Congratulations to Dr. John Winkelman for publishing his article titled: "Insomnia Disorder" in the New England Journal of Medicine! To read the full paper, click on the link.
Dr. Josna Adusumilli, a sleep specialist at MGH, was featured in an article by Yahoo Health titled "This Hillary Clinton Aide Stayed Up for 100 Hours to Write a Speech. How Is That Possible?" In the article, Dr. Adusumilli weighs in on the effects of sleep deprivation. For the full version, click on the link below. https://www.yahoo.com/health/this-hillary-clinton-aide-stayed-up-for-100-hours-128116669318.html
Dr. Aleksandar Videnovik was recently featured in the newsletter titled "Advances at Mass General" for his work on circadian dysfunction in Parkinson's disease. For the full article, click on the link below.
This week, Dr. Matt Bianchi was quoted in The New Yorker's article titled: "Why Can't We Fall Asleep?". The article touches upon decreased overall total sleep time in the population, the effects of blue light on sleep, and the implications of sleep aids on restorative sleep. For the full article, click on the link below.
Dr. Susan Redline Develops Novel Website for Apnea
Dr. Susan Redline from Brigham and Women's Hospital recently developed a new site focusing on sleep apnea. Their mission is "to improve the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea through the active engagement of patients, families, researchers, and healthcare providers." For more information click on the link below.
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Aleksandar Videnovik, MD, was recently featured on the story "Acting out dreams could be dangerous disorder, neurological issue" on WCVB Channel 5 News. To watch the full video click on the link below.
Dr. Bianchi will be giving a lecture at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) conference on April 19, 2015 in Washington D.C. His talk is titled: "Pharmacological Management of Sleep Disorders." For more information about the AAN click on the link below.
NeuroLanch Expands to Offer Program in Boston
Neurolaunch, a start-up company focused on neuroscience research, is expanding to the Boston area. The goal of Neurolaunch is to "nurture potential applications as they emerge from research", and
Dr. Matt Bianchi, director of the MGH sleep lab, will be contributing to their research and growth in Boston.
For the full article click the link below.
Dr. Bianchi: President Elect of Mass Sleep Society
Matt Bianchi, MD, PhD, one of our most respected neurologists in the sleep community, was recently elected president of the Massachusetts Sleep Society. Due to Dr. Bianchi's strong leadership skills and determination to enact change as well as innovation in the society, Dr. Bianchi will sedulously work to insure that patients receive the highest quality and most appropriate care. We would like to congratulate Dr. Bianchi on his successes.
Dr. Bianchi to Speak at the World Medical Innovation Forum
Dr. Bianchi will be speaking at the World Medical Innovation Forum on Tuesday, April 28th, from 4:40-6:00pm. He will be speaking about sleep and consciousness: clinical need versus safety. Along with Dr. Bianchi will be a panel of three other prominent researchers in the field: Dr. Charles Czeisler, Dr. Patrick Purdon, and Dr. Darryle Scheopp. For more information about this event click on the link below.
MGH Sleep Lab Awarded Accreditation by AASM
The MGH Sleep Lab was recently awarded accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). The AASM's missions is "to improve sleep health and promote high quality patient centered care through advocacy, education, strategic research, and practice standards." For more information on the AASM, including accreditation standards, click on the link below.
Research Seminar Series: How is your sleep?
Dr. Bianchi will be leading a talk on November 13, 2014 from 4:00-5:00pm at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. The talk is titled: "How's your sleep? The answer might surprise you." For more information click on the link below.
Dr. Matt Bianchi has recently written articles for MGH regarding sleep apnea and insomnia.
The first article talks about the symptoms of insomnia and sleep apnea do not always match well with objective test results. For the article, click here.
The second is specifically about sleep apnea and ways to treat it. For the article, click here.