Division of Sleep Medicine @ Harvard Medical School

sleep science and
circadian biology

News and Announcements

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February 16, 2018 Announcement
RCR Rounds 2018

Register now for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Rounds, offered by Brigham and Women's Hospital's Research Education Program.

January 10, 2018 Announcement
Pre- and Post-doctoral fellowships available in HMS DSM

The Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine currently has pre- and post-doctoral research fellowships in Sleep, Circadian, and Respiratory Neurobiology available!

November 29, 2017 In the News
DSM Faculty included in "Top Doctors" list

HMS DSM Faculty Stuart Quan, M.D. and D. Andrew Wellman, M.D., PH.D. have been named to Boston Magazine's 2017 list of Top Doctors

November 7, 2017 Announcement
The Art & Anatomy of Writing a Career Development Grant

A grant writing symposium for novice grant writers, co-sponsored by the Boston Children's Hospital Clinical Research Program, Brigham and Women's Hospital Center for Clinical Investigation, and BWH Department of Medicine.

November 3, 2017 Announcement
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Program in Clinical Effectiveness (PCE)

Applications are now being accepted for the 32nd annual program which will run July 5-August 17, 2018. The degree application deadline is December 1 and the non-degree deadline is February 1.

November 2, 2017 Announcement
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Harvard Catalyst Clinical and Translational (C/T) Research Academy

Applications due January 12, 2018

Advanced training for clinicians and researchers seeking to strengthen their knowledge in C/T investigation via a structured didactic curriculum and a mentored research experience with an HMS faculty member. The program offers a pathway for highly meritorious candidates to compete for additional resources that will assist in the transition to independence.

September 27, 2017 Press Release
New Tool Demonstrates High Cost of Lack of Sleep in the Workplace and Calculates Benefit of Sleep Health Education

Fatigue Cost Calculator developed introduced at National Safety Council Congress and Expo

July 14, 2017 In the News
To improve chronic pain, get more sleep

New research from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Boston Children’s Hospital shows that chronic sleep loss increases pain sensitivity. It suggests that chronic pain sufferers can get relief by getting more sleep, or, short of that, taking medications to promote wakefulness such as caffeine. Both approaches performed better than standard analgesics in a rigorous study in mice.

June 12, 2017 Press Release
Irregular Sleeping Patterns Linked to Poorer Academic Performance in College Students

HSM DSM faculty and collaborators from MIT studied 61 full-time undergraduates from Harvard College for 30 days using sleep diaries. They quantified sleep regularity using the sleep regularity index (SRI), a newly devised metric, and examined the relationship between the SRI, sleep duration, distribution of sleep across the day, and academic performance during one semester.

May 27, 2017 Announcement
Obituary of Robert W. McCarley, M.D.

Robert W. McCarley, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Head of the Harvard Department of Psychiatry, VA Boston Healthcare System, passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

May 25, 2017 Announcement
DSM faculty member Susan Redline Earns Dement Academic Achievement Award

Susan Redline, MD, MPH, senior physician and director of the Program in Sleep Medicine Epidemiology, has been awarded the 2017 William C. Dement Academic Achievement Award.

July 7, 2016 Announcement

The Program in Sleep Medicine Epidemiology in the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders at Brigham & Women’s Hospital (BWH) is seeking two candidates for post-doctoral research fellowship positions.
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