The new website for the Center for Sleep & Circadian Sciences at the University of Arizona Health Sciences is a real snoozer. In this case, though, that’s a good thing. Ensuring patients sleep well, after all, is the focus of the center’s research and clinical services at its associated center—the Center for Sleep Disorders at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.
The UAHS Center for Sleep & Circadian Sciences has a lot of exciting things on its plate as its investigators seek to broaden the breadth of knowledge compiled in recent years for a better understanding of how a good night’s rest—or lack thereof—affects our health.
You can find the center’s online home at: https://sleep.uahs.arizona.edu/
Physically, it’s located at 2033 E. Speedway Blvd., Suite 203, in Tucson—just east of the UAHS campus and Banner – University Medical Center Tucson on Speedway.
Not least, sleep center faculty and staff hope to build on the knowledge that led to three American’s work on sleep medicine being chosen for the Nobel Prize in Physiology in 2017 for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm.
It’s a vibrant time to be a sleep researcher, said Sairam Parthasarathy, MD, center director and a professor of medicine, interim chief for the UA Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, and medical director of the Center for Sleep Disorders at Banner – UMC Tucson. The Pulmonary division is one of 14 in the UA Department of Medicine.
He underscored that the UAHS Center for Sleep & Circadian Sciences collaborates with a multidisciplinary cadre of investigators from across the UA campus and beyond. This includes multiple divisions and departments—starting with the UA Department of Medicine in the UA College of Medicine as well as the UA College of Nursing, UA College of Education, UA College of Science, and UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
“We started this site to better inform colleagues, trainees and research subjects about the work we do on sleep, insomnia, sleep apnea and comorbidities that may affect sleep disorders such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, PTSD and so forth. I anticipate you’ll see additional information added quickly to flesh out the marvelous work being done across the UA Health Sciences colleges to better our understanding of circadian sciences and a healthy night’s rest,” he added.
The structure of the new website was developed by UAHS Biocommunications web development team. Its in-house webmaster is sleep medicine research specialist Richard De Armond.
For more information on the center (other than what you’ll find at the website), call (520) 626-4838 or email: UAHSSleepCenter@gmail.com
About the UAHS Center for Sleep & Circadian Sciences
The University of Arizona Health Sciences Center for Sleep & Circadian Sciences was established in May 2016. The center brings together researchers from three of the health sciences colleges (Medicine, Nursing and Public Health) who belong to various departments (Medicine, Psychiatry and Physiology). Collaborators from the Colleges of Education, Science (Psychology) and Agriculture (Nutritional Sciences) also contribute to the center’s mission. Besides four areas of emphasis set by the UAHS Senior Vice President’s Office—neuroscience, population health and outcomes, precision science, and health disparities—the center focuses across the translational spectrum from knowledge generation to dissemination and implementation science.
About the UA Department of Medicine
The University of Arizona Department of Medicine is one of six original departments and the largest at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, with 14 divisions covering medical subspecialties from cardiology to rheumatology. The faculty includes more than 250 physicians who help train more than 70 fellows in 18 fellowship programs, 130 residents in internal medicine and dermatology, and 450 medical students engaged in clerkships, sub-internships and research opportunities. Affiliated with UA institutes and centers of excellence and collaborative cohorts across the nation and world, the department’s investigators are leading research into development of personalized precision medicine therapies for both simple and complex diseases to improve the lives of people in Arizona and abroad. Learn more: deptmedicine.arizona.edu
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