UW News

April 9, 2009

Healthy Aging Lecture: Growing Old Doesn’t Mean Sleeping Poorly, April 16

Sleep quality and aging is the focus of the Spring Healthy Aging Lecture, sponsored by the UW School of Nursing’s de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging. This free, public lecture will be held Thursday, April 16, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the UW Tower Auditorium.

Michael V. Vitiello, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and adjunct professor in biobehavioral nursing and health systems, will present “Growing Old Does Not Mean Sleeping Poorly!” He is also associate director of the Northwest Geriatric Education Center at the UW and an internationally recognized expert in sleep, circadian rhythms and sleep disorders in aging.

Vitiello is the author of almost 400 scientific articles, reviews, chapters, editorials and abstracts. His research efforts, funded by the National Institutes of Health, focus on the causes, consequences and treatments of disturbed sleep, circadian rhythms and cognition in older adults. He is president of the Sleep Research Society, a member of the National Sleep Foundation Board of Directors, and a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. He is editor-in-chief of Sleep Medicine Reviews and serves on numerous editorial boards for research journals in geriatrics and sleep medicine.

No RSVP required. Contact agingctr@u.washington.edu or 206-616-4276 with questions.