2011 C2S Summer Biomarker Institute


2011 Agenda pdf (pdf)

Day One: June 6

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 Two: June 7

Morning Session

8:30 Continental breakfast
9:00 Engaging diverse populations in biomarker research
Ann Bryant Borders, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
10:00 Break
10:15 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 
12:15 Lunch

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  Methods development and application: Lessons from the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project
Stacy Tessler Lindau, University of Chicago
4:30 Adjourn

Day Three: June 8

Morning Session

8:30 Continental breakfast
9:00 Deoxyribonucleic acid topic: TBA
M. Geoffrey Hayes, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
10:00 Break
10:15 Laboratory measurement, I: Introduction to the immunoassay
Thomas McDade, IPR/C2S, Northwestern University 
11:00 Laboratory measurement, II: Assay evaluation and quality control
Thomas McDade, IPR/C2S, Northwestern University 
12:00 Lunch in house
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 Adjorn