Living Long, Living Well Research Showcase

Held on Friday, April 3, 2009

8:30 to 9 a.m
Coffee and Poster Displays

9:05 to 9:25 a.m.
Overview of the Brandeis Lifespan Initiative on Healthy Aging

Welcome
Marty Krauss, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Aging Well: Never Too Soon, Not Too Late
Margie Lachman, Psychology

9:30 to 10 a.m.
Healthy Body —
Cells, Molecules, and Wellness

The Coming Epidemic of Age-Related Neurologic Diseases and What to Do About It
Gregory Petsko, Biochemistry

Repair of Broken Chromosomes and Maintenance of Chromosome Stability
James Haber, Biology

Stress, Inflammation and Aging
Nicolas Rohleder, Psychology

10:05 to 11:05 a.m.
Healthy Mind
Cognition, Memory, and Adaptive Functioning

Mild Hearing Loss in Adult Aging and How it Impacts Cognitive Performance
Arthur Wingfield, Psychology

Emotion Regulation and Aging
Derek Isaacowitz, Psychology

Coffee Break and Poster Display

Aging and Attention in a Busy Environment
Robert Sekuler, Psychology

Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging
Angela Gutchess, Psychology

11:10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Healthy Society
Care, Culture, and Social Policy

The Culture of Aging: Social-Moral Values, Care and Conceptions of Personhood
Sarah Lamb, Anthropology

Nursing Home "Culture Change" and Person-centered Care
Walter Leutz, Heller School

The Looming Economics of Health Care for an Aging Society
Christine Bishop, Heller School

The Aging Workforce
Lisa Lynch, Heller School

12:05 to 12:30 p.m.
Poster Displays