The UCSD Judaic Studies Program presents:

Sleep in the Bible: Nothing New Under the Sun

by Sonia Ancoli-Israel, PhD.
Professor Emerita of Psychiatry and Medicine, UC San Diego
comments by William H.C. Propp, PhD.
Professor of History, Harriet and Louis Bookheim Chair in Biblical Hebrew and Related Languages

Description: We are taught answers to all our questions can be found in the Bible, that our forefathers and foremothers were very wise and that there is nothing new under the sun. So, what does the BIble have to teach us about sleep and sleep disorders? This talk will examine what we know about sleep and sleep disorders today and how that compares to what the Bible has to say about it.

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 107
UC San Diego

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Sonia Ancoli-Israel Sonia Ancoli-Israel, Ph.D. is a Professor Emeritus and Professor of Research in the Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, Director of the Gillin Sleep and Chronomedicine Research Center, and Director of Education at the Sleep Medicine Center at UCSD.  Dr. Ancoli-Israel received her Bachelor’s Degree from the State University of New York, Stony Brook, a Master’s Degree in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Ancoli-Israel’s expertise is in the field of sleep disorders and sleep research in aging. Her current interests include the longitudinal effect of sleep disorders on aging, the effect of circadian rhythms on sleep, therapeutic interventions for sleep problems in dementia, and fatigue, particularly the relationship between sleep, fatigue and circadian rhythms in cancer and other chronic illnesses. Dr. Ancoli-Israel is Past-President of the Sleep Research Society, Past-President of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms, and was on the founding Executive Board of the National Sleep Foundation.  She was honored in 2007 with the National Sleep Foundation Life Time Achievement Award and the Sleep Research Society Mary A. Carskadon Outstanding Educator Award and in 2012 with Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine Distinguished Career Award. Dr. Ancoli-Israel is published regularly in medical and psychiatric journals with close to 400 publications in the field.