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Biology and social status topic of Whelpton Lecture

Eileen Crimmins, director of the USC/UCLA Center on Biodemography and Population Health, will present “Biology and Social Status: How Does Being Poor Get Under Your Skin?” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3, in 180 Marcum Conference Center.

Her presentation is the P.K. Whelpton Memorial Lecture sponsored by Miami's Scripps Gerontology Center.

Crimmins, the Edna M. Jones Chair of Gerontology at the University of Southern California, is known for her work on trends in mortality and morbidity. Her research includes examining socioeconomic factors in health outcomes. She is principal investigator on two National Institute on Aging (NIA) funded projects, one to determine how markers of biological risk can be used to explain the poorer health outcomes of older people with less education and lower incomes, and one to compare health and risk factors for persons in Japan and the United States.

The USC/UCLA Center on Biodemography and Population Health, sponsored by the NIA, is a collaboration between demographers and biologists at USC and epidemiologists and geriatricians at UCLA and specializes in the demography of aging.

For more information on the Whelpton Lecture, contact the Scripps Gerontology Center at 9-2653.

Date Published: 02/24/2005
Volume: 24   Number: 26

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