabolic Risks in the Jackson Heart Study"  
Cheryl Clark, MD, ScD, Harvard University

Moderator: Diane Lauderdale, PhD, The University of Chicago
2:20 - 2:30pm
2:30 - 3:30 pm "Neighborhood Effects on Health"   
Jens Ludwig, PhD, The University of Chicago

Moderator: Monica Peek, MD (Invited), The University of Chicago

3:30 - 3:45 pm
Closing Remarks   
Stacy Lindau, MD, MAPP, The University of Chicago

3:45 - 4:30pm