News – April 2012

An information, recruitment and selection periodical for physicians and clinicians

The first edition of the CIRUS Research Guide now available for clinicians. The publication is intended to provide a description of a number of current studies being undertaken within CIRUS and by associated colleagues at The Australian Centre for Chronobiology, Endocrinology and Sleep Sciences, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research and the Brain and Mind Research Institute, University of Sydney. It also contains relevant contact details for study coordinators. If you or a colleague have identified a potential participant for a particular study listed in the guide, or if you wish to consider availing yourself of the resources and capabilities of the ACCESS Sleep Lab or the BMRI Sleep Lab for your own research, please be in touch on the numbers or email addresses listed within.

CIRUS Travel Grant Awards 2012 (round 1) - NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

The NHMRC Centre for Integrated Research and Understanding of Sleep (CIRUS) is pleased to announce that the 2012 Travel Grant Award (round 1) is now open. CIRUS travel grants are aimed at assisting outstanding PhD students and young postdoctoral researchers to attend relevant national and/or international interdisciplinary sleep health forums where they can present their work, exchange scientific information with their peers and make relevant contacts in the field that would help them in their career path. Please click here for further information about the travel award including eligibility and how to apply.

The NHMRC Centre for Integrated Research and Understanding of Sleep (CIRUS) invite you to attend a special presentation:

“Translating Sleep and Circadian Science to Medical Practice: Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Physician Performance and Safety”

Dr Chris Landrigan MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician, Division of Sleep Medicine, Dept. of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Research and Fellowship Director, Inpatient Pediatrics Service, General Pediatrics, Dept. of Medicine, Children's Hospital, Boston

DATE: Tuesday 3rd April 2012
TIME: 8:45 – 9:45am
VENUE: Education Centre Theatre 1, Level 5
Woolcock Institute of Medical Research
431 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 2037 NSW