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Aging Workshop 2018

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Workshop Agenda

November 27, 2018
Winston Chung Hall 205-206

 

Registration closed

 

1:00-1:15 p.m.

Registration & brief introduction about the Initiative
Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development Gillian Wilson
 

1:15-1:20 p.m.

Workshop logistics and aims
Professor Aaron Seitz, Department of Psychology
 

1:20-1:50 p.m.

Mini-keynote address "Terman Study"
Distinguished Professor of Psychology Howard Friedman
 

1:50-2:10 p.m.

College overviews of approaches to aging research
 

2:10-2:40 p.m.

Lightning talks
 

2:40-2:55 p.m.

Coffee
 

2:55-3:30 p.m.

Break-out session 1:
Shared Resources for Animal Research
Shared Resources for Human Research
 

3:30-4:05 p.m.

Break-out session 2:
Vision for a Center of Excellence on Aging
Raising UCR’s funding profile on aging
 

4:05-4:40 p.m.

Summary of the discussions
Action items for next steps
 

4:40-6:00 p.m.

Happy hour & small group break-out discussions

 


 

Break-out Session Details

Shared Resources for Animal Research

The goal of this session is to discuss short-term (~12 months), mid-term (2-3 years), and long-term plans (5-10 years) that would facilitate UCR becoming a world class research institution on Aging Research by investing in appropriate animal models. Discussions may include a shared vivarium resource for aging animals, different types of animal models that are available, and potential funding mechanisms. Short-term plans might include institutional support. Mid-term plans could include writing an extramural grant to create a core facility. Long-term plans would focus on making the facility sustainable.

 

Shared Resources for Human Research

The goal of this session is to discuss short-term (~12 months), mid-term (2-3 years), and long-term plans (5-10 years) that would facilitate UCR becoming a world class research institution on Aging Research by investing in appropriate human models of aging. Short-term and mid-term plans might include shared human subject resources, shared community outreach activities, data sharing, genetics, etc. Long-term plans would formalize these into core facilities, supported by a center grant and/or donations and corporate giving.

 

Raising UCR’s Funding Profile for Aging Research

The goal of this session is to discuss short-term (~12 months), mid-term (2-3 years) and long-term (5-10 years) funding strategies, including grants, foundation support, private donations and corporate sponsorship. Short-term ideas might include opportunities for collaboration that would increase the likelihood of receiving aging-related, multi-PI extramural grants, possibilities for funding from private foundations and other sources. Mid-term plans would focus on a Center Grant with multiple cores supporting the shared resources for the human and animal resources discussed in the first break-out sessions. Questions to answer include:  How close are we to being eligible for a Center or other multi-PI grants? What do we need to do now to be competitive for these grants?  What are the specific action items for the short-, mid- and long-term?  

 

Vision for a Center on Excellence for Aging

The goal of this session is to discuss what is needed over the short-term (~12 months), mid-term (2-3 years), and long-term (5-10 years) in terms of educational and outreach components for UCR to become a leader in Aging Research and Education. What are the current strengths at UCR and in the region? Where do we need to grow? How best to get there? Short-term plans could include teaming activities (speakers, workshops, casual monthly get-togethers, etc) for us to get to know each other, plan and grow our community. Mid-term plans could include the possibility of a transdisciplinary Training Grant and/or degree program, building on the courses already available on campus (see Education tab). Long-term plans would consider what we want to ultimately achieve — an Institute? a number of Centers? Degree programs? Would any new courses be needed for a training grant or degree program? If so, what would those be? 

 


 

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