Thursday, February 22, 2024

Mini Symposium Series: The Science of Sleep

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Join us to launch for the next installment of the NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies Mini Symposium Series: The Science of Sleep.  This event will feature a discussion between Dr. Eva Feldman and Michigan Neuroscience Institute Executive Director Ravi Allada, followed by a live Q&A where they will be joined by Cathy Goldstein, MD, Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of Michigan's Sleep Disorders Clinic.

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An Irish proverb says, “A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.”

How true that is! Sleep plays a vital role in both your physical and mental well-being. Just ask Dr. Ravi Allada, the new director of the Michigan Neuroscience Institute (MNI), whose research focus is the science of sleep and the circadian rhythm.

Dr. Eva Feldman sits down with him to discuss why we sleep and how it is actually driven by our internal clock’s sense of our waking experience. They also delve into his work studying the effect of jetlag on professional athletes and his vision for a new era of collaborative neuroscience research across U-M through the MNI.

Afterward, they will be joined by sleep guru (featured in The New York Times, Bloomberg, Time, and many others) Cathy Goldstein, MD, of the University of Michigan’s Sleep Disorders Clinic for a live Q&A.

You might, quite literally, lose sleep if you miss this one! Don’t forget to submit questions for the live Q&A when you register.


Ravi Allada, M.D.

Executive Director, Michigan Neuroscience Institute (MNI)
Theophile Raphael, M.D., Collegiate Professor of Neurosciences
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

with Moderator

portrait of Dr. Eva Feldman

Eva Feldman, MD, PhD

James W. Albers Distinguished University Professor of Neurology
Russell N. DeJong Professor of Neurology
Director, NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies
Director, ALS Center of Excellence

Joining for the live Q&A