Conversations on Compassion with Dr. Elissa Epel

Thursday, November 15, 2018

6:00 pm

Cubberley Auditorium Map

Sponsored by:
Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education

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.

Thursday, November 15, 2018
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Cubberley Auditorium Map

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