C2S Introductory Conference


Cells to Society

Conference Goals | Agenda & Links to Presentations | Related Papers

The introductory conference for C2S was held June 6, 2005 at Northwestern University's Evanston campus.

Conference Goals

  • Engage social, life, and biomedical scientists across Northwestern around the C2S research initiatives
  • Explore possible collaborations
  • Discuss ways in which C2S can develop

Agenda & Links to Presentations

9:00 - 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Overview

Overview Presentation (PPT)
P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Director, Cells to Society Center

9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Social Disparities, Stress, and Health

Culture, Social Status, and Physiology: An Integrative Approach to Health Disparities Research PDF icon (pdf)
Thomas McDade, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
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Neighborhood Poverty and Adolescent Health and Development: A Randomized Social Experiment PDF icon (pdf)
Greg J. Duncan, Edwina S. Tarry Professor, Human Development and Social Policy, School of Education and Social Policy
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Stress in Biology and Medicine: From Molecules to Protein Misfolding and Dementia PDF icon (pdf)
Richard I. Morimoto, John Evans Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology
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10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 Developmental Perspectives on Health Disparities from Conception Through Adulthood

Prenatal Influences on Adult Health Disparities PDF icon (pdf)
Chris Kuzawa, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
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Pre-Term Birth: Evidence of Gene-Environment Interactions PDF icon (pdf)
Xiaobin Wang, Director and Mary Ann and J. Milburn Smith Research Professor; Children’s Memorial Research Center
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Risk Factors for Heart Disease PDF icon (pdf)
Philip Greenland, Harry W. Dingman Professor; Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine
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12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Families, Relationships, and Health

Social Relationships and the Regulation of Stress Hormones PDF icon (pdf)
Emma K. Adam, Assistant Professor, Human Development and Social Policy, School of Education and Social Policy
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The Stress of Caregiving for Ill Family Members: Impact on Health Outcomes PDF icon (pdf)
Whitney Perkins Witt, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine
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Welfare Reform and Preschoolers: Are Certain Children at Risk? PDF icon (pdf)
Christine Li-Grining, Graduate Student, Human Development and Social Policy and P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Professor, Human Development and Social Policy, School of Education and Social Policy
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2:15 - 3:00 p.m. Implications for Research, Ethics, Practice, and Policy

Eva Redei, David Lawrence Stein Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Molecular Pharmacology and Biological Chemistry
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Dorothy Roberts, Kirkland and Ellis Professor, School of Law
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Related Papers

Emma Adam
Social Regulation of the Adrenocortical Response to Stress in Infants, Children and Adolescents: Implications for Psychopathology and Education PDF icon (pdf)

P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale
Mothers' Transitions from Welfare to Work and the Well-Being of Preschoolers and Adolescents PDF icon (pdf)

Greg J. Duncan
Residential Mobility Interventions as Treatments for the Sequelae of Neighborhood Violence PDF icon (pdf)

Philip Greenland
Low Risk-Factor Profile and Long-Term Cardiovascular and Noncardiovascular Mortality and Life Expectancy PDF icon (pdf)

Christopher Kuzawa
Lipid Profiles in Adolescent Filipinos: Relation to Birth Weight and Maternal Energy Status During Pregnancy PDF icon (pdf)

Thomas McDade
Status Incongruity in Samoan Youth: A Biocultural Analysis of Culture Change, Stress, and Immune Function PDF icon (pdf)

Measuring Immune Function: Markers of Cell-Mediated Immunity and Inflammation in Dried Blood Spots PDF icon (pdf)

Richard Morimoto
Dynamic Remodeling of Transcription Complexes by Molecular Chaperones PDF icon (pdf)

Regulation of Longevity in Caenorhabditis elegans by Heat Shock Factor and Molecular Chaperones PDF icon (pdf)

Eva E. Redei
Lineage is an Epigenetic Modifier of QTL Influencing Behavioral Coping with Stress PDF icon (pdf)

Maternal Behavior Modulates X-Linked Inheritance of Behavioral Coping in the Defensive Burying Test PDF icon (pdf)

X-Linked and Lineage-Dependent Inheritance of Coping Responses to Stress PDF icon (pdf)

Sex- and Lineage-Specific Inheritance of Depression-Like Behavior in the Rat PDF icon (pdf)

Dorothy Roberts
Race and Genetics: Controversies in Biomedical, Behavioral, and Forensic Sciences  PDF icon (pdf) (P. Ossorio, T. Duster)

Measuring Race and Ethnicity: Why and How? (M.A. Winker)

Xiaobin Wang
Maternal Cigarette Smoking, Metabolic Gene Polymorphism, and Infant Birth Weight PDF icon (pdf)

Whitney P. Witt
Childhood Functional Status, Family Stressors, and Psychosocial Adjustment Among School-Aged Children with Disabilities in the United States PDF icon (pdf)

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