Annual Meeting

2018 RCMAR Annual Investigators Meeting

Hosted by: National Institutes of Health, Hyatt Regency Bethesda
April 17-18, 2018

Description:

The theme for this year’s 2018 RCMAR Annual Investigators meeting is “20 Years of RCMAR Scholarship.” This meeting will bring together the latest findings in minority aging research. Through plenary presentations, conversations with experts, networking and work group meetings, attendees will gain a wealth of new information and the infrastructure to support long-term mentoring relationships.

ANNUAL MEETING FEES AND REGISTRATION: 

The cost to attend the meeting is $90, (plus a $7.07 Eventbrite service fee), and includes the cost of the Welcome Reception at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda on April 16 from 6-8 pm, as well as continental breakfast and buffet lunch on April 17 and 18.

PAYMENT:

Credit cards are the only accepted method of payment.

Registration:

Please click here to register

Dinner:

Please click here to register for the dinner

Location

The annual meeting is scheduled to take place on April 17-18 at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda located at 1 Bethesda Metro Center., Bethesda, MD.

Accommodations

There is a discounted rate of $239 per night at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda. Please use the following url: https://aws.passkey.com/event/49586490/owner/14877/home to reserve your rooms. Alternatively, you may also contact the hotel at (301) 657-1234 and reference RCMAR Annual Meeting.

SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT

Confirmed Presenters Only.
Please submit an abstract using the form below.
Deadline Monday, March 12, 2018. Email abstracts to rcmar@ucla.edu

Abstract: State the objectives and specific aims, highlighting the minority aging components of the project. Describe concisely the research design and methods for achieving these goals. This abstract is meant to serve as a succinct and accurate description of your work. While all abstracts may not exactly fit the following guidelines, abstracts MUST contain the following key points.

  • Length of Abstract - the length of the abstract should be no more than 300 words.
  • Title - the title should be in capital letters and center at the top of the page.
  • Authors – After the title include the first initial and last name of each author, followed by their graduate degree(s) and institutional affiliation.
  • Background - the problem under investigation or hypothesis (Objective or Introduction will also be accepted).
  • Methods - the experimental methods or protocols used to accomplish the research.
  • Results - Podium presentations should present results from the research and provide sufficient data to allow the audience to evaluate the content.
  • Conclusion- a summary of findings that are supported by the data presented.

 

 

Monday, April 16                   Arrival Day: HYATT REGENCY BETHESDA

                                                One Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda, MD 20814


1:00 pm – 5:00 pm                  National Museum of African American History and Culture Tour
                                                                                                                                                               (Optional
Activity RSVP Required)           

 

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm                  Welcome Reception                                                                                                       (Rooftop)                                                        

 

 

Tuesday, April 17

7:30 am – 8:00 am                   Registration and Continental Breakfast                                                                                    (Rooftop)                                
                    

8:00 am – 8:45 am                   General Session Welcome                                                                                          (Rooftop)

·         Lis Nielsen, Ph.D.
Chief, Individual Behavioral Processes Branch

Division of Behavioral and Social Research
National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health

·         Carl V. Hill, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Director, Office of Special Populations
National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health

·         Steven P. Wallace, Ph.D.
Director, RCMAR National Coordinating Center (Coordinating Center)
University of California, Los Angeles

 8:45 am – 9:00 am                  Opening Comments: The Founding of RCMAR                                     

·         Sidney Stahl, Ph.D.
(Retired) Division of Behavioral and Social Research
National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health

9:00 am – 10:00 am               Opening Plenary: Risk and Resilience Pathways in Aging Health Disparities:
 A Research Agenda                                                                 

·         Jennifer Manly, Ph.D.

            Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

            Columbia University



 

10:00 am – 10:30 am               Completed Works by Scholars           (30 minutes each)                            

·         Traumatic Stress among Older American Indians: Considerations of Social Support and Health
Melissa Tehee, J.D., Ph.D.
Native Elder Research Center (NERC)/RCMAR
University of Colorado, Denver | Washington State University, Spokane

10:30 am – 10:45 am               Break


10:45 am – 12:00 pm              Behavioral and Social Science Advances in Health Disparities Research

                                                Moderator: Spero Manson, Ph.D.
                                                                        
Native Elder Research Center (NERC)/RCMAR                                                                                                                     University of Colorado, Denver | Washington State University, Spokane

                                                Panelists:

·         John Haaga, Ph.D.
Director, NIA Division of Behavioral and Social Research

·         Eliseo Perez-Stable, M.D.
Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
           

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm                Lunch                                                                                                                          (Terrace)

                                                                                   
1:15 pm – 3:15 pm                  Completed Works by Scholars, continued                            

 

·         Inclusion of Latina Breast Cancer Survivors in Biomarker Research of Stress and Premature Aging – The Value of Collaborative Community-Academic Partnerships

Cathy Samayoa, Ph.D.

Center for Aging in Diverse Communities (CADC)/RCMAR
University of California, San Francisco

 

·         Psychological Distress of Ethnically Diverse Adult Caregivers in the California Health Interview Survey

Oanh Le Meyer, Ph.D., M.A.S.

Latino Aging Research Resource Center (LARRC)/RCMAR
University of California, Davis
                       

 

·         Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis and Treatment Patterns

Emmanuel Drabo, Ph.D.

Minority Aging Health Economics Research Center (USC)/RCMAR

University of Southern California

 

·         Ethnic and Age Disparities in Outcomes among Liver Transplant Waitlist Candidates
Stephen Gray, M.D.
Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (Deep South)/RCMAR
University of Alabama at Birmingham

                                   

3: 15 pm – 3:45           pm                  Break

 

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm                  Completed Works by Scholars, continued                                        

                                                (30 minutes each)       

 

·         Halfway Home: Race, Health and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration
Reuben Miller, Ph.D.
Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR)/RCMAR
University of Michigan | Wayne State University

·         Tracking a "Warning Sign" for Cognitive Decline in the United States: Racial/Ethnic Variation in Self-Reported Memory Problems among Middle-Aged and Older Adults in the National Health and Examination Survey (NHANES), 1999 to 2014
Alejandra Casillas, M.D., M.S.H.S.

Center for Health Improvement of Minority Elderly (CHIME)/RCMAR
University of California, Los Angeles

 

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm                  Closing Comments and Adjourn                                                         

 

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm                  Dinner (Guardado’s, 4918 Del Ray Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814)     

                                                                  
 


Wednesday, April 18

7:30 am – 8:00 am                   Continental breakfast                                                                                                   (Rooftop)            
                                               

8:00 am – 9:30 am                   Scholar Meeting with National Institutes of Health Representatives                        (Embassy)

·         John Haaga, Ph.D.

Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Research

National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health  

·         Jeannette Johnson, Ph.D.

Deputy Chief and Scientific Review Officer

National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health   

·         Lis Nielsen, Ph.D.

Chief, Individual Behavioral Processes Branch

Division of Behavioral and Social Research

National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health  

·         Carl V. Hill, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Director, Office of Special Populations

National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health  

                                                                                       (closed meeting/Scholars only)  

                                                 

8:00 am – 9:30 am                   Workgroup Meetings:                                                                             

Investigator Development Workgroup                                     (Patuxent)
Community Workgroup                                                                      (Severn)
Analysis Core                                                                          (Susquehanna)

                                   

 

9:30 am – 9:50 am                   Break

 

9:50 am – 10:00 am                 Day 2 Meeting Overview                                                                    

·         Nina Harawa, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Co-Director, RCMAR National Coordinating Center (Coordinating Center)
University of California, Los Angeles

10:00 am – 10:15 am               Break

 

10:15 am – 12:15 pm              Simultaneous Breakout Presentations of Works in Progress

(Breakouts will take place in the following rooms: Patuxent, Severn, Embassy and Susquehanna)

 

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm                Networking Lunch                                                                  (Terrace)

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm                Directors’ Meeting (Closed Meeting)                                     (Regency Annex)


1:15 pm – 2:30 pm                  Panel: BSR & NIA Project Officers                              

                                                Moderator: Lis Nielsen, Ph.D.

Chief, Individual Behavioral Processes Branch

Division of Behavioral and Social Research

National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health  

                                                Panelists:  

·         Lyndon Joseph, Ph.D.
Program Officer, Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology

                                                National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health

·         Jonathan King, Ph.D.
Program Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Research

National Institue on Aging/National Institutes of Health

·         Amelia Karraker, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator, Division of Behavioral and Social Research

National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health

·         Melissa Gerald, Ph.D.
Program Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Research

National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health

·         Nina Silverberg, Ph.D.
 Director, Alzheimers Disease Center, Division of Neuroscience

 National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health

 

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm                  Concluding Remarks: A Look Into the Future of Minority Aging Research      

Richard Hodes, M.D.
Director, National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health             
(Rooftop)            

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm                  Close and Evaluations                                               
                                                    Nina Harawa, Ph.D., M.P.H.
                                                Co-Director, RCMAR National Coordinating Center (Coordinating Center)

                                                University of California, Los Angeles