Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging

Friday, May 13, 2022, 9am-1:30pm Pacific – Zoom

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All times are listed in Pacific Time.


Symposium Schedule

Morning (9:00-11:15am):

8:30-9:00am: Refreshments and goody bags available in Boyer Hall room 159

9-9:05am: Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:05-9:45am: Keynote address – Edna Kane Williams, M.A., Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer, AARP. Do You Want to Live Until 100? + Q&A



9:45am-10:25am: Speaker – Becca Levy, Ph.D., Professor of Epidemiology and Psychology, Yale University. Breaking the Age Code: How Your Age Beliefs Determine How Long and Well You Live + Q&A



10:25-11:00am: Speaker – Alan Castel, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, UCLA. Focusing on Memory and Selectivity as we Age + Q&A

11:00-11:10am: Morning Concluding Comments


lunch break (11:10am-12:00pm)

Feel free to stop by for goody bags and refreshments in Boyer Hall room 159!


Graduate Student Data Blitz (12:00-12:45pm):

Julia Nolte

PhD Candidate, Cornell University

Does Susceptibility to Default Effects Differ By Age?


Mary Whatley

PhD Student, University of California, Los Angeles

Curiosity Across the Lifespan


Katie Burnett

PhD Student, Stony Brook University

Cognitive Offloading: A Strategy to Support Everyday Memory Performance in Older Adults


Shuying Yu

PhD Candidate, University of California Santa Barbara

The Role of Reproductive Aging on Navigation Strategy in Midlife Women


Afternoon (12:45-1:30pm):

12:45-1:25pm: Speaker – Ipsit Vahia, M.D., Director of Technology & Aging Lab and Associate Chief of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, McLean Hospital. Older Adults, Mental Health and COVID-19: Understanding the Lessons Learned + Q&A

1:25-1:30pm: Closing Remarks