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The Center for Sleep and Circadian Science (CSCS) is an internationally-recognized group of investigators, educators, and clinicians united around a common vision: To optimize health through sleep and circadian science. 


To optimize health and function through sleep and circadian science. 


The Center for Sleep and Circadian Science advances the science and practice of sleep and circadian medicine through innovations in research, education, and clinical care. 

The CSCS values diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We are committed to fostering an inspiring environment that gives voice to individuals from all backgrounds and experiences. We dedicate ourselves to developing a more diverse and representative workforce across the field of sleep and circadian science; conducting socially conscious and inclusive research that addresses the causes, consequences, and mitigation of sleep health disparities; and providing a safe, supportive environment for participants, trainees, students, staff, and faculty.

Our actions to carry out these goals include: 1) intentional recruitment of trainees and faculty from groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research; 2) enhancing networking opportunities for colleagues from underrepresented groups; 3) engaging faculty, trainees, students, and staff in diversity, equity, and inclusion training; 4) conducting research in sleep and circadian health disparities; 5) enhancing our reach in recruitment of research participants from diverse backgrounds; and 6) encouraging regular discussions around diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

We embrace our responsibility to dismantle inequity in biomedical research and we are committed to open conversation around diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.



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CSCS Research Day

The 6th Annual Sleep & Circadian Science Research Day will be held on November 4, 2021 at the University Club.  This event is open to all faculty, trainees, and students at the University of Pittsburgh and other local universities who are interested in sleep and circadian research.

CSCS Grand Rounds Presentations

Sleep Grand Rounds presentations typically focus on recent scientific advances in a research program or project, from both local investigators and outside speakers. Presenters showcase innovative methodology, recent findings, or future directions of a research program. CME/CEU are offered for Grand Rounds sessions.

CSCS Journal Club

Typically led by trainees, journal club meetings provide an opportunity for exploration and discussion of a recently published scientific article. Trainees choose a publication, which may represent ‘hot science’ or a scientific area in which the group is seeking additional knowledge. Discussion among all attendees follows a brief presentation by the trainee.

CSCS Research in Progress

This meeting is intended to be a more informal and supportive venue for trainees and faculty to present study ideas and/or on-going data analyses. The meeting is comprised of a brief presentation by the presenter, followed by feedback and discussion by attendees.

Clinical Practice Update

Clinical Practice Updates provide an opportunity for a clinician specializing in an aspect of sleep medicine to provide an overview of an area of interest, an update on a specific clinical topic, or a case presentation. Presenters have backgrounds in psychiatry, psychology, pulmonology, nursing, pediatrics, and medicine, among others.