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Pittsburgh Mind-Body Center Hosts Events Featuring Leading Sleep Researcher on April 14, 2011

Pittsburgh Mind-Body Center Hosts Events
Featuring Leading Sleep Researcher on April 14, 2011

The Pittsburgh Mind-Body Center (PMBC) is sponsoring a series of events on April 14, 2011 featuring well known sleep medicine researcher Dr. Mary Carskadon, Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, The Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr. Carskadon will be the featured speaker at the next PMBC Idea Seminar. The topic of her presentation is, "Adolescent Sleep:  Impact on Learning.”  Dr. Carskadon will describe how sleep behavior unfolds during adolescence and sleep’s role in teenagers’ academic engagement and readiness to learn. Following her presentation, there will be time for open discussion.  All are welcome to attend.

Event:PMBC Idea Seminar
Location:University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR)
121 University Place, 2nd floor conference room
Date/Time: April 14, 2011, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

In addition to the PMBC Idea Seminar, Dr. Carskadon will be the featured speaker later that afternoon for the University of Pittsburgh Sleep Medicine Institute (UPSMI) Grand Rounds. The title of her presentation is “Adolescent Sleep:  Can Biology and 21st Century Lifestyles be Reconciled?” Dr. Carskadon will discuss adolescent sleep need and detail biological changes in sleep regulatory mechanisms during adolescence, placing these maturational changes into a societal context where teens' sleep behaviors form an awkward fit.

Event:

UPSMI Sleep Medicine Grand Rounds

Location:Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Thomas Detre Hall
3811 O’Hara Street, 2nd floor auditorium
Date/Time: April 14, 2011, 5:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For more information about these events, please contact Lori Liller Arnold at arnoldla@upmc.edu.