Spokane ‘Innovators’ series to feature top WSU sleep researchers

SPOKANE – For a myriad of maladies ranging from the common cold to heart disease, obesity, and a variety of cognitive disorders, a primary factor in determining who gets sick and how long their recovery will take is often the adequacy of their sleep. Frequently at the heart of both the causes and effects of […]

Sleep research expert joins WWAMI Spokane faculty

SPOKANE – Jonathan Wisor has joined the research faculty of the WWAMI Medical Education Program at WSU Spokane. His appointment as an assistant professor is part of the growing focus on health sciences at the Spokane campus. He also holds an appointment with the Department of Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology, and Physiology in the […]

Sleeping, waking, working

Spokane–A Scientific Symposium on Human Sleep and Performance featuring an international panel of acclaimed experts in sleep and sleep medicine will take place Monday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The symposium will take place in the Academic Center Auditorium on the Riverpoint Campus Washington State University, Spokane at 600 N. Riverpoint Blvd. […]

Fatigue a recipe for disaster in law, intelligence, security

As the nation digested the tragic events of 9/11, one big question arose: how could this have happened in a country that has some of the best, most well-funded intelligence agencies in the world? Did the CIA and FBI sleep through all the tell-tale signs of an upcoming terrorist attack? Bryan Vila, professor of criminal […]

Older teens need more sleep, later wake-up times

Many teens are chronically sleep deprived, resulting in poor school performance, impaired cognitive and memory functioning, and mood problems. This was one of the points made by internationally renowned sleep researcher Mary Carskadon in her December 2 lecture, “How Development of Sleep-Wake Regulation Affects Teen Sleep,” at WSU Spokane. A professor of psychiatry at the […]

Sleep scientist expands WSU’s sleep research

Hans Van Dongen, an internationally recognized scientist who focuses on the areas of sleep and cognitive performance, recently joined WSU Spokane as associate research professor and assistant director of the university’s new Sleep and Performance Research Center.The Sleep and Performance Research Center includes a state-of-the-art sleep research laboratory that is currently under construction at the […]

New chief studies everyday sleep needs

The new WSU-affiliated chief of sleep research briefly presented his vision for the work at a press conference in Spokane on Aug. 18. At the same event, it was announced that WSU sleep research received $3.5 million in federal funding, on top of appropriations of $1.5 million and $50,000 earlier received. Dr. Gregory Belenky, a […]

Spokane sleep research candidates to present

SPOKANE, Wash. — Greg Belenky and Scott Campbell, candidates for a sleep research position with the Spokane Alliance for Medical Research, will visit Spokane this month to deliver public lectures on their sleep research as part of the interview process. The lectures are free and open to the public. The candidates will also meet with […]