Education & Training
Selected Honors & Awards
Pitt Psychiatry Awarded $14.8M National Institute on Drug Abuse Center Grant Focused on the Role of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Substance Abuse
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has awarded Pitt Psychiatry a Center of Excellence (P50) grant to fund the Center for Adolescent Reward, Rhythms and Sleep (CARRS). The CARRS Center will be led by Colleen McClung, PhD (Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science) and Daniel Buysse, MD (UPMC Professor of Sleep Medicine and Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science)...
Daniel Buysse, MD, Honored with University of Pittsburgh Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award for Advances in Sleep Medicine
Congratulations to Daniel Buysse, MD (UPMC Endowed Chair in Sleep Medicine and Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science), who has received a University of Pittsburgh Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award (Senior Scholar category), honoring his outstanding record of research and academic activity. Dr. Buysse is known as one of the most impactful thought leaders in the area of sleep medicine...
New Research in Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences: The Multidimensional Sleep Domain Is a Significant Predictor of Mortality
Sleep is an important component of overall physical and mental well-being, and can predict important health outcome in older adults, including mortality. Sleep is often studied as a single construct represented by duration or the presence/absence of a disorder. However, scientists including Meredith Wallace, PhD, Daniel Buysse, MD, and Martica Hall, PhD, believe that sleep is a multidimensional construct, composed...
SLEEP Editor’s Choice: How Empirically Differentiating “Good” from “Poor” Sleep Relates to Cardiometabolic Health
The paper described below was selected as a SLEEP Editor’s Choice. Sleep can play an important role in overall mental and physical health. A multidimensional sleep health score assesses sleep through six dimensions: sleep duration, timing, regularity, efficiency and quality, and daytime alertness. Although this score helps scientists create a nuanced sleep health profile, which is critical to analyzing sleep...