The Department of Neuroscience and the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience
present Wilfred Pigeon, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Public Health Sciences
University of Rochester Medical Center Executive Director of VISN 2 Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention Canandaigua VA Medical Center.
"Neurosciece and Clinical Sleep Research at URMC: Are There Gaps to be Bridged?"
Sleep is a finely-tuned regulatory process observed in all mammals with analogous processes present in simpler vertebrates and invertebrates. Both basic and clinical sleep research have demonstrated that perturbations of the sleep-wake system are easily wrought and have serious consequences for the organism. Genetic and environmental, as well as individual and societal, factors can disrupt sleep leading to a number of clinical sleep disorders in humans. Sleep disorders are indeed common in the general population while sleep disturbances overall contribute to increased morbidity and mortality across an array of cardiovascular, endocrine, immunologic and mental health conditions.
As in many fields, sleep medicine has blossomed due to contributions of both basic and clinical research and could benefit from additional translational work. The Sleep & Neurophysiology Research Lab at URMC conducts human subjects sleep research. For the past two decades, this work has been largely focused on clinical sleep research. Findings from the lab will be presented. The goal is to identify potential areas of mutual interest with the neuroscience community.
Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm
School of Medicine and Dentistry, K-307 (3-6408)
415 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14642