March 6 - Dr. Priyattam Shiromani
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences | Grand Rounds Series
Friday, March 6, 2020 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Join us as we host Dr. Priyattam Shiromani. Dr. Shiromani joined MUSC in January, 2011 after 21 years at Harvard Medical School. All of his current effort is devoted to basic neuroscience research and to educating and training the next generation of neuroscientists. He has served as chairman on an NIH review committee, and continues to be a member on NIH, VA and other grant review committees. This talk is on interesting facts on how the brain keeps the time of day, different types of sleep disorders, and how exercise improves sleep.
1. Explain the brain mechanisms of sleep.
2. Identify different types of sleep disorders.
3. Explain how the lack of sleep leads to poor health.
Dr. Shiromani joined MUSC
in January, 2011 after 21 years at Harvard Medical School. He also holds a
full-time (8/8) appointment as a Senior Research Career Scientist with the
Department of Veterans Affairs. All of his effort is devoted to basic neuroscience research,
and to educating and training the next generation of neuroscientists. Dr. Shiromani maintains a vibrant and highly productive
research program that has been continuously funded for 25 years. His educational philosophy is to be passionate about
my work, conduct high quality research, and teach students a skill-set that
enhances their growth and development. Dr. Shiromani have served
as chairman on an NIH review committee, and continues to be a member on NIH, VA
and other grant review committees. At
the VA he has been chairman of two committees – IACUC and Research Week, and
also served on the R&D committee. At
the national level he is currently a member of the training committee of the
International Behavioral Neuroscience Society.
Dr. Shiromani has also provided service to the Sleep Research Society and have
served as editor of the Sleep Research Society Bulletin and the journal SLEEP.
He regularly presents his work at scientific meetings, organized and
chaired symposia, and has been invited to give lectures at universities, both
here and abroad.