2nd Annual University of Colorado Sleep and Circadian Summer School

2nd Annual University of Colorado

Sleep and Circadian Summer School

August 18-20, 2021

Supported by NIH/NHLBI T32 “Transdisciplinary Training in Sleep and Circadian Rhythms College of Arts and Sciences and the Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Colorado Boulder

Organizing committee: Dana Withrow, Helen Strnad, Dr. Lauren Hartstein, Dr. Lamya’a Dawud, Prof. Kenneth P. Wright Jr

 

Schedule - All Times Mountain (MDT)

Wednesday August 18th

0845-0900       Introduction

Kenneth P. Wright Jr., PhD, Professor of Distinction, Dept of Integrative Physiology, Director, Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory, Univ of Colorado Boulder

 

Opening Plenaries

0900-1030       Circadian Dysregulation and Intestinal Barrier Function Host/Microbe Interactions

Ali Keshavarzian, MD, Rush University, Josephine M. Dyrenforth Chair of Gastroenterology, Professor of Medicine and the Graduate College, Associate Dean for Faculty Mentoring, Director, Center for Integrated Microbiome & Chronobiology Research

1045-1215      Sleep, Circadian Rhythms and Cardiometabolic Disease Risk

Kristen Knutson, PhD,  Northwestern University, Associate Professor of Neurology (Sleep Medicine), Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology) and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

 

1330-1530     Workshops

 

Longitudinal Analytic Methods of Microbiome and Metabolomics Analyses in Sleep and Circadian Science

Nichole Reisdorph, PhD, Professor Mass Spectrometry Facility Director, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Colorado Anchutz Medical Campus

Antonio González, PhD, Bioinformatics Programmer Analyst, Pediatrics, University of California San Diego    

Circadian Research Design in Human and Animal Models         

Horacio de la Iglesia, PhD, Professor, Department of Biology, University of Washington

Frank A.J.L. Scheer, M.Sc., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Director, Medical Chronobiology Program, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Neuroscientist, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Departments of Medicine and Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital

 

1700-1900      Virtual Happy Hour Professional Development Discussion Groups

 

Journal Editors: Behind the Scenes Work of Scientific Journals

Current Biology - Cyrus Martin, PhD, Senior Scientific Editor

Journal of Biological Rhythms – Mary Harrington, PhD, Editor-in-Chief

Sleep – Ronald Szymusiak, PhD, Editor-in-Chief

Sleep Health – Lauren Hale, PhD, Editor-in-Chief

Sleep Medicine Reviews - Michael V Vitiello, PhD, Editor-in-Chief

 

Sleep and Circadian Science and Public Policy

Allan I. Pack, M.B.Ch.B., Ph.D., FRCP, John Miclot Professor, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Marishka K. Brown, PhD, Director of the National Center on Sleep Disorder Research. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Mark R. Rosekind, Ph.D. Chief Safety Innovation Officer, Zoox, Inc. Distinguished Policy Scholar, Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Shantha M. W. Rajaratnam, PhD, Deputy Director, Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, Director, Engagement and Translation, Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, Deputy Head, School of Psychological Sciences, Chair, Sleep Health Foundation

 

Careers Beyond Academia

Lameese D. Akacem, PhD, AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, Health Scientist, Division of Preclinical Innovation, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Dale M. Edgar, PhD, Founder and Sr. Vice President, Alairion, Inc.

Danielle Hyman, PhD, Director, Medical Affairs, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Kate Sprecher, PhD, Senior Medical Writer at EVERSANA ENGAGE

 

 

Thursday August 19th

 

Hot Topic Lectures

0900-1030

Understanding and Addressing Structural Racism and Health Inequities: The ‘Sleep Exposome Across the Life course’ Example

Chandra L. Jackson, Ph.D., M.S., Earl Stadtman Investigator, Epidemiology Branch, Social and Environmental Determinants of Health Equity, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health

Cell Autonomous Clocks

Akhilesh B. Reddy, MA MB BChir PhD FRCP, Associate Professor Of Pharmacology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

 

1045-1215

Pediatric Sleep Health

Lisa J. Meltzer, PhD, Professor, Division of Pediatric Behavioral Health, Department of Pediatrics, National Jewish Health

Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Inflammation

Mark R. Opp, PhD, Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology, Director, Sleep and Inflammation Laboratory, University of Colorado Boulder

 

1330-1530      Workshops

Mathematical Modelling in Sleep and Circadian Science

Cecilia Diniz Behn, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Math & Statistics, Colorado School of Mines

Daniel Forger, Ph.D. Professor of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics, Professor of Mathematics

 

Considerations in Long-timescale Sampling of Fluorescent Biosensors

Lin Tian, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University of California, Davis

David H. Root, PhD, Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder

 

1700-1900       Virtual Happy Hour Professional Development Discussion Groups

 

Social Media - How to Disseminate Your Scientific Findings to the Public

Josiane L. Broussard, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Exercise Science, Colorado State University

Rachel E. Brenner, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Colorado State University

Michael Grandner, PhD, Associate Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences, Medicine, Psychiatry, and Psychology, Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program, University of Arizona College of Medicine

Orie Shafer, PhD, Professor of Biology, Advanced Science Research Center, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Work-life Balance

Monika Fleshner, PhD, Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology and the Center for Neuroscience, Director, Stress Physiology Laboratory, University of Colorado Boulder

Stacey L. Simon, PhD, DBSM,  Associate Professor, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Associate Director of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine, Children’s Hospital Colorado

Christopher A. Lowry, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology, Director, Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Laboratory, University of Colorado Boulder

 

Team Science / Grants

Monique K. LeBourgeois, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology, Director, Sleep and Development Laboratory, University of Colorado Boulder

Kenneth P. Wright Jr., PhD, Professor of Distinction, Department of Integrative Physiology, Director, Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory, University of Colorado Boulder

 

Friday August 20th

 

Closing Plenaries

 

0900-1030     Role of Circadian Rhythms in Psychiatric Disorders

Colleen A. McClung, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science, Director of the Center for Adolescent Reward, Rhythms and Sleep Translational Neuroscience Program, Center for Neuroscience University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

1045-1215     Light and Human Circadian Rhythms 

Charles A. Czeisler, PhD, MD, FRCP, FAPS, Baldino Professor of Sleep Medicine, Director, Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Chief, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Departments of Medicine and Neurology, Brigham & Women's Hospital

 

 

Registration is free but limited to the first 500 people who sign-up. Please register for the summer school at the following link:

https://cuboulder.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8v57npBqb0lt6Ae