2009 C2S Summer Biomarker Institute

2009 Agenda pdf (pdf)

Day 1: June 8

Morning Session

8:30 Continental breakfast
8:45 Welcome and participant introductions:
Thomas McDade, Emma Adam, and Chris Kuzawa, Northwestern University
9:15 What is biology and why measure it? A theoretical introduction to biology and its role in the social sciences
Chris Kuzawa, Northwestern University
10:30 Break
10:45 Case Studies: Biology in context
Thomas McDade , Emma Adam, Chris Kuzawa, Northwestern University 
12:15 Lunch at James Allen Center Atrium

Afternoon Session

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

Day 2: June 9

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, Northwestern University 
11:00 Break
11:15 Community-based psychophysiology
Ryan Brown and Rebecca Seligman, Northwestern University
12:15 Lunch at Norris University Center, East Lawn

Afternoon Session


Methods breakout sessions:
1. Anthropometry
2. Blood pressure
3. Actigraphy

Chris Kuzawa, Northwestern University

3:15 Break
3:30  Methods development and application:Lessons from the National Social Life, Health and Aging Project
Stacy Lindau, University of Chicago
4:30 Adjourn

Day 3: June 10

Morning Session

8:30 Continental breakfast
9:00 DNA collection approaches for social science research
Wendy Wolf, Center for Genetic Medicine, Northwestern University
10:00 Break
10:15 Laboratory measurement: introduction to the immunoassay

Laboratory measurement, II: Assay evaluation and quality control
Thomas McDade, 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


Download the 2009 Participant Directory pdf (pdf)

Emma Adam, Northwestern University

Marco Aiello, Northwestern University

Ken Alder, Northwestern University

Philip Anglewicz, University of Pennslvania

Latricia Best, University of California - Los Angeles

Ryan Brown, Northwestern University

P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Northwestern University

Laura Chyu, Northwestern University

Elizabeth Cooksey, Ohio State University

Suzanne Danhauer, Wake Forest University

Aniruddha Das, University of Chicago

Arnold de Castro, University of Washington

Lee Gettler, Northwestern University

Sara Goldrick-Rab, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Diana Grigsby-Toussaint, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

John Ham, University of Maryland

Louisa Holmes, University of Southern Californa - Los Angeles

Yuan-yen Jeffrey Huang, Northwestern University

Haslyn Hunte, Purdue University

Kristen Knutson, University of Chicago

Erin Linnenbringer, University of Michigan

Ruby Mendenhall, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

Aaron Miller, Northwestern University

Jelena Obradovic, University of British Columbia

Megan O'Donnell, Arizona State University

Jay Pearson, University of Michigan

Emily Rauscher, New York University

Karen Saban, Loyola University

Jarron M. Saint Onge, University of Houston

Rebecca Seligman, Northwestern University

Lisa Sharp, University of Illinois - Chicago

Carey Sherman, University of Michigan

Jeffrey Snodgrass, Colorado State University

Heonjae Song, University of Southern California - Los Angeles

Kristen Springer, Rutgers University

Stacy Tessler Lindau, University of Chicago

Wendy Wolf, Northwestern University

Yang Yang, University of Chicago

Katharine Zeiders, Arizona State University


2009 Summer Biomarker Institute Photo Gallery