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Author Talk: "Wiser" by Dr. Dilip Jeste

From the field’s pioneer, an exploration of the neurobiology and psychology of wisdom: what science says it is and how to nurture it within yourself – at any stage of your life.

 

What exactly does it mean to be “wise”? And is it possible to grow and even accelerate its unfolding? For over two decades, Dr. Dilip Jeste has led the search for the biological and cognitive roots of wisdom. What’s emerged from his work is that wisdom is a very real and deeply multilayered set of traits.

Across many cultures and centuries, he’s found that wise people are compassionate and empathetic, aware of their gifts and blind spots, open-minded, resolute and calm amid uncertainty, altruistic decision-makers who learn from their experiences, able to see from many perspectives and “altitudes,” and often blessed with a sense of adventure and humor.

“The modern rise in suicides, opioid abuse, loneliness, and internet addiction is damaging people’s health and destroying the social fabric,” Dr. Jeste reflects. But we all have the ability to nurture and grow every facet of wisdom to face these challenges and others more effectively.

If you seek to be a wiser person – with your family, at work, and in your community- this book will show you how, with the researcher who’s launched and advanced this exciting new path to our highest human potential.

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About the Author: 

Dilip V. Jeste, M.D. is the Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care, Estelle and Edgar Levi Memorial Chair in Aging, Director of the Stein Institute for Research on Aging and the UC San Diego Center for Healthy Aging, 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 13 books, 700+ articles in peer-reviewed journals and 150+ 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.

 

Dr. Jeste is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, and was a member of the NIMH Advisory Council and the NIH Council of Councils. He is Past Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry; under his leadership the Journal grew from a modest-impact quarterly to a monthly with the highest Impact Factor among all the Geriatric Psychiatry journals internationally. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Psychogeriatrics. He was listed in “The Best Doctors in America” and in the Institute of Scientific Information list of the “world's most cited authors”--comprising fewer than 0.5% percent of all publishing researchers of the previous two decades.

 

Dr. Jeste has received many awards including NIMH’s MERIT Award; Commendation for Dedicated Service from the Veterans Affairs; Asian Heritage Award for Excellence in Science, Technology, and Research; and awards from Society of Biological Psychiatry; APA; Institute of Living; American College of International Physicians; National Alliance on Mental Illness; National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders; American College of Psychiatrists; International Psychogeriatric Association; Universities of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Maryland, and Cornell. He has also received Honorary Fellowship, the highest honor it bestows, from UK’s Royal College of Psychiatrists; and Honorary Professorship from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru. He has been 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.

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