University of Pittsburgh campus, Pittsburgh PA
The University of Pittsburgh Center for Sleep and Circadian Science (CSCS) will be hosting the 2nd SWIM Workshop in the Spring of 2023.
What is the SWIM?
- An immersive 3 day long training program addressing state-of-the-art methodologies in human and animal research on sleep and circadian rhythms
- An opportunity to network with junior and senior colleagues in sleep and circadian science
What are the program goals?
- To provide state-of-the art didactic and experiential learning opportunities addressing sleep and circadian research methods
- To demonstrate how these methods are applied in translational sleep and circadian research studies
- To foster career development and networking for early stage investigators
What topics will be covered?
- Human research methods: Polysomnography, actigraphy, self-report, circadian phase assessment
- Animal research methods: EEG sleep, circadian phase and amplitude assessment, molecular, cell, and circuit-based neuroscience methods
How is SWIM structured?
- The SWIM workshop consists of classroom and hand-on activities over 3 days
- Morning sessions will focus on didactics
- Afternoon sessions will include hands-on, experiential training
- Social activities will foster networking and informal discussion
- Food and lodging are included in the registration fee
Who is the intended audience?
- Graduate students, post-baccalaureates, post-docs, medical students, residents, and fellows, and junior faculty who are interested in pursuing sleep and circadian research
- Prior sleep and circadian science experience is not required
- We are especially committed to developing a diverse sleep and circadian workforce. Individuals from groups under-represented in sleep and circadian science are strongly encouraged to apply.
What is the cost? Is financial support available?
- Need-based scholarships to underwrite the registration fee and defray travel costs are available to individuals from under-represented backgrounds in sleep and circadian science and non-research-intensive institutions
- More details to follow
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