Mind Readers book club discussion: 'Why We Sleep' by Matthew Walker, PhD

Book cover of Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker, PhD
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Register to join the Mind Readers book club for an illuminating look into the book Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker, PhD. University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers and brain health experts Steven Barczi, MD, and Barbara Bendlin, PhD, will join the conversation. Dorothy Farrar-Edwards, PhD, will host and Nathaniel Chin, MD, will moderate the discussion. The event will take place live online via Zoom. REGISTER

Mind Readers book club is free and anyone is welcome to join. Members will have access to virtual lectures, discussions and special podcasts with scientists and authors related to the reading list. Learn more

About the book
Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life; it enormously impacts our memory and thinking. In his book, Why We Sleep, neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker, PhD, explores sleep and examines how it affects every facet of our physical and mental well-being. Walker is a professor of neuroscience and psychology at UC Berkeley, the Director of its Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab, and a former professor of psychiatry at Harvard University. 

About the guest speakers
Steven Barczi, MD, is a faculty member in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology in the Department of Medicine. He is an attending physician at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital where he is clinical director of the Division of Geriatrics, director of the Geriatrics Patient Aligned Care Team, and director of the Sleep Telemedicine Program.

Barbara Bendlin, PhD, is a professor in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology within the Department of Medicine, leader of the Research Education Component (REC) in the Wisconsin ADRC and director of the UW-Madison Neuroscience & Public Policy Program. Her research focuses on the interplay of factors contributing to healthy or diseased brain aging.

About the host
Dorothy Farrar-Edwards, PhD, is a professor in the School of Education with appointments in the departments of Medicine and Neurology at the School of Medicine and Public Health. She leads the Outreach, Recruitment & Engagement Core and is co-leader for the Inclusion of Under-Represented Groups Core at the Wisconsin ADRC. She serves as director of the Collaborative Center for Health Equity (CCHE) with the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.

About the moderator
Nathaniel Chin, MD, is an assistant professor in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology within the Department of Medicine, serves as medical director and Clinical Core Co-Leader for the Wisconsin ADRC and medical director for the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention (WRAP). Chin also sees patients in the UW Health Memory Assessment Clinics, studies lifestyle-associated risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, oversees the clinical care provided to research participants, and is the host of the Wisconsin ADRC's podcast, Dementia Matters.

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