University of Pittsburgh Sleep Medicine Institute Research Day

November 10, 2016

University Club, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh PA


This event is open to all faculty, trainees, and students at the University of Pittsburgh and other local universities who are interested in sleep and circadian research.  

The David J. Kupfer Keynote Speaker

Giulio Tononi, MD, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry

David P. White Chair in Sleep Medicine

Distinguished Chair in Consciousness Science

University of Wisconsin

November 10, 2016, 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

University Club, Ballroom B (2nd Floor)

Sleep and Synaptic Homeostasis

Giulio Tononi received his medical degree and specialized in Psychiatry at the University of Pisa, Italy. After serving as an Army medical officer, he obtained a Ph.D. in neuroscience as a fellow of the Scuola Superiore. He is currently Professor of Psychiatry, Distinguished Professor in Consciousness Science, the David P. White Chair in Sleep Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Sleep and Consciousness. In 2005 he received the NIH Director's Pioneer Award for his work on sleep. His laboratory studies consciousness and its disorders as well as the mechanisms and functions of sleep.

Thank you to all who attended and participated in the 2nd Annual Sleep Research Day event. We welcome your feedback for the 2017 Research Day event.