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4:00 pm

Carol D. Ryff – “Unequal Lives and Aging: What Do We Know? What Do We Need to Know?”

April 12, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dr. Ryff will review growing evidence on the health and longevity consequences of inequalities in educational attainment and income. She will highlight the work of MIDUS investigators in explicating the mechanisms (behavioral and biological) that link inequality to adverse health outcomes. MIDUS researchers have also advanced understanding of protective psychological and social factors that offer buffers against these pernicious processes. She will illustrate with a focus on “purposeful life engagement,” which is emerging as a key asset to healthy aging. Future directions will focus on two neglected topics (one negative, one positive) in the science of inequality: greed among privileged elites as an insufficiently studied fundamental cause, and the role of the arts and humanities in promoting better lives and more beneficent societies.

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6:00 pm

Advocate for Science – brainNY

April 12, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jerome L. Greene Science Center, Columbia University, 3227 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States

This program will provide an introduction to those who wish to become active in advocating for neuroscience and provide lessons and a plan to go forward with this newly gained knowledge.

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