The Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine (TriCEM) is organizing a symposium on “Awakening to the Significance of Sleep and Health Disparities: A Global Evolutionary Perspective.” It will be held on Dec. 1, from 8:45 to 2:00 in Trent Semans. See attached for details, including the line-up of speakers.
Briefly, we have assembled a fantastic set of dynamic speakers who are investigating the many connections between how social environments influence sleep, and how those impacts on sleep then affect health and can lead to health disparities. One of the speakers - Ben Reiss - is an English professor from Emory; he and others will also touch on issues that may be of interest to those in the humanities at Duke. We expect that the event will be accessible, stimulating, and fun for an interdisciplinary audience.
We are providing breakfast and lunch. We ask that people take a moment to register (as soon as possible) if they would like to take part in the meals (so that we have a good headcount).
The symposium has several co-sponsors, including Duke Global Health and the Center on Biobehavioral Health Disparities Research.