Education & Training
Selected Honors & Awards
Department Faculty Review Strategies to Enhance Cognition Through Improvements to Deep Sleep
It is widely known that adequate amounts of high-quality sleep are essential to good physical, mental, and cognitive health, but exactly how sleep contributes to the various aspects of health remains unknown. A large body of evidence suggests that deep sleep, also known as slow-wave sleep, is particularly important for cognitive health, a topic discussed by Department faculty members in a review recently published...
Department Faculty Highlight the Role of Adolescent Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Disruptions in Risk of Substance Use Disorders
Sleep and circadian rhythms, the 24-hour cycles of the body’s physiological processes, are important components of health. Likewise, disruptions in these systems are linked to a number of health conditions, including substance abuse. The developmental changes in sleep and circadian rhythms that occur during adolescence leave teenagers particularly vulnerable to addiction. A review recently published in the journal...
Dr. Daniel Buysse Elected to Association of American Physicians
Daniel Buysse, MD , UPMC Professor of Sleep Medicine and Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science, has been elected to the Association of American Physicians (AAP). He will be recognized at a formal dinner held during the organization’s annual meeting on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago, IL. “I am honored to be elected to such a prestigious organization, ” he said....
Center for Sleep and Circadian Science Advances the Science and Practice of Sleep Medicine While Preparing Talented Young Researchers for Careers as Independent Scientists
Depression. Bipolar disorder. Substance use. Alzheimer’s disease. Diabetes. Obesity. Cardiovascular disease. Accidental death. What do these seemingly disparate psychiatric and physical disorders have in common? Each of them is linked to disruption of sleep and circadian rhythms. The Center for Sleep and Circadian Science (CSCS) is an internationally-recognized group of investigators, educators, and clinicians...