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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 Insider, The 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

Mather Institute features our study

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

Resilience in a Time of National and Personal Tragedy, Psychology Today features Emily Treichler, PhD, and Dilip Jeste, MD

The Age of Wisdom, Ranch & Coast Magazine features Dilip Jeste, MD

Lessons in Finding Happiness During Hard Times, AARP, features Dilip Jeste, MD

VR vacations provide comfort from being stuck at home: 'The first time I tried it I saw a city in Spain', MSN, features Dilip Jeste, MD
See also CNET

Nur ich, alleinDer Spiegel, features Ellen Lee, MD (English translation)

Alfredo and Susana Pabatao Die; Health Care Aides on the Front Lines, New York Times, features Dilip Jeste

The Society of Biological Psychiatry Podcast features Dilip Jeste, MD

Bringing Practical Wisdom Into Your Life in the COVID-19 Era, Psychology Today features  Dilip Jeste, MD, and Emily B. H. Treichler, PhD

The pandemic has amplified ageism, Los Angeles Times features Dilip Jeste, MD

Twins, 91, riding out quarantine together with daily pep rallies, The San Diego Union Tribune features Dilip Jeste, MD

Seniors bring hardy attitude to coronavirus threat — and navigate unintended consequences, The San Diego Union Tribune features Dilip Jeste, MD

Coronavirus Self-Quarantine Will Likely Exacerbate Elderly Isolation, KPBS features Dilip Jeste, MD

Can Wisdom Protect Against Loneliness? Next Avenue features Dilip Jeste

Novel Intervention in Senior Housing Communities Increases Resilience and Wisdom, features Dilip Jeste, MD, and Danielle Glorioso, LCSW. See also The Medical News and Medical Xpress

Only the lonely: UC San Diego researchers look at risks, therapies for seniors, The San Diego Union Tribune features the Center for Healthy Aging. See also The Charlotte Observer

What Do We Know About How Our Bodies Age? Medium, features Dilip Jeste, MD

Finding Meaning in Life Can Make You Healthier Scientists Have Found, Newsweek features research at the UC San Diego Center for Healthy Aging. See also U.S. News & World ReportWebMDInverseThe TimesDaily Mail and IFL Science

The New Science of Practical Wisdom – A Companion Animation by Charles Cassidy Evidence-Based Wisdom Project, features our research on wisdom

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Is Spirituality a Component of Wisdom?

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

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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

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

The La Jolla Community Center’s Distinguished Speaker Series features Dilip Jeste, MD

The San Diego Wisdom Scale (SD-WISE)

Dr. Jeste was the keynote speaker at King's College London

Novel Intervention in Senior Housing Communities Increases Resilience and Wisdom

Lonely in a Crowd: Overcoming Loneliness with Acceptance and Wisdom

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