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Videos of Recent Stein Public Lectures

American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) Distinguished Lecture

Follow Your Gut: Microbiomes and Aging with Dr. Rob Knight

Rob Knight, PhD, explores the unseen microbial world that exists literally right under our noses and everywhere else on (and in) our bodies. He discusses the important influence the microbiome may have on the aging process and many end-of-life diseases. 

The Future of Age Friendly Communities: Aging 2.0

Join The San Diego Foundation and Aging 2.0 co-founder Katy Fike, PhD to learn how businesses are working together with community members to innovate an age-friendly San Diego. Discover how new products are enhancing mobility, home safety, and health services, and how we can uphold unprecedented access to leading innovations for the next generation of inventive older adults.

Finding Effective Treatments and Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease

From neuropathology to molecular target to clinical treatments, where are we on the road to finding an effective treatment for Alzheimer's disease? Howard Feldman, MD, FRCP(C), a neurologist noted for his original research in geriatric cognitive disorders and expertise in large-scale clinical trials, walks through the latest research and shares some tips on brain health.

Research Updates on Parkinsonian Disorders with Irene Litvan

Irene Litvan, MD, FAAN, FANA, Director of UC San Diego's Movement Disorder Program, discusses the latest advances in detection and treatment of Parkinsonian Disorders including examples of her fascinating work in PSP and Parkinson's disease. She will also provide practical advice for reducing the risk of developing these disorder.

Heart Healthy Eating with Vicky Newman, RD

Learn the latest practical dietary suggestions to reduce risk and progression of heart disease, including strategies for reducing inflammation and lowering LDL cholesterol (i.e., the "bad" cholesterol). Vicky Newman, a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist with years of experience in dietary behavior change research, talks about the protective compounds found in big color, big flavor plant foods, including dark chocolate and red wine.

Roehr Memorial Lecture

​The Roehr Memorial Lecture: The Science of Laughter and Chocolate with Dr. Lee Berk and Ryan Berk

Dr. Berk has spent nearly three decades studying the ​​effects of a good laugh on your brain and body, including hormone and immune systems. He is joined by his son, Ryan Berk, a chef and a chocolatier, as together they give a scientific presentation on the benefits of humor and chocolate for your health.


Preparing for the Elder Boom in San Diego with Ai-Jen Poo

Ms. Poo discusses caregiving opportunities to alleviate social isolation, increase community support, and improve health services toward a truly Age-Friendly San Diego.

Hosted in partnership with The San Diego Foundation and the Malin Burnham Center for Civic Engagement. 


The Impact of Exercise on Cognitive Functioning with Amy Jak, PhD

Dr. Jak explores the relationship between activity levels, cognition and brain changes over time and how participation in physical activity may contribute to improvements of cognitive functioning in adults.


Taking Steps to Prevent Falls with Kimberley Bell, DPT

Dr. Bell addresses the issue of falls in the aging population and discusses evidence-based strategies to reduce fall risk.

How to Manage Your Medications - Research on Aging – Video

The Future of Age-Friendly Communities - Research on Aging – Video

Healthy, (Nutrient) Wealthy and Wise: Diet for Healthy Aging – Video

How to Keep Your Brain Fit, Boost Your Memory and Fight Dementia – Video

Caring for the Caregiver: Fight Caregiver Stress and Prevent Burnout – Video

Science of Resilience: How to Thrive in Life – Video

Managing Menopause: Overview of Symptoms, Update on Therapies – Video

Arthritis – From Snake Oil to Science and Success – Video

Updates in Clinical Geriatric Medicine - Research on Aging – Video

What Can We Learn about Cognitive and Emotional Aging from a Blood Sample? - Research on Aging – Video