2007 C2S Summer Biomarker Institute

2007 Agenda pdf (pdf)

Day 1: June 18

Morning Session

8:30 Continental breakfast
8:45 Welcome: Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Director, C2S
9:00 Participant Introductions
9:30 What is biology and why measure it? A theoretical introduction to biology and its role in the social sciences
Chris Kuzawa, Emma Adam, Thom McDade, Northwestern University 
10:45 Break
11:00 What is biology and why measure it? (continued) 
12:30 Lunch at Norris University Center, East Lawn (rain location Big 10 Rm.)

Afternoon Session

1:45 Theory to practice: Guiding principles for integrating biological measures into survey research
Chris Kuzawa , Northwestern University
2:45 Break
3:00 Salivary biomarkers: Common measures, collection methods and challenges, and analysis techniques
Emma Adam , Northwestern University
5:00 Adjourn
6:30 Dinner at Campagnola
815 Chicago Ave., Evanston (847) 475-6100
**Transportation arranged**

Day 2: June 19

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 Methods breakout sessions:
Blood pressure    
Chris Kuzawa, Northwestern University
12:15 Lunch discussion: Ethical considerations in the application of biological measurement to community-based research
Dorothy Roberts, Northwestern University
James Allen Center, Room 222 

Afternoon Session

1:45 DNA: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask
Geoff Hayes, University of Chicago/Northwestern University 
3:00 Break
3:15 Methods development and application:
Lessons from the National Social Life, Health and Aging Project
Stacy Lindau, University of Chicago 
4:45 Adjourn

Day 3: June 20

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:
1. Lab tour
2. Sample shipping and storage
12:00 Lunch and roundtable discussions 

Afternoon Session

2:15     Wrap-up session 
3:00 Adjourn


Download 2007 Participant Directory pdf (pdf)

Emma Adam, Northwestern University

Rashad Belin, Northwestern University

Kira Birditt, University of Michigan

P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Northwestern University

Greg Duncan, Northwestern University

Melinda Forthofer, University of South Carolina & DeSaussure College

Jeremy Freese, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Craig Garfield, Northwestern University

Clarence Gravlee, University of Florida

Cassandra Hart, Northwestern University

Geoffrey Hayes, University of Chicago

Patrick Heuveline, University of Chicago

Chris Kuzawa, Northwestern University

Rebekah Levine Coley, Boston College

Stacy Lindau, University of Chicago

Thomas McDade, Northwestern University

L. Malena Monteverde, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Yoko Nomura, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Kenya Noronha, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ezemenari Obasi, Southern Illinois University

Oka Obono, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Candice Odgers, Kings College London

Alberto Palloni, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Patricia Pendry, Northwestern University

Genevieve Pham-Kanter, University of Chicago

Chelsea Richmond, Northwestern University

Sal Rivas, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dorothy Roberts, Northwestern University

Emma Robertson Blackmore, University of Rochester Medical Center

Sarah Scarbeck, Northwestern University

Melissa Simon, Northwestern University/UIC

Elizabeth Sweet, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Angelica Torres, Yale University

Sophie Trawalter, Northwestern University

Sarinnapha Vasunilashorn, University of Southern California

Elizabeth Votruba Drzal, University of Pittsburgh

Rheeda Walker, Southern Illinois University

Kay Wanke, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Firman Witoelar, Indonesia Family Life Survey

Lijing Yan, Peking University


2007 Summer Biomarker Institute Photo Gallery