Sixth Annual CSCN Research Retreat
Friday, May 29, 2009
Levy Conference Center, Penn Law School

The Sixth Annual CSCN Research Retreat will be held on Friday, May 29, 2009 at the Levy Conference Center at the Law School.
2009 Award Winners

Retreat Schedule

All investigators, especially trainees, in multiple disciplines such as endocrinology, neurology, neuroscience, nursing, rheumatology, sleep medicine, psychiatry, pulmonology, and veterinary medicine are invited to participate. We encourage you to attend this important presentation of basic science, translational and clinical research going on in the study of sleep throughout the University of Pennsylvania. Download the registration form here.

A panel of senior faculty will judge the presentations and posters, and the authors of the best submissions and the best presentations (one each in basic science research and clinical/translational research) will receive a $500 award. Presenters must attend the retreat to be eligible for an award.

7:45 - 8:15 a.m.

Poster mounting and continental breakfast

8:20 - 8:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks
Allan I. Pack, MB, ChB, PhD

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Session 1 "Characteristics of Sleep Across Time and Across Species"

Eric Hyder, Psychiatry
"NREM Slow Wave Energy Increases When Sleep is Restricted to 4 Hours for 5 Nights"

Nirinjini Naidoo, Sleep Medicine
"Impairment of Wake Active Neurons with Aging"

Namni Goel, Psychiatry
"PER3 Polymorphism and Response to Chronic Sleep Restriction in Humans"

Denys Volgin, Veterinary Medicine
"Pre-adolescent Rats Exposed to Alcohol During Perinatal Period have Reduced Glutamate Decarboxylase (GAD) Levels in Sleep and Wake-Regulating Hypothalamic Regions"

Annesia Lamb, Neurology
"Developmental Cycling of hsp-4/BiP mRNA during L1 Lethargus in C. elegans"

10:10 - 10:20 a.m.


10:20 - 11:30 a.m.

Session 2 "Clinical Sleep Disorders: Origins and Screening"

Philip Gehrman, Psychiatry
"Heritability of Insomnia in Adolescents: How Much is Just Depression and Anxiety?”

Swaroop J. Pinto, CHOP Pulmonary Medicine
“Genioglossus Activity in Obese, Non-snoring Adolescents During Sleep”

Desiree Fleck, Nursing
“Is there a Better Way to Screen for Sleep Disordered Breathing in Adults with Heart Failure?”

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Poster session and lunch

1:30 - 2:50 p.m.

Session 3 “Sleep and Plasticity”

Sara Aton, Neuroscience
“The Sedating Antidepressant Trazodone Impairs Sleep-Dependent Cortical Plasticity”

Cédrick Florian, Biology
“The Role of glia-derived Adenosine in Deficits in Hippocampal Synaptic Plasticity Induced by Sleep Deprivation”

Jonathan Raksin, Neuroscience
“Dynamics of Linear Receptive Field Properties Across The Wake-Sleep Boundary in the Songbird Vocal Motor Forebrain”

Michelle Dumoulin, Neuroscience
“The Role of REM Sleep in Ocular Dominance Plasticity Consolidation”

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Dr. Irene Tobler cannot give the address at this year's Research Retreat. We are fortunate to have Dr. Leslie Griffith give a presentation of her research on sleep in flies.

Leslie C. Griffith, MD, PhD
Professor of Biology, Brandeis University
"Sleep Circuitry in Drosophila"

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Awards and Reception

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