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The Future of Human Healthspan: Demography, Evolution, Medicine, and Bioengineering
Pre-Conference Tutorial Webcasts

To help overcome differences in terminology used by researchers in various fields, plenary "tutorials" were given by experts before the conference.  Each expert provided an overview of his or her field in language that other researchers -- scientists, engineers, or medical researchers -- not familiar with the discipline could understand.  Click here to download the latest Flash Player.  If you have any questions, please contact keckfutures@nas.edu

Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these tutorials do not necessarily reflect the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, the W.M. Keck Foundation, or any employee thereof.

September 21, 2007 

Demography of Aging: Recent and Expected Trends in Human Life Expectancy
Ken Wachter
Professor of Demography and Statistics
Chair, Department of Demography
University of California, Berkeley

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Stress, Lifestyle and Prevention Decline
Teresa Seeman
Division of Geriatrics
Geffen School of Medicine
University of California Los Angeles 

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Quality of Life Technology
Rory Cooper
Distinguished Professor
FISA/PVA Chair of Rehabilitation Science and Technology
University of Pittsburgh

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September 25, 2007 
Demography of Aging: Recent and Expected Trends in Functional Status and Active Life Expectancy in Late Life
Vicki Freedman
Professor
School of Public Health
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

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Gerontology 101: Cellular and Molecular Causes of Aging
Caleb Finch
ARCO-William F. Kieschnick Professor in the Neurobiology of Aging
Co-Director, USC Alzheimer Disease Research Center
University of Southern California

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September 26, 2007  
Regenerative Medicine: Prolonging Life through Replacement, Repair and Regeneration
Robert Nerem
Parker H. Petit Distinguished Chair for Engineering in Medicine
Institute Professor and Director of the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience
Georgia Institute of Technology

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Animal Models in Aging Research
Steven Austad
Professor of Cellular and Structural Biology
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

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Social and Behavioral Determinants of Healthy Life Expectancy
Eileen Crimmins
Edna M. Jones Professor of Gerontology
University of Southern California

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