Thom McDade - Northwestern

Three common assumptions about inflammation and aging that are probably wrong

    Date:  01/16/2020 (Thu)

    Time:  3:30pm- 5:00pm

    Location:  Seminar will be held on-site: Gross Hall 270

    Organizer:  Jenny Tung

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    All meetings will be held in the same location as the seminar unless otherwise noted.

   12:30pm - LUNCH: Line Rasmussen

    1:00pm - LUNCH: Line Rasmussen

    1:30pm - Noah Simons

    2:00pm - Herman Pontzer

    2:30pm - Duncan Thomas

    3:00pm - Seminar Prep

    3:30pm - Seminar Presentation (3:30pm to 5:00pm)

    5:00pm - Susan Alberts

    6:00pm - DINNER: Jenny Tung, Duncan Thomas, Staci Bilbo, Herman Pontzer

    8:30am - Breakfast at the Washington Duke Inn with Charlie Nunn and Angie O'Rand

    Additional Comments:  Chronic inflammation is implicated in many diseases of aging, and it is a potentially important mechanism linking environments and health over the life course. But this understanding is based almost exclusively on research in affluent industrialized populations, which are epidemiologically and ecologically unique in comparison with most populations globally, and historically. A comparative, life course approach challenges key assumptions of the chronic inflammation paradigm, and points toward promising directions for future research.