In September 2022, a supplement was received from the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research to our National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute-supported Program of Training in Sleep, Circadian and Respiratory Neurobiology. This supplement will support an expansion of the Research Training Program in Sleep, Circadian and Respiratory Neurobiology (T32) curriculum through an intensive training program on behavioral, environmental, and social determinants of sleep and circadian health and their relationship to sleep health disparities, and to make this expanded curriculum widely available to all interested in the sleep, circadian, social science, and other research communities.
The first component of the expanded curriculum is the Special Sleep Grand Rounds Series, an enhancement to the Sleep Grand Rounds that has been held one per month for more than two decades, with the last 7 years of presentations available on the Division website. The Special Sleep Grand Rounds lectures will focus on behavioral, environmental, behavioral, and social determinants of sleep and circadian health and will be simulcast virtually, allowing live participation by trainees in other T32 programs from around the US, and will be archived on the Division website.
The second component is the Retreat on Behavioral, Environmental, and Social Determinants of Sleep and Circadian Health and their Relationship to Sleep Health Disparities, which will be held in Boston, MA on June 1st and 2nd, 2023. This two-day event will be held at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and will be simulcast virtually, allowing live participation by trainees in other T32 programs from around the US.