Works in Progress

The works in progress seminar series highlights research from the Program in Sleep and Cardiovascular Medicine and from the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders faculty. This year we are scheduling three types of meetings.

Cross Talk Meetings. Cross Talk meetings are designed to facilitate discussion between members of the Harvard sleep community working in different research areas

Faculty Meetings. Faculty meetings are presented by Sleep Epidemiology and Cardiovascular Medicine core faculty.  Presentations provide an overview of faculty research that are often co-facilitated by collaborators and trainees.

Early Investigator Meetings. Early Investigator meetings are presented by Sleep Epidemiology and Cardiovascular Medicine Early Investigators. The meeting is meant to provide an opportunity for trainees to get critical on-going feedback of their research.

Journal Club. Review an exciting recent paper selected from the sleep and epidemiology literature.
Fall Schedule 

September
Monday, 9/7/2015 3:30-4:30 pm, No Meeting, Labor Day
Monday, 9/14/2015, 3:30-4:30 pm, Journal Club
Monday, 9/21/2015, 4:00-5:00 pm, No Meeting, Sleep Grand Rounds, Sleep spindle deficits in schizophrenia, a treatable mechanism of impaired cognition?
Monday, 9/28/2015, 4:00-5:00 pm, Early Investigator Meeting – Glaucylara Reis Geovanini, “Relation of SDB to Traditional and Novel Cardiovascular Risk Factors in MESA population”

October
Monday, 10/5/2015 4:00-5:00 pm, Early Investigator Meeting – Hend Alqaderi, “Short Sleep Duration as a Risk Factor for Obesity and Gingivitis Among Kuwaiti Children”: Sleep Grand Rounds, “The interplay of traumatic experiences, sleep and mood disorders impacts reproductive health”
Monday, 10/12/2015, 4:00-5:00 pm, No Meeting, Columbus Day
Monday, 10/19/2015, 4:00-5:00 pm, Cross Talk Meeting – Mirja Quante & Peter James, “Sleep, physical activity, and the environment”
Monday, 10/26/2015, 4:00-5:00 pm, Journal Club – Rui Wang, Mediation Analysis Discussion: The Moderator-Mediator Variable Distinction in Social Psychological Research: Conceptual, Strategic, and Statistical Considerations, Testing Mediation with Regression Analysis, Predictors of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Severity in Adenotonsillectomy Candidates

November
Tuesday, 11/3/2015, 4:00-5:00 pm, Guest Presentation – Frank Sheer, “The Circadian System and its Disruption Impact Metabolic and Cardiovascular Function in Humans”
Monday, 11/9/2015, 4:00-5:00 pm, Early Investigator Meeting – Sogol Javaheri, “The effect of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTi) on 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure in patients with insomnia and hypertension: a randomized controlled trial”
Monday, 11/16/2015, 4:00-5:00 pm, Journal Club – Ying Zhao, Measures and Scale of Interaction: The effect of joint exposures: examining the presence of interaction, The joint contribution of insomnia and obstructive sleep apnoea on sickness absence
Monday, 11/23/2015, 4:00-5:00 pm, Early Investigator Meeting – Brian Cade, “Whole-genome analysis of human sleep traits: SRSF specific aims discussion”
Monday, 11/30/2015, 4:00-5:00 pm, Faculty Presentation – Suzanne Bertisch, “Triggers in Migraine Study”

December
Tuesday, 12/8/2015, 4:00-5:00 pm, Faculty Presentation – Richa Saxena, “Charting a course from novel genetic loci for sleep traits towards biological and clinically-relevant insights”
Sleep Grand Rounds, Moving beyond the two-process model: incorporating physiology into models of sleep regulation?
Monday, 12/14//2015 – CANCELLED
Monday, 12/21/2015, 4:00-5:00 pm, Journal Club – Mirja Quante, Statistical Analysis of Correlated Data Using Generalized Estimating Equations: An OrientationOutcomes of Daytime Procedures Performed by Attending Surgeons after Night Work

Spring Schedule 

January
Monday, 1/4/2016 12:00-1:00 pm, Sleep Grand Rounds, Sleep, memories and dreams: Pulling it all together
Tuesday, 1/5/2016 4:00-5:00 pm, Early Investigator Meeting – Sara Mariani, “An introduction to signal processing for sleep analysis”
Monday, 1/11/2016, 4:00-5:00 pm, Faculty Presentation – Emily Kontos, “Use of community-based research methods and behavioral theory in intervention design to address sleep health disparities”
Monday, 1/18/2016, 4:00-5:00 pm, No Meeting, Martin Luther King Day
Monday, 1/25/2016, 4:00-5:00 pm, Faculty Presentation – Jessie Bakker, “Peer Support for New CPAP Users: Work in Progress”

February
Monday, 2/1/2016, 12:00-1:00 pm, Sleep Grand Rounds, “Towards understanding the pathophysiology of childhood obstructive sleep apnea syndrome”
Tuesday, 2/2/2016, 4:00-5:00 pm, Early Investigator Meeting – Celine Vetter, “Rotating Night Shift Work and Coronary Heart Disease in the Nurses’ Health Studies: 24 years of follow-up”
Monday, 2/8/2016, 4:00-5:00 pm, Early Investigator Meeting – Dayna Johnson, Associations between Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Cognitive Function; Variations by Race, Sex, Income and ApoE4 in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)”
Monday, 2/15/2016, 4:00-5:00 pm, No Meeting, President’s Day
Monday, 2/22/2016, 4:00-5:00 pm, Early Investigator Meeting – Matt Weaver, “Sleep, Scheduling Practices, and Safety Outcomes in the Public Safety Setting”
Monday, 2/29/2016, 4:00-5:00 pm, Journal Club – Glaucylara Reis Geovanini, Why do we still use stepwise modelling in ecology and behaviour?

March
Monday, 3/7/2016,12:00-1:00 pm, Sleep Grand Rounds, Emerging roles of melanopsin retinal ganglion cells
4:00-5:00 pm, No Meeting
Tuesday, 3/15/2016, 4:00-5:00 pm, Journal Club – Brian Cade, New genetic loci link adipose and insulin biology o body fat distribution
Monday, 3/21/2016, 4:00-5:00 pm, Early Investigator Meeting – Ying Zhao, “Slow wave sleep and incident hypertension: Sleep Heart Health Study”
Monday, 3/28/2016, 4:00-5:00 pm, Investigator Meeting – Kiran Maski, “Impaired memory consolidation in children with obstructive sleep disordered breathing”

April
Monday, 4/4//2016, 12:00-1:00 pm, Sleep Grand Rounds,  “Sleep and Aging: Can we learn something from flies?”
4:00-5:00 pm, Early Investigator Talk – Jacqueline Lane, “Genome-wide association studies of slef-reported sleep traits in the UK Biobank identifies novel loci”
Tuesday, 4/12/2016, 4:00-5:00 pm,  CANCELLED
Monday, 4/18/2016, 4:00-5:00 pm, Chandra Jackson, “Does the Work Environment Contribute to Sleep Health Disparities?”
Monday, 4/25/2016, 4:00-5:00 pm, Shaun Purcell

May
Monday, 5/2/2015, 12:00-1:00 pm, Sleep Grand Rounds, Title to be announced
Tuesday, 5/3/2016, 4:00-5:00 pm, Adolfo G. Cuevas
Monday, 5/9//2016, 4:00-5:00 pm, CANCELLED
Monday, 5/16/2016, 4:00-5:00 pm, ATS
Monday, 5/23//2016, 4:00-5:00 pm, Robert Thomas, “NREM sleep is bimodal”
Monday, 5/30/2016, 4:00-5:00 pm, No Meeting, Memorial Day

June
Monday, 6/6//2016, 4:00-5:00 pm, Sleep 2016 Practice
Monday, 6/13//2016, 4:00-5:00 pm, Sleep 2016
Wednesday, 6/22/2016, 2:00-3:00 pm, Zinta Harrington
Monday, 6/27/2016, 4:00-5:00 pm, Claudia Trudel-Fitzgerald, “Sleep among cancer patients: Evolution, correlates, determinants, and consequences”

* Tentative schedule