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NEW-B Workshop Series #2: Biological Processes, Emotional Well-Being, and Health

Session #2: The Immune System and Cellular Function

Friday, April 21, 2023, 9:00 AM - 12:45 PM PT via Zoom

The Network for Emotional Well-Being: Science, Practice, and Measurement project announces the second session of our webinar series focused on biological processes that underlie linkages between emotional well-being and physical health. Each webinar in this series features leading scientific experts sharing their

work that examines patterns of activation in biological systems that might represent the mechanism(s) by which emotional well-being engenders health and longevity. Often, biological processes are known for their association with mental health challenges, dysfunction, or physical disease (e.g. inflammation, cortisol). This workshop series aims to examine how biological processes uniquely link to emotional well-being and in turn, promote physical health.

Material presented in this webinar series will be geared towards early stage as well as senior researchers interested in incorporating biological metrics into their research on emotional well-being, or in weaving emotional well-being assessment into research involving biological metrics connected to lifelong health. Each webinar will include a dynamic combination of didactic presentation segments, Q&A, and guided interactive experiences. Webinar participants will be directed to background reading prior to each webinar, and invited to correspond with members of the Emotional Well-Being Network community afterwards to follow up on ideas, pursue collaborations, or seek guidance or advice.

Our second workshop is scheduled for Friday April 21, 2023 from 9:00am - 12:45 pm pacific time via Zoom, and will be focused on the immune system and cellular function.

Esteemed guest speakers for this webinar include Steve Cole, Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in the UCLA School of Medicine; Sarah Pressman, Professor of Psychological Science at the University of California UC Irvine, Martin Picard, Associate Professor of Behavioral Medicine at Columbia University, and Ted Robles, Professor of Psychology at UCLA. Q&A and interactive segments will be led by members of our Network for Emotional Well-Being collaborative team.

Participation in the N-EWB: Biological Processes, Emotional Well-Being, and Health webinars is free, though registration is required to access the calendar invites, webinar links, and pre-reading materials.


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