News – April 2014

Scientists to Unlock Sleep Secrets

Tired of feeling tired after a bad night's sleep? A team of top Australian scientists are coming to your rescue with a cutting-edge research centre investigating the relationship between sleep and the brain.

Professor Ron Grunstein of the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research will head NeuroSleep, a new centre tasked with better understanding how disrupted sleep leads to impaired brain function and how brain conditions impact on sleep. The team of investigators from some of Australia's leading research organisations are charged with making discoveries that will help the 1.5 million Australians with a sleep more

Award Winners

Congratulations to Professor Ron Grunstein who was honoured with a distinguished Professorial Achievement award from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, for his sustained achievements in research, teaching and the profession.

Other CIRUS researchers that were recognised by the Faculty of Medicine, for their outstanding achievements were Julia Chapman, for the new investigator award she received from the Australasian Sleep Association and Camilla Hoyos, for the new investigator award she received from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.