What’s Hot in Aging Research:

April 16, 2018

8:00AM – 4:30M

Please RSVP at http://events.usc.edu/esvp (code: aging)

Registration: $70 Conference w/CEU: $170

Current Gerontology Students: $10

Approved for MFT, LCSWs, NHAP, and RCFE

 Fee Includes Lunch and Parking

8:00am – 9:00am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

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 ResearchSusan Enguidanos, PhD, Assistant Dean, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

9:30am – 10:15am
Diversity at the Biological Level and its Implications for Aging
Pinchas Cohen, MD, Dean, Chair
Mitochondrial Diversity and AgingKelvin Yen, PhD, Assistant Professor of Gerontology, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Sex Differences in Biological Outcomes of Aging and DiseaseTodd 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 Executive Director of 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 ReceivingJulie Bates, MSG, Lecturer, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

11:30am – 12:25pm
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 StressLauren Brown, PhD Candidate, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

12:25pm – 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
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
The Association between Spousal Education and Cognition among Older Married Adults in Mexico – Joseph Saenz, PhD Candidate, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
The Effects of Aging Stereotypes on Older Adults’ Memory PerformanceSarah Barber, PhD, Assistant Professor, San Francisco State University

3:15pm – 3:25pm
Break

3:25pm – 4:25pm
Cultural Challenges in End-of-Life Care
Cultural Challenges om End-of-Life Care Annie Rahman, PhD, Chair
Race/Ethnic Differences in Advance DirectivesCatherine Perez, PhD Candidate, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Caring for Latino Patients at End-of-LifeAaron Storms, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Culturally Competent Palliative Care for End Stage Liver DiseaseCarin van Zyl, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC

4:25pm – 4:30pm
Closing Remarks