Division of Sleep Medicine @ Harvard Medical School

sleep science and
circadian biology

Calendar and Events

October 28, 2019
FARRELL LECTURE: Sleep Grand Rounds: "A Journey Through Circadian Time"

November 4, 2019
Sleep Grand Rounds: “Hacking genetics, phones, wearables and video games to measure sleep and circadian rhythms in the real world”

November 12, 2019
Sleep Grand Rounds: “Fluorescent polysomnography for single cell resolution whole-body comprehension of sleep”

November 13, 2019
NEW LOCATION: Introductory Sleep Course: "Insomnia and medication effects on sleep"

December 2, 2019
Sleep Grand Rounds: "The role of the circadian clock in transcriptomic and physiologic responses to abiotic stress"

December 9, 2019
Introductory Sleep Course: "Clinical Trials in Sleep Disorders - Approaches and Applications"

January 6, 2020
Sleep Grand Rounds: "Molecular mechanisms underlying circadian behavior in Drosophila"

January 27, 2020
Introductory Sleep Course: “What have we learned from blind people and others who are not entrained?”

February 3, 2020
Sleep Grand Rounds: "Sleep from a Multidimensional Perspective: Importance to Health and Functioning"

February 10, 2020
Introductory Sleep Course: “Deciphering sleep-wake circuitry: history of the field and a new approach based on fate-mapping”

March 2, 2020
Sleep Grand Rounds: "Circadian genes, rhythms and the biology of psychiatric disorders"

March 9, 2020
Introductory Sleep Course: Title TBD

March 16, 2020
Introductory Sleep Course: “Spectral Analysis of Sleep EEG Data”

April 13, 2020
Introductory Sleep Course: Title TBD

Seminars and Lectures

News and Announcements

UnderstandingSleep.orgVisit UnderstandingSleep.org for videos, essays and interactive features on sleep: why it matters & how to get it!

November 6, 2019 Announcement
Program in Clinical Effectiveness

The Summer Program in Clinical Effectiveness, a joint program of Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School & Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is accepting applications for the 34th annual program 

October 28, 2019 Announcement
2019 Peter C. Farrell Prize in Sleep Medicine

Charles A. Czeisler, PhD, MD, FRCP, FAPS is the recipient of the 2019 Peter C. Farrell Prize in Sleep Medicine

June 10, 2019 In the News
Eliminating Extended Work Shifts Improves Sleep Duration for Senior Resident Physicians

Hours slept per week increased by 8 percent among pediatric resident physicians who worked a rapid cycling work roster

March 7, 2019 Announcement
Patrick M. Fuller. Ph.D., awarded the 2019 A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award

DSM faculty member Patrick Fuller, PhD, has been awarded the A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award

January 10, 2019 In the News
2019 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award

Drs. Frank A. J. L. Scheer, and Steven A. Shea have been selected as recipients of the 2019 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award by the Sleep Research Society

December 20, 2018 In the News
Emery N. Brown Wins 2018 Dickson Prize in Science

Carnegie Mellon University recently announced that Division of Sleep Medicine affiliate, Emery N. Brown, the Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School and anesthesiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital the Associate Director of the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, the Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering and Computational Neuroscience at MIT, has won the 2018 Dickson Prize in Science

December 7, 2018 Announcement
Christopher P. Landrigan, MD, MPH, named chief of the Division of General Pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital

HMS DSM faculty member Christopher P. Landrigan, MD, MPH, has been selected to be Boston Children's Hospital's  next chief of the Division of General Pediatrics

December 7, 2018 Press Release
Study Finds Harmful Medical Errors Fell 38% Following Implementation of a Multicenter Program to Improve Doctors’ and Nurses’ Communication with Families

Christopher P. Landrigan, MD, MPH, senior author on publication that documents change in medical errors following implementation of an intervention to improve communication between healthcare providers and patients and families

October 4, 2018 In the News
Dose-Dependent Associations Between Sleep Duration and Unsafe Behaviors Among US High School Students

Research conducted by DSM faculty shows that sleep-deprived adolescents are more prone to risky behaviors, adding important findings to the existing literature
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