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Aric Prather, PhD, awarded 2019 Excellence in Health Psychology Research Award

June 25, 2019
AME Co-Director, Aric Prather, PhD has been awarded the 2019 Excellence in Health Psychology Research by an Early Career Professional Award by the Society for Health Psychology.

Chronic Stress may Lead to More Rejection of your Current Momentary Experience

April 12, 2019
Had a stressful day? Where is your mind now?  Stressful events predict more nightly mind wandering as found in a new study by Alexandra Crosswell, PhD. 

Early adversity may determine rate of telomere attrition as adults, new finding by Steffi Mayer

April 12, 2019
How does early trauma stay with us?      Dr. Stefanie Mayer has found that early life adversity is a predictor of not just shorter telomere length but also greater shortening over time. 

Clues to Increased Longevity in Women vs. Men

March 06, 2019

UCSF Leads the 12th Annual SSEW Symposium: The Exposome & Metabolic Health

December 13, 2018
On September 19, 2018, the Sugar, Stress, Environment & Weight (SSEW) Initiative hosted the 12th Annual SSEW Symposium, “The Exposome & Metabolic Health.” The symposium centered around the topic of toxics and how exposures in our social, psychological, and physical environments can...

Co-director Epel as "Aging Influencer"

May 17, 2017
This September, AME Co-Director Elissa Epel will be honored with the Alliance on Aging Research's prestigious 2017 Silver Innovator Award for her groundbreaking work on the psychological, social, and behavioral processes related to chronic psychological stress which accelerate biological aging.