Stress-linked diseases are now being recognized as important causes of morbidity and public health concern in our ever more complex society. Elucidation of the underlying neural and psychological mechanisms involved in the stress response and their interactions with changes associated with aging need to be investigated and interventions developed. The Division of Neuroscience (DN), in collaboration with the Division of the Biology of Aging Program (DAB) and the Division of Behavioral and Social Research Program (DBSR), organized a multidisciplinary exploratory workshop on September 8-9, 2008, in Bethesda, MD. This NIA-sponsored workshop brought together leading experts from various fields of stress research with the goal of assessing current knowledge and identifying new avenues for future investigation and collaboration.
Dr. Miroslaw Mackiewicz