Upcoming Events

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Past CBPH Events

Workshop on Determinants on Adult Mortality, Morbidity, and Healthy Aging in LMICs

February 24, 2023
8:30am to 2:30pm PST
Virtual: Zoom format

A virtual workshop co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging (CEDA) and the USC/UCLA Center for Biodemography and Population Health (CBPH)


Social Genomics – Gene Expression Workshop

Date: September 12-13, 2022
Location: UCLA Luskin Conference Center

Instructor: Steve Cole, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences,
Director of the Social Genomics Laboratory
The University of California, Los Angeles
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology


Past Biomarker Network Events

Remote Biomarker Collection in the COVID-19 Era: Strategies for respondent self-collection

Oct 27, 2020 | 11am-12pm PDT via Zoom


  • Introduction & Background
  • Overview of remote blood collection strategies
    • Presenter: Steve Cole
    • Dried blood spots (mailable self-draw kits; HemaSpot HF/SE/HD)
    • Microfluidic samplers (Tasso OnDemand, TAP 2nd Gen)
    • Logistics & infrastructure (mailing/transport, self-collection instructions/videos, participant support, regulatory issues, logistics services)
  • Suggestions for Self-Collection of Dried Blood Spots
    • Presenters: Heather McCreath & Jessica Crocker
  • Optimizing self-collected blood samples
    • Presenter: Steve Cole
    • Sample collection protocols, with tips & tricks for both DBS & microfluidics
    • Customized instruction videos, Zoom “call centers”/”office hours”
  • Analytic performance: what works, and what doesn’t
    • Presenter: Steve Cole
    • Correspondence of DBS / microfluidic samples to venipuncture “gold standard”
    • Issues to manage (sample volume, humidity, temperature)
    • Interpretive caveats (SNR/power adjustment, LLD, fragile/untrustworthy analytes, venous vs capillary blood)
    • Experienced assay labs (volume, system-level QC)
  • Temperature control
    • Presenter: Jessica Faul
    • Cold-chain maintenance (Health & Retirement Study salivary antibody example)
    • Logistics services (e.g., UPS Healthcare)
  • Q&A 
  • Adjourn

Virtual NIA-Sponsored Biomarker Network Sessions

June 16, 19 & 22, 2020

Virtual Biomarker Network Meeting | Day One Recording

June 16, 2020 via Zoom


Virtual Biomarker Network Meeting | Day Two Recording

June 19, 2020 via Zoom


Virtual Biomarker Network Meeting | Day Three

June 22, 2020 via Zoom


Ongoing Events

The Multidisciplinary Colloquium in Aging is a series of lectures presented by nationally and internationally recognized scholars in the field of aging. There are generally 5-6 lectures per semester given in this series.

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