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The Biomarker Working Group Meets Tomorrow!

Posted: 2/8/2019 (CSDE Research)

The next CSDE Biomarker Working Group meeting will be this Wednesday, February 13, 2:30 – 3:30 PM, in 114 Raitt Hall. We’ll discuss a recent review article relevant to recurring topics of discussion for our group: stress and allostatic load.  This will be an informal discussion (with a brief overview of the article and the issues it raises for those who haven’t read it) and all are welcome.

This article contrasts the allostatic load model, in which coping with stress has a long-term physical health cost, with the authors’ Adaptive Calibration Model, in which the stress response is an adaptive response with costs and benefits. We’ll use this article as a starting point to talk about how varying models of stress and its role in health may translate into practical approaches to biomarker measures of stress and health outcomes.

The purpose of the CSDE Biomarker Working Group is to provide a forum for discussions of practical and theoretical issues associated with collecting and using biomarker data in social and behavioral science research. We hope to provide an opportunity for faculty and students with an interest in biomarker methods to meet researchers with similar interests from departments across campus. Please feel free to forward this announcement to colleagues.  Those who would like to receive regular meeting announcements by email may subscribe to the mailing list here.  If you are interested in joining meetings via video conferencing, please RSVP to Ellie ( before each session to receive instructions.

Date: 02/13/2019

Time: 2:30-3:30 PM

Location: 114 Raitt Hall