About The Event
In this conversation, CCARE’s founder and director, Dr. James Doty, will discuss compassion, meditation, and biology of aging with Dr. Elissa Epel. The hour-long dialogue will be followed by questions from the audience and a book signing. The talk will be recorded and posted to CCARE’s YouTube Channel and website several weeks after the event.
About Dr. Elissa Epel
Elissa Epel, Ph.D, is a Professor at UCSF in the Department of Psychiatry. She studies how chronic stress can impact aspects of biological aging (including the telomere/telomerase system), and how behavioral, mindfulness, and meditation interventions may buffer stress effects and promote psychological and physiological thriving. She co-leads the NIH Stress Network and a UC obesity research consortium, linking other UC campuses in the study of stress, sugar, food addiction, and obesity. Dr. Epel is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, steering council member for the Mind and Life Institute, and President Elect of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research. She co-authored “The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer,” a NYT best seller, with Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn.
FREE ONLINE REGISTRATION | Please bring a paper or electronic copy of your confirmation email for entrance to the event.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for registered attendees | Registration is required to access seating before the event begins. Remaining seats will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis after the event begins.
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Disability-Related Accommodations and Services
Please email CCARE staff at CCARE_info@stanford.edu by November 10, 2018 with requests for disability-related accommodations.