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The Science of Sleep
9001 Spectrum Center Blvd
San Diego, CA 92123
Thursday, March 01, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM PST
Category: Signature Series

Signature Series | The Science of Sleep

Join us on March 1st for this not-to-be-missed panel covering the science behind the quality (or lack thereof) of your sleep. Our panelists will include top researchers and practitioners, who'll discuss topics ranging from "normal sleep patterns" to the number one sleep disorder: insomnia. You'll hear practical applications that'll help your sleep cycle, and you'll go home with data and resources to help your whole family sleep better. As always, we're leaving time at the end for a Q & A, so come ready to ask your questions. 


Dr. Sonia Ancoli-Israel 

Professor Emeritus and Professor of Research, Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine, UCSD School of Medicine

Director, Gillin Sleep and Chronomedicine Research Center

Dr. Ancoli-Israel received her Bachelor’s Degree from the State University of New York, Stony Brook, a Master’s Degree in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Ancoli-Israel’s expertise is in the field of sleep disorders and sleep research in aging. Her current interests include the longitudinal effect of sleep disorders on aging, the effect of circadian rhythms on sleep, therapeutic interventions for sleep problems in dementia, and fatigue, particularly the relationship between sleep, fatigue and circadian rhythms in cancer and other chronic illnesses. Dr. Ancoli-Israel is Past-President of the Sleep Research Society (SRS), Past-President of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms, and was on the founding Executive Board of the National Sleep Foundation.  She was honored in 2007 with the National Sleep Foundation Life Time Achievement Award and the SRS Mary A. Carskadon Outstanding Educator Award, in 2012 with Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine Distinguished Career Award and in 2014 with the SRS Distinguished Scientist Award. Dr. Ancoli-Israel is published regularly in medical and psychiatric journals with over 450 publications in the field.


Dr. Jennifer Martin, PhD FAASM

Associate Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA              

Jennifer L. Martin, PhD FAASM is Associate Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA where she teaches about caring for patients with sleep disorders and the importance of sleep in maintaining health. Dr. Martin serves as Associate Director for Clinical and Health Services Research at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System’s Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center. She is a nationally-known expert in insomnia disorder, and is a National Expert Trainer for the VA’s national dissemination program in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia. Dr. Martin’s scientific research program focuses on improving sleep as a key component of maintaining and improving physical and mental health, particularly in vulnerable and complex patient populations. Dr. Martin serves as the President of the American Sleep Medicine Foundation and is on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.


Dr. Ariel Neikrug

Dr. Neikrug is an assistant professor at the University of California, Irvine and is the director of the behavioral sleep medicine program at the new sleep center at UC Irvine. Dr. Neikrug is a licensed clinical health psychologist.  He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the San Diego State University and University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. He completed his residency in behavioral medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, a Health Psychology fellowship at the Veterans Administration Healthcare System (VA) at Salt Lake City, and a postdoctoral fellowship in chronic pain at the University of Utah Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Neikrug’s research interests are in the area of sleep and behavioral health. His current research focuses on how physical activity rhythms impacts sleep and health.                                                                   


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