2006 C2S Summer Biomarker Institute


2006 Agenda pdf (pdf)

Day 1: June 19

Morning Session

8:30 Continental breakfast
8:45 Welcome: Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Director, C2S
9:00 Participant Introductions
10:00 Institute Directors: Thomas McDade, Emma Adam, Christopher Kuzawa
10:45 Break
11:00 Conceptual overview:  Guiding principles for integrating biological measures into survey research
Chris Kuzawa, Northwestern University
12:00 Lunch at the Allen Center

Afternoon Session

1:30 Salivary biomarkers:  Common measures, collection methods and challenges, and analysis techniques
Emma Adam , Northwestern University
3:30  Break
3:45 Measuring blood pressure
Elizabeth Sweet, Northwestern University
4:15 General discussion
5:00 Adjourn
6:30 Dinner reception at Campagnola
815 Chicago Ave., Evanston (847) 475-6100
**Transportation arranged**

Day 2: June 20

Morning Session

8:30 Continental Breakfast
9:00 Dried blood spots as a minimally-invasive alternative to venipuncture:  Advantages/disadvantages, analytic options, and procedures for sample collection
Thom McDade, Northwestern University 
11:00 Break
11:15

Anthropometry: Measuring growth, body size, and composition
Chris Kuzawa, Northwestern University 

12:00 Lunch at Norris University Center, east lawn

Afternoon Session

1:30

Field-friendly options for the objective measurement of physical activity and sleep
Kate Wolin and Emma Adam, Northwestern University

2:45 Break
3:00  Measures of physical function
Stacy Lindau, University of Chicago
4:00

Lessons from The National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP)
Angie Jaszczak, NORC and Stacy Lindau, University of Chicago

5:00 Adjourn

Day 3: June 21

Morning Session

8:30 Continental breakfast
9:00 Laboratory measurement I: Introduction to the immunoassay
Thom McDade, Northwestern University 
10:00 Break
10:15 Laboratory measurement II: Assay evaluation and quality control
Thom McDade, Northwestern University 
11:00 Breakout sessions:
Lab tour
Sample shipping and storage
12:00 Lunch and ethics discussion
Moderator: Laurie Zoloth, Northwestern University

Afternoon Session

1:00 Methods for the collection and processing of DNA samples in population-based research
Wendy Wolf, Northwestern University
2:00 Break
2:15 Wrap up session
3:00 Adjourn

Participants

Download 2006 Participant Directory pdf (pdf)

Karen M. Abram, Psycho-Legal Studies Program, Northwestern University

Emma K. Adam, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University

Dawn Alley, Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California

P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, C2S Director, Institute for Policy Research/School of Education & Social Policy, Northwestern University

Vicki Sujin Chung, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University

Jacinda Dariotis, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Amy S.J. DeSantis, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University

Greg Drevenstedt, Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California

Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Yvonne Flores, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA

Kathy Georgiades, Offord Centre for Child Studies, McMaster University

Craig Hadley, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan 

Daphne Hernandez, Gerald Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

Terrence Hill, Sociology, University of Texas at Austin

Sara Jaffee, Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

Angela Jaszczak, National Opinion Research Center (NORC)

Ariel Kalil, Harris Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

So-Yun Kim, Consumer Sciences, Ohio State University

Christopher Kuzawa, Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University

Jinkook Lee, Consumer Sciences, Ohio State University

Simon Lin, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University

Stacy Lindau, Section of Geriatric Medicine, University of Chicago

Elizabeth Lynch, Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Thomas McDade, C2S Associate Director, Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University

Katherine Mcgonagle, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

Barbara Piperata, Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado-Boulder

Jennifer A. Richeson, Department of Psychology, Northwestern University

Chelsea Richmond, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University

Luis Rubalcava, Economicas, Centro de Investigacion y DocenciaEconomics, UCLA

Jyoti Salva, Gerontology Center, Pennsylvania State University

Madeleine U. Shalowitz, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare

Michael Spittel, Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch, NICHD

Elizabeth Sweet, Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University

Graciela Teruel, Economicas, Universidad Iberoamericana, Santa Fe

Theresa Thompson-Colón, Survey Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Whitney P. Witt, Buehler Center on Aging, Feinberg School of Medicine

Kathleen Wolin, Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University

Wendy Wolf, Center for Genetic Medicine, Northwestern University

Laurie Zoloth, Center for Bioethics Social Science, Northwestern University 

Photos

2006 Summer Biomarker Institute Photo Gallery