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Annual Symposium

Healthy Aging in the Era of Pandemics
Please join us for this day-long event showcasing our latest research on aging will be held online on Friday, October 22, 2021. Topics will include wisdom and social connections, healthy lifestyle and physical exercise, getting a good night’s sleep, technology for seniors, electronic psychotherapies, magnetic brain stimulation, and more. 


In the News


How Amtrak Trains Became One Retired Traveler's Sanctuary During the Pandemic, Travel + Leisure

How to live longer: Four key personality traits that will boost your odds of living to 100, Express UK

How to gain more wisdom Insights from Dr. Dilip Jeste's new book, La Jolla Village News

Ageism: The Brain Strikes Back, Cerebrum, The Dana Foundation, feature Tanya Nguyen, PhD, and Dilip Jeste, MD

Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris Podcast features Dilip Jeste

Science of Wisdom Kellee Marlow & Dr Dilip Jeste, Spark Radio Podcast

5 Books That Will Make You an Instant Know-It-All (the Good Kind!), The Next Big Idea Club features Dilip Jeste, MD

7 traits of people who live to 100-years-old, The Ladders, features Dilip Jeste, MD

The Hidden Truth Show features Dilip Jeste, MD

Older workers share how to achieve a long, fulfilling career, Seattle Times, features Dilip Jeste, MD

How Does Your Brain Process Emotions? Answer Could Help Address Loneliness Epidemic, features Jyoti Mishra, PhD, and Dilip Jeste, MD. See also GENBusiness Insider MexicoJerusalem PostScience AlertKPBS10NewsSan Diego 7 and El Confidencial


The Drew Barrymore Show features Successful Agers in Action

Too Wise to Want to Be Young Again, White Sands La Jolla features a webinar with Natasha Josefowitz, MSW, PhD

Loneliness Is the Quiet Health Epidemic Impacting Your Heart, Brain, and Longevity, Good Housekeeping, features Dilip Jeste, MD

COVID-19 risk couldn't stop pregnant UC San Diego medical student, 10News, features Milli Desai, an MSTAR student

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What's Happening

2021 MSTAR Program

How Does Your Brain Process Emotions? Answer Could Help Address Loneliness Epidemic
Our study finds specific brain regions respond opposingly to emotions related to loneliness and wisdom.

Intergenerational Communities - How Senior Living Can Contribute to Healthy Aging

Social Isolation, Health & Homelessness

We joined the San Diego Seniors Community FoundationCatalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties, the Gary and Mary West Foundation, and the Regional Task Force on the Homeless to present a special briefing on the growing epidemic of isolation facing older adults in San Diego. Learn more

WISER The Scientific Roots of Wisdom, Compassion, and What Makes Us Good

We are excited to announce the release of a new book by Dilip Jeste, MD, with Scott LaFee. From the field's pioneer, an exploration of the neurobiology and psychology of wisdom: what science says it is and how to nurture it within yourself—at any stage of your life. Learn more

Wiser - The Scientific Roots of Wisdom, Compassion, and What Makes Us Good
FAN Webinar with Dr. Dilip Jeste and Howard Nusbaum, PhD, Director of the Chicago Center for Practical Wisdom at the University of Chicago

Intergenerational Retirement Community

Learn more about a proposal to establish UCSD-RC, an on-campus residential community for senior retirees.

UCSD-RC

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UCSD Library Webinar: Science of Wisdom in the Era of New Pandemics: A Conversation with Dilip V. Jeste, MD

COVID-19 Updates

We hope you are safe and well! Like you, we are deeply concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the health of older adults. Please know that we are working hard on novel and innovative ways to support the older population during this challenging time. Please see our video library below. Learn more