Videos of the Inaugural Symposium

The Inaugural Symposium of the UC San Diego Center for Healthy Aging was held in May of 2016 and featured renowned keynote speakers, two multidisciplinary panel discussions on healthcare and senior housing, and poster presentations by recipients of the center’s 2015–2016 Innovative Multidisciplinary Research and Education Pilot Grants. Videos of speakers and panel discussions are below. We hope you enjoy these informative presentations and share them with others. Learn more about the Inaugural Symposium.

​​​​​​​​​Welcome by Danielle Glorioso, LCSW, and David Brenner, MD

Danielle Glorioso, LC​SW, is the Executive Director of the Center for Healthy Aging
David Brenner, MD, Vice Chancellor, UC San Diego Health Sciences, UC San Diego School of Medicine

Opening Remarks by Sandra Brown, PhD

Sandra Brown, PhD, is the Vice Chancellor for Research, UC San Diego, and Distinguished Professor, Psychology & Psychiatry

Positive Aging: Making Aging Beautiful by Dilip Jeste, MD

Dilip Jeste, MD, is Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging & Senior Care and Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry & Neurosciences at UC San Diego, and Director of the Stein Institute for Research on Aging & Center for Healthy Aging

Aging and the Great Opportunity for Health Care Innovation by Gary Gottlieb, MD, MBA

Gary Gottlieb, MD, MBA, is CEO of Partners in Health and Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School

Panel Discussion #1: Healthcare for Tomorrow


Stephanie Jed, PhD, Professor, Italian & Comparative Literature, UC San Diego 


Microbiome and Aging by Rob Knight, PhD,  Professor, Pediatrics & Computer Science, UC San Diego
The Role of Biosensors in Healthcare by Todd Coleman, PhD, Associate Professor, Bioengineering, UC San Diego
Medication Errors: Preventing Harm by Sally Rafie, PharmD, BCPS, Medication Safety Pharmacist Specialist, Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, UC San Diego    

Building Great Communities to Grow Old In by John Feather, PhD

John Feather, PhD, is CEO of Grantmakers in Aging

Panel Discussion #2: Senior Living


Steven Parish, PhD, Professor, Anthropology, UC San Diego 


Housing Industry's Perspective, Jason Childers, BS,  Co-Founder & Principal, 2Ten Consulting
Building Homes Scientifically by Eduardo Macagno, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology and Founding Dean, Division of Biological Studies, UC San Diego
A Senior's Perspective, Carmen Roa, Senior Advocate    

Closing Remarks by Miroslav Krstic, PhD

Miroslav Krstic, PhD,​ is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, UC San Diego 

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