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Loneliness in Seniors: Wisdom as an Antidote
July 30 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2020
Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Topic: Loneliness in Seniors: Wisdom as an Antidote
Speaker: Dilip V. Jeste, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care
University of California, San Diego
Location: Zoom (link provided to registered attendees)
Dilip V. Jeste, M.D. is the Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, Estelle and Edgar Levi Memorial Chair in Aging, Director of the Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging at UC San Diego, and Co-Director of the UC San Diego-IBM Center on Artificial Intelligence for Healthy Living. He obtained his medical education in Pune, and psychiatry training in Mumbai, India.
In the US, he completed psychiatry residency at Cornell, and neurology residency at George Washington University. He was a research fellow, and later, Chief of the Units on Movement Disorders and Dementias at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) before joining UC San Diego. He started a Geriatric Psychiatry program from scratch at UC San Diego; today it is one of the largest Geriatric Psychiatry Divisions in the world. Dr. Jeste has been Principal Investigator on a number of research and training grants.
His main areas of research include schizophrenia, neuropsychiatric interventions, and successful aging. He has published 12 books, 625+ articles in peer-reviewed journals and 140+ invited book chapters. He is Past President of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, the West Coast College of Biological Psychiatry, and Founding President of International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology. He was recently a TEDMED speaker. His work has been cited in the Time, Atlantic, NY Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, London Times, Public Radio International, NPR, and various other national and international media outlets.