What’s Hot in Aging Research at USC: Diversity of Aging – April 16

On April 16th, 2018, the USC Emeriti Center held an event with the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology about Aging Research. The following topics were discussed:


9:00am – 9:15am
Welcome
Pinchas Cohen, MD, Dean, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

9:15am – 9:30am
Why Diversity is Important in Aging Research – Susan Enguidanos, PhD, Assistant Dean, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

9:30am – 10:15am
Pinchas Cohen, MD, Dean, Chair
Diversity at the Biological Level and its Implications for Aging
Mitochondrial Diversity and Aging – Kelvin Yen, PhD, Assistant Professor of Gerontology, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Sex Differences in Biological Outcomes of Aging and Disease – Todd Morgan, PhD, Research Professor of Gerontology, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

10:15am – 10:30am
Break

10:30am – 11:30am
Caregiving Diversity: What Does it Really Mean
Kylie Meyer, PhD Candidate, Chair
Savvy Caregiver Express: Preliminary Pilot Results and a Bit on Challenges to Scaling Up – Maria Aranda, PhD, Associate Professor, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging
What do African American Caregivers want from Support Services? – Donna Benton, PhD, Research Associate Professor, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Caregiving Under the Rainbow the Unique Issues in LGBT Caregiving and Care Receiving – Julie Bates, MSG, Lecturer, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

11:30am – 12:15pm
Social Connectedness, Aging and Diversity
Caroline Cicero, PhD, Chair
Inequality in Older Adult Exposure to Harmful Neighborhood Social, Economic and Physical Conditions – Jennifer Ailshire, PhD, Assistant Professor, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Psychosocial Stress, Resilience and Cellular Aging – Karen Lincoln, PhD, Associate Professor, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
Disentangling the Stress Process: Race/Ethnic Differences in the Experience of Chronic Stress – Lauren Brown, PhD Candidate, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

12:15pm – 1:45pm
Poster Session and Lunch
Quiet Heroes – Over Eighty – Exhibit in Gallery

1:45pm – 2:15pm
In the Trenches: Bridging the Cultural Gap Through Care
TBA – Tameka Brown & Luis Perez, Senior Lead Resident Services Coordinator, TELACU Las Palomas

2:15pm – 3:15pm
Psychological Aspects of Aging and Diversity
Diversity: Age, Sex, Education, Cohort, Ethnicity, Race in Cognitive Trajectories and Risk Factors of Dementia  – Elizabeth Zelinski, PhD, Rita and Edward Polusky Chair in Education and Aging; Professor of Gerontology and Psychology, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Cognitive Decline in Mexicans and Mexican Americans from the Mexican HRS – Joseph Saenz, PhD Candidate, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
The Effects of Aging Stereotypes on Older Adults’ Memory Performance – Sarah Barber, PhD, Assistant Professor, San Francisco State University

3:15pm – 4:15pm
Cultural Challenges in End-of-Life Care
Cultural Challenges om End-of-Life Care – Annie Rahman, PhD, Chair
Race/Ethnic Differences in Advance Directives – Catherine Perez, PhD Candidate, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Caring for Latino Patients at End-of-Life – Aaron Storms, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Culturally Competent Palliative Care for End Stage Liver Disease – Carin van Zyl, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC