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Provost's Retreat on Health 2005
Davidson Conference Center
October 19, 2005; 8:30 A.M.-3:30 P.M.

Overview
Retreat Agenda

Speaker Bios

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Retreat Survey & Evaluation
Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research


 

 

 

8:45-9:30 a.m. Continental breakfast/Networking
Embassy Room
9:30 a.m.

Welcome & Introductions

  • Michael B. Nichol, Ph.D. presentation | bio
    Chair, USC Health Collaborative Steering Committee; Department Chair, Pharmaceutical Economics & Policy; QSAD Centurion Professor of Pharmaceutical Science, USC School of Pharmacy
9:40-10:00 a.m.

Opening Comments

  • Randolph Hall, Ph.D. bio
    Vice Provost, Research Advancement, USC
10:00 a.m-10:20 a.m.

Healthcare in the United States 2005: Half-Right

  • Thomas L. Garthwaite, M.D. presentation | bio
    Director and Chief Medical Officer, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
10:20-11:50 a.m.

Advancing USC’s Interdisciplinary Research Initiative

A panel in which top researchers at USC discuss:

  • Successful collaborative research centers (what they are doing, how they did it, transferable lessons, resources needed)
  • Direction of national/international research agenda (e.g., NIH, NSF)
  • Increasing training grants—opportunities and challenges

Discussion facilitator: Michael B. Nichol, Ph.D.

Panelists:

  • Helena Chui, M.D. presentation | bio
    McCarron Professor and Chair of Neurology, USC Keck School of Medicine
  • Eileen Crimmins, Ph.D. presentation | bio
    Edna M. Jones Chair in Gerontology, USC Davis School of Gerontology
  • Kathleen Ell, DSW presentation | bio
    Ernest P. Larson Professor of Health, Ethnicity & Poverty, USC School of Social Work
  • Michael I. Goran, Ph.D. presentation | bio
    Associate Director and Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine Research, USC Keck School of Medicine
  • Gerald E. Loeb, M.D. presentation | bio
    Professor, Biomedical Engineering; and Director, Medical Device Development Faculty, AMI, USC Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Simon Tavaré, Ph.D. presentation | bio
    George & Louise Kawamoto Chair in Biological Sciences and Professor of Mathematics and of Preventive Medicine, USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and KSOM
11:50 a.m. Break for Lunch Discussion Groups
12:00-2:00 p.m. Buffet Lunch & Research Discussion Groups A-D
2nd Floor Davidson Conference Center
2:00 p.m. Adjourn

Group A: Personal Health Decision-making
Room: Cardinal
Addresses a range of issues such as patient compliance/adherence to care regimen; lifestyle design; health behavior, including health seeking, health information, health education, outreach, communications and messages; cost-benefit studies, economic and other impact; technology’s influence in health decision-making.

  • C. Anderson Johnson, Ph.D. – Discussion Facilitator presentation | bio
    Sidney Garfield Professor of Preventive Medicine; and Director, Institute for Prevention Research, Keck School of Medicine

Group B: Patterns of Variability in Health and Health Care
Room: Alumni
Looks at variations in care, including disparities with respect to age, gender, race/ethnicity, culture or religion; variations based on geography, health facilities or health providers, access, finances, health plan type and coverage. Role of technology and communications to ameliorate disparities. Measures, costs and implications for individuals and society.

  • Glenn A. Melnick, Ph.D. – Discussion Facilitator presentation | bio
    Professor & Blue Cross of California Chair in Health Care Finance; Director, Center for Health Financing, Policy and Management; Dir, Health Management & Policy Programs, USC SPPD
  • Catherine Sugar, Ph.D. – Discussion Facilitator presentation | bio
    Assistant Professor, Information and Operations Management and of and Pharmaceconomics and Policy, USC Marshall School of Business and USC School of Pharmacy

Group C: A Life-span Perspective on Health
Room: Club B
Addresses issues of health across one’s life-span, from infancy through old age. Includes issues such as perinatal/early childhood toxic exposure, long-term effects of environment (e.g. air quality, asthma); clinical dimensions of health and aging such as cognitive performance, chronic disease and disabilities, role of inflammation (e.g., arthritis, heart disease); vision and dental care.

  • Elizabeth M. Zelinski, Ph.D. – Discussion Facilitator presentation | bio
    Dean, USC Davis School of Gerontology; Rita & Edward Polusky Chair in Education and Aging; Professor of Gerontology and Psychology

Group D: Technology & Innovation: From Science to Society
Room: Club A
Explores the development and diffusion of technology---devices, advances, interactive media, cost/benefit, ethics, translational research.

  • Gerald E. Loeb, M.D. – Discussion Facilitator presentation | bio
    Professor, Biomedical Engineering; and Director, Medical Device Development Faculty, Alfred Mann Institute, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

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