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Research on resilience in stressful times

During home quarantine, loneliness, anxiety, economic uncertainty, and sickness or death among loved ones can compound existing stressors. NIA-supported studies on psychological, physiological, cognitive and other forms of resilience are helping researchers better understand the mechanisms underlying resilience and advance toward the goal of better prevention and treatment approaches for older adults.
Basil Eldadah
Basil ELDADAH,
Supervisory Medical Officer,
Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology (DGCG)
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Lis Nielsen
Lis NIELSEN,
Director,
Division of Behavioral and Social Research (DBSR)
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A supplement to keep scientists on track at critical life junctions

As John Lennon once sang, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” This famous adage rings true in scientific careers, where critical life events — the arrival of a child or a loved one’s illness and caregiving responsibilities — often pause a promising career.

Dr. Sharooz Vahedi
Shahrooz VAHEDI,
Training Officer (Health Science Administrator) ,
Division of Extramural Activities (DEA)
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