March 6 - Dr. Priyattam Shiromani

 

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences   |  Grand Rounds Series

"Sleep is Essential to Good Health"

Friday, March 6, 2020 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location Institute of Psychiatry-1st Floor Auditorium, 67 President Street Charleston, SC 29425

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences hosts bimonthly Grand Rounds that span the academic year.

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.

The Medical University of South Carolina designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1.0 Credit(s)™. At the completion of the presentation, attendees will be able to:

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.

Unable to attend in person? Register for our live stream. Go to: https://musc.webex.com    

Session Number: 647 249 844

Session Password: TrcadpS7

Biography

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.