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David F. Dinges, PhD, director of the Unit for Experimental Psychiatry and chief of the division of Sleep and Chronobiology, commented in a Readers Digest report on Penn Medicine research which found that just three consecutive nights of four to five hours of sleep could lead to irreversible brain cell damage.
Business Standard reported on a study, led by Tracy Bale, PhD, professor of Neuroscience in Psychiatry, which shows that stress during the first trimester of pregnancy alters the population of microbes living in a mother's vagina and impact the babies' gut microbiome and brain development.
David S. Mandell, ScD, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research, weighs in on overcoming the stigma of mental health in the workplace in a Knowledge@Wharton article.