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Recent NICHD Director's Podcast Features Sleep Topics


Sleep Research Society
Friday, December 21, 2012

The November NICHD Director's podcast features presenters from a recent NICHD Exchange program, "Sleep: the ABC's of Zs." The NICHD Exchange is a series of quarterly meetings in which NICHD administrators and scientists present relevant findings designed to spur thought provoking conversations to inform the NICHD research effort. For the November podcast, four guests discussed aspects of sleep research pertaining to the NICHD mission. Recapping their talks from the recent Exchange were: David Klein of the Division of Intramural Research, who described the genetic factors governing sleep, Caroline Signore of the Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, who reviewed the literature on sleep and pregnancy, Lynne Haverkos, of the Child Development and Behavior Branch, who reviewed the research literature on how sleep influences child and adolescent development, and Paul Albert, of the Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research: who described the statistical methods used to inform an ongoing NICHD study involving adolescent sleep patterns and other aspects of adolescent health.

The November podcast is available by clicking here and the at and the transcript can be viewed by clicking here.