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Healthy Aging in the Era of Pandemics: 2021 Symposium of the UC San Diego Center for Healthy Aging




On behalf of everyone at the UC San Diego Center for Healthy Aging, thank you to all who attended the 2021 Symposium: Healthy Aging in the Era of Pandemics on October 12, 2021.


This day-long event showcasing our latest research on aging. Topics included 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.

Download the Symposium Program and Agenda

Please see the symposium slides below.

Wisdom, Social Connections, and the Pandemic 

Dilip Jeste, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, UC San Diego Slides

Electronic Psychotherapies/Cognitive Remediation

Tarek Rajji, MD, Executive Director, Toronto Dementia Research Alliance; Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto Slides

John Torous, MD, MBI, Director, Digital Psychiatry Division, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School Slides

Nutrition (Omega-3) and Physical Exercise

Mark Rapaport, MD, CEO of Huntsman Mental Health Institute and Chair of Psychiatry, University of Utah Health Slides Slides

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Atul Malhotra, MD, Professor and Research Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, UC San Diego Slides

Ellen Lee, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, UC San Diego, Staff Psychiatrist, VA  Slides

Aging in Marginalized Communities

Maria Marquine, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, Disparities Research, UC San Diego Division of Geriatrics Slides

​Technology for Seniors

Tom Kamber, Founder & Executive Director, Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) and Senior Planet Slides

Eric Granholm, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Director, Center for Mental Health Technology at UC San Diego and VA Healthcare Slides

Panel on Magnetic Brain Stimulation

Jeff Daskalakis, MD, PhD, Professor and Dr. Igor and JoAnn Grant Endowed Chair of Psychiatry, UC San Diego Slides

Dhakshin Ramanathan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, UC San Diego Slides






For more information about this event, please e-mail aging@ucsd.edu or call 858-534-6299.