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National Advisory Council on Aging Meeting Agenda -- May 2015

One Hundred-Twenty Fifth Meeting
Tuesday and Wednesday, May 12-13, 2015
Building 45, P2 Level, Conference Room E1/E2
Day-of-the-Meeting Contact Phone: 301-594-7008



3:00 to 5:00 p.m. – This portion of the meeting is closed to the Public

This portion of the meeting is closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in section 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S. Code and Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2).

Review of Applications: Dr. Robin Barr


8:00 a.m. to adjournment - This portion of the meeting is open to the Public
This meeting will be videocast 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.:

8:00 to 8:30 a.m.

  1. Call to Order
    Dr. Richard Hodes
    1. Director’s Status Report
    2. Future Meeting Dates:

      September 16-17, 2015 (Wed – Thurs), Bldg. 31
      January 19-20, 2016 (Tues – Wed), Bldg. 31

    3. Consideration of Minutes of Last Meeting

8:30 to 8:45 a.m.

  1. Report: Task Force on Minority Aging Research
    Dr. Ana Maria Cuervo

8:45 to 9:00 a.m.

  1. Report: Council of Councils
    Dr. Ana Maria Cuervo

9:00 to 9:15 a.m.

  1. Report: NACA Physician Scientist Working Group
    Dr. Kevin High

9:15 to 9:30 a.m.

  1. DGCG Program Review
    Dr. Kevin High

9:30 to 10:00 a.m.

  1. Report: Working Group on Program
    Dr. Kevin High

    Meetings/Initiative Developments
    1. Recommendations from Past Meetings
    • CTAP — Dr. Romashkan
    • Alzheimer’s Summit Recommendations — Dr. Neil Buckholtz
    1. RFA/RFP Concept Clearance
    • Look AHEADDr. Judy Hannah (DGCG)
    • Aging Research on Stress and Resilience to Address Health
    • Disparities in the United StatesDr. Carl Hill (OD)

10:00 to 10:15 a.m.


10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

  1. Program Highlights:

10:15 to 10:45 a.m.

  1. Program Highlights (DN):
    Dr. Neil Buckholtz
    "Alpha-Synuclein as an Immunotherapy Target for AD and Synucleinopathies of the Aging" — Eliezer Masliah, MD; Department of Neurosciences; University of California, San Diego

10:45 to 11:15 a.m.

  1. Program Highlights (DGCG):
    Dr. Evan Hadley
    "Epidemiologic Insights into Human Aging" — Anne Newman, MD, MPH; Professor and Chair Department; Epidemiology Graduate School of Public Heath; University of Pittsburgh

11:15 to 11:30 a.m.


  1. Program Highlights:

11:30 to 12:00 p.m.

  1. Program Highlights (DAB):
    Dr. Felipe Sierra
    "The Epigenetics of Aging: In Search of a Definition of Cellular Age" — Thomas A. Rando, Ph.D.; Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences; Stanford University School of Medicine

12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  1. Program Highlights (DBSR):
    Dr. John Haaga
    "Psychological Stress, Physiological Stress, and Cellular Aging Mechanisms" — Elissa Epel, PhD; Associate Professor; Department of Psychiatry; University of California, San Francisco

12:30 p.m.