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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board On Behavioral Cognitive and Sensory Sciences
Board On Behavioral Cognitive and Sensory Sciences
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
 Leveraging Insights and Approaches from Social and Affective Neuroscience to Promote Adaptive Aging: A Workshop
A planning committee will organize an open, two-day workshop to identify: 1) gaps in our understanding of age-related changes in social and emotional processes and 2) opportunities to leverage insights from the fields of social and affective neuroscience to support research on intervention development to promote healthy aging. The workshop discussion will generate ideas for future research that might be of interest to the NIH in preparation of possible RFPs for a future research agenda. The workshop planning committee will define the specific topics to be addressed, develop the agenda and select and invite speakers and other participants.

Upcoming Events

November 18-19, 2019 – Public Workshop 
Keck Center of the National Academies
Room 106

Past Events

May 8, 2019 - Steering Committee Meeting

The committee met to start the planning for the workshop.


Committee Members

Mara Mather (Chair), Department of Gerontology,
    University of Southern California
James Coan, Department of Psychology, 
    University of Virginia
Natalie Ebner, Department of Psychology,
    University of Florida
Derek Isaacowitz, Department of Psychology,
    Northeastern University
Beatriz Luna, Department of Psychology,
    University of Pittsburgh
Marc Schulz, Department of Psychology,
    Bryn Mawr College


National Institute on Aging


Staff Information


Sujeeta Bhatt, Study Director,
Jacquie Cole Miles, Senior Program Assistant,
Adrienne Stith Butler, Associate Board Director,
Barbara Wanchisen, Senior Board Director,



For more information about the project, please contact Sujeeta Bhatt:

Mailing Address

Keck Center
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001




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