2010 C2S Summer Biomarker Institute


2010 Agenda pdf (pdf)

Day 1: June 7

Morning Session

8:30 Continental breakfast
8:45 Welcome and participant introductions
Thomas McDade, Emma Adam, and Christopher Kuzawa, IPR/C2S, Northwestern University
9:15 What is biology and why measure it? A theoretical introduction to biology and its role in the social sciences
Christopher Kuzawa, IPR/C2S, Northwestern University 
10:15 Break
10:30 Case studies: Biology in context
Thomas McDade, Emma Adam, Christopher Kuzawa, IPR/C2S, Northwestern University 
12:00 Lunch, James Allen Center Park Dining Room

Afternoon Session

1:30 Theory to practice: Guiding principles for integrating biological measures into survey research
Christopher Kuzawa, IPR/C2S, Northwestern University 
2:15 Salivary biomarkers: Common measures, collection methods and challenges, and analysis techniques
Emma Adam, IPR/C2S, Northwestern University 
3:00 Break
3:15 Salivary biomarkers, continued 
4:30 Adjourn
6:00 Dinner at Campagnola, 2nd floor
815 Chicago Ave., Evanston, 847-475-6100

Day 2: June 8

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
Thomas McDade, IPR/C2S, Northwestern University 

11:00 Break
11:15 Methods development and application:
Lessons from the National Social Life, Health and Aging Project

Stacy Tessler Lindau, University of Chicago
12:15 Lunch, Norris University Center, Lake Room

Afternoon Session

1:45 Methods breakout sessions:
1. Anthropometry
2. Blood pressure
3. Actigraphy
Christopher Kuzawa, IPR/C2S, Northwestern University 
3:15 Break
3:30  Engaging diverse populations in biomarker research
Ann Bryant Borders, Feinberg School of Medicine and IPR/C2S, Northwestern University 
4:30 Adjourn

Day 3: June 9

Morning Session

8:30 Continental breakfast
9:00 Laboratory measurement, I: Introduction to the immunoassay
Thomas McDade, IPR/C2S, Northwestern University 
10:00 Break
10:15 Laboratory measurement, II: Assay evaluation and quality control
Thomas McDade, IPR/C2S, Northwestern University 
11:00 Genetic studies of complex human traits: DNAM.
M.Geoffrey Hayes, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
11:45 Lunch
12:30 Breakout sessions:

1. Lab tour
2. Sample shipping and storage 

Afternoon Session

1:30 Presentation of lab results and wrap up 
2:00 Adjourn

Participants

Download Participant Directory pdf (pdf)

Emma Adam, Northwestern University

Emma Aguila, RAND Corporation

Amelia Branigan, Northwestern University

Ann Elizabeth Bryant Borders, Northwestern University

Ashwin Budden, University of California - San Diego

P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Northwestern University

Kelley Crews, University of Texas at Austin

Kenneth Croes, University of Wisconsin

Shieva Davarian, University of Southern California

Gniesha Dinwiddie, University of Maryland College Park

Carla Edwards, Essence-Healing, LLC

Lori Anne Francis, Pennsylvania State University

Lee Gettler, Northwestern University

Susan Groth, University of Rochester

Jung-Hwa Ha, University of Chicago

M. Geoffrey Hayes, Northwestern University

Vivian Hoffmann, University of Maryland College Park

Yuan-yen Jeffrey Huang, Northwestern University

Jinhyun Kim, Ohio State University

Rosemarie King, Northwestern University

Christopher Kuzawa, Northwestern University

Kaja Zabrina Lewinn, Robert Woods Johnson Foundation

Stacy Tessler Lindau, University of Chicago

Thomas McDade, Northwestern University

Michael McFarland, University of Texas at Austin

Aaron Miller, Northwestern University

Enrique Neblett, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Amy Peterman, University of North Carolina-Charlotte

Elizabeth Anne Quinn, Northwestern University

Maria Roditis, Indiana University

Emily Ross, Northwestern University

Inga Dóra Sigfúsdóttir, Reykjavik University

Marni Sommer, Columbia University

Quincy Thomas Stewart, Indiana University

Sumedha Gupta, Northwestern University

Jiyoung Tabone, Northwestern University

Rebecca Thornton, University of Michigan

Kristin Turney, University of Michigan

David Victorson, Northwestern University

Kellee White, Harvard

Tisha Wiley, Juvenile Protection Association

Adina Zeki al Hazzouri, University of Michigan

Zhenmei Zhang, Michigan State University 

Photos

2010 Summer Biomarker Institute Photo Gallery