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In the News

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

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

Survival of the Kindest, Compassionate Communities UK features Dilip Jeste, MD

Wiser: The Scientific Roots of Wisdom, Compassion, and What Makes Us Good, The Next Big Idea Club features Dilip Jeste, MD

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

Curl Up with the 8 Must-Read Books of Winter 2021, WISER by Dilip Jeste, MD, with Scott LaFee, is chosen by Next Big Idea Club as one of the “8 Must-Read Books of Winter 2021”! Take a look inside the book.

Older adults are more at risk of social isolation and its health effects during pandemic, WTOP, features UC San Diego Center for Healthy Aging

Assess Your Wisdom. Equinox features Dilip Jeste, MD 

Critically Speaking Podcast features Dilip Jeste, MD 

Books on Pod features Dilip Jeste, MD

Examining psychiatric consequences of COVID-19, Medical Xpress, features Dilip Jeste, MD

Wiser, Faster, Sounds True: Insights at the Edge Podcast features Dilip Jeste, MD

Every Thanksgiving, my mental health strategy is recalling memorable, personal moments, The Washington Post features Dilip Jeste, MD

How to be wiser during troubled times, TODAY, features Dilip Jeste, MD

How Exercising Self-compassion Can Boost Our Well-being, Thrive Global, features Dilip Jeste, MD with Scott LaFee

Study: Loneliness Highest in the 20s and Lowest in the 60s, features Dilip Jeste, MD, and Tanya Nguyen, PhD
See also U.S. News & World ReportHealthDayDrugs.comScienceBlogMedical XpressThe LaddersSan Diego 7, UCSD Guardian and KPBS

Opinion: Voting—and Voting Wisely—Are Acts of Practical Wisdom in Society, Times of San Diego, authored by Dilip Jeste, MD

From San Diego to Italy, Study Suggests Wisdom Can Protect Against Loneliness, features Dilip Jeste, MD, and David Brenner, MD, vice chancellor, UC San Diego Health Sciences
See also The Science TimesInsiderMSNMedical XpressBusiness InsiderThe Ladders and Brinkwire

SD Seniors Community Starts 'No Seniors Alone Initiative', Patch, cites our research

Talking Alone: Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence Tools to Predict Loneliness, features Ellen Lee, MD, Varsha Badal, PhD, and Dilip Jeste, MD
See also New AtlasScience BlogThe Medical NewsFOX 5PatchMed India and Yahoo! News

A reason to look forward to aging, The Observer, features Dilip Jeste, MD

Why It’s Good to Be Old, Even in a Pandemic, The New York Times, cites research at the Stein Institute for Research on Aging

For nursing home residents, COVID-19 sparks an epidemic of loneliness, USC Center for Health Journalism features Dilip Jeste, MD

What Are The Health Effects Of Long-Term Social Distancing?, Inverse, features Dilip Jeste, MD. See also Sunday Edit

How older amateur athletes are staying fit through the pandemic, The Washington Post features Dilip Jeste, MD

Intergenerational Retirement Community

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


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What's Happening

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. 

2021 MSTAR Program

Join HITLAB and AARP Innovations Labs on July 15 for Social Connections Pitch Day! Dr. Dilip Jeste will give the Keynote Address at the @HITLAB & @AARP Innovation Labs Social Connections Challenge. Tune in on July 15th, 4pm EST. RSVP

The Mighty: How to Nurture Your Own Wisdom
Join The Mighty founder & CEO Mike Porath as he interviews Dilip Jeste, MD.
Friday, July 2, 3 PM PST

UCLA Open Mind LectureWiser: The Scientific Roots of Wisdom, Compassion, and What Makes Us Good by Dilip Jeste, M.D. in conversation with Shafali Jeste, M.D. If you seek to be a wiser person―with your family, at work, and in your community―please join this special father-daughter Open Mind/#WOW program Wiser, presented by The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors.

Teaching Matters Event: Younger and Wiser - The Neuroscience of Cultivating Wisdom at Any Age with Samantha Boardman, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Dilip Jeste, MD, UC San Diego

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

Staying Connected and Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Resources for Older Adults and Caregivers
We are proud to be part of the Home for the Holidays national campaign led by the Eldercare Locator and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)

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

Study: Loneliness Highest in the 20s and Lowest in the 60s

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

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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

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