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What's Happening: Recent News


Leadership Transition: Alison Moore, MD, Named Interim Director of the Stein Institute for Research on Aging

We are pleased to announce that Alison A. Moore, MD, MPH, FACP, AGSF, has agreed to serve as Interim Director for the Stein Institute for Research on Aging and the UC San Diego Center for Healthy Aging, following the retirement of Dilip Jeste, MD. Learn more

Read the Welcome Letter from the New Director



Learn more about the 2022 022 MSTAR Program and the new Principal Investigators 



Congratulations to Kevin Yang, recipient of the 2022 Stein Institute's Jackuelyn Harris Award for Excellence in Aging Research!

UC San Diego and Belmont Village Senior Living Partner on the First-of-Its-Kind Living Lab

2022 Wisdom: Biology, Technology, and Interventions Grants
We are thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2022-23 pilot grant awards for collaborative research on wisdom!

Postdoctoral Research Spotlight

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

The UC San Diego Library Talk: Wiser: The Scientific Roots of Wisdom, Compassion, and What Makes Us Good 


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


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

The Science & Nurturing of Practical Wisdom with Dilip Jeste, MD, UC San Diego, and Linda Ercoli, MD, the UCLA Longevity Center.

Emergency Brain Hemorrhages – The FASTEST Study

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

Dr. Tanya Nguyen's presentation Persons With Schizophrenia Exhibit Altered Gut Microbiome Functional Pathways Related to Immune Modulation and Cardiovascular Risk has been selected to be featured in the Rising Star showcase session of the Society of Biological Psychiatry 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting.

Drs. Dilip Jeste & Ellen Lee are the recipients of American Psychiatric Association’s 2021 Kempf Fund Award for Research Development in Psychobiological Psychiatry based on the excellence of their overall contribution to research in schizophrenia. Congratulations!

Stein Public Lecture: Making 2021 the Year of Wisdom with Dr. Dilip Jeste


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



Is Spirituality a Component of Wisdom?

From San Diego to Italy, Study Suggests Wisdom Can Protect Against Loneliness

Talking Alone: Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence Tools to Predict Loneliness

New Psychology Today Blog Post: Transforming Our Lonely and Stressed-Out Global Community

San Diego Fall Prevention Awareness Week

Successful Agers in Action: Nancy Martin

Medical Student Training in Aging Research

Ellen Lee, MD, is the recipient of the 2020 Gerald R. Klerman Prize for  Exceptional Clinical Research

SAMHSA Keynote Lecture: Combating Social Isolation For Seniors During The COVID-19 Pandemic

U3A Lecture: Loneliness in Seniors: Wisdom as an Antidote

Murray Galinson San Diego-Israel Initiative Lecture: Loneliness: The COVID-19 Toll on the Elderly

Training and Student Award Update

Report: Life Plan Community, UCSD-RC

Our Resilience Intervention Recognized with the Innovative Research on Aging Silver Award from the Mather Institute

New international collaboration to address the worldwide issue of loneliness and social isolation among seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic

Our MSTAR Program has been awarded a renewal grant from NIA