NIH/NINR Funded CISSM Pilot Grant
This 1-year grant of $86K is supported through external funding from NIH/NINR. The PI of the project is required to be a doctorally-prepared Registered Nurse, new or early stage investigator, or an established investigator with a new focus on sleep.
- 10/16/19 – Letter of Intent due
- 11/15/19 – Applications due
- 6/1/20 – 5/31/21 – project dates
Please click here for more information.
Sleep in the News
Read about a chatbot that will use artificial intelligence (AI) to give caregivers more than a link to resources. It aims to detect how caregivers are feeling and suggest self-help options that respond to their needs. This project, Tailored Self-Management Program for Caregivers of Children with Chronic Conditions (CocoBot,) was one project funded through the Population Health Initiative.
Role of Sleep Disturbances as a Stroke Risk Factor
A topical review just published in Stroke about sleep disorders and stroke outcomes and recurrences discusses sleep disturbance as both a stroke risk factor and a link to poor stroke outcomes. The authors suggest sleep disturbance remedies could play an important role in primary and secondary stroke prevention.
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Sleepmore in Seattle
Click on the link above to read the latest recommendations about school start times for children.
The American Academy of Nursing today released its position statement recommending policies and practices that promote adequate, high quality sleep for nurses to contribute to safe nursing practice and patient care. Click on the link above to read the full position statement.
Jennifer M. Bombard, MSPH; Katherine Kortsmit, PhD; Lee Warner, PhD; et al.
Improved implementation of the safe sleep practices recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics could help reduce sleep-related infant mortality. CDC analyzed 2009–2015 Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) data to describe infant sleep practices. Among all mothers responding, 21.6% reported placing their infant to sleep in a nonsupine position, 61.4% shared their bed with their infant, and 38.5% reported using soft bedding.
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CDC analyzed data from the 2015 national, state, and large urban school district Youth Risk Behavior Surveys (YRBSs) to determine the prevalence of short sleep duration (<9 hours for children aged 6–12 years and <8 hours for teens aged 13–18 years) on school nights among middle school and high school students in the United States. Click on the link above to read the article.
Night Shifts May Be Linked To Increased Cancer Risk In Women, Study Suggests.
TIME (1/8, Park) reports that research suggests “women who work the night shift have a 19% increased risk of developing cancer compared to women do not work at night.” The findings were published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. After analyzing data from 61 studies, researchers “found that women who worked night shifts for longer periods of time had a 41% higher risk of skin cancer, 32% higher risk of breast cancer and an 18% greater risk of digestive system cancers compared to women who did not work night shifts.” The data indicated that “the risk was highest among nurses who worked at night; their risk of developing breast cancer if they worked night shifts long term was 58% higher than nurses who didn’t have night shifts.”
HealthDay (1/8, Dallas) reports that the studies analyzed included “people from North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.” When the investigators “took into account for location, they found that only the night-shift workers from North America and Europe had a greater risk for breast cancer.” Medscape (1/8, Jenkins) also covers the story.
Read the article in the Washington Post by clicking on the link above.
Read the article from the University of California at San Francisco by clicking on the link above.
Click on the link above to read the latest from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on the vital role sleep plays in all aspects of health and well-being across the life span.
In “To Your Health,” the Washington Post (7/31, Cha, 12.92M) reports that researchers studying “the connection between sleep and weight gain” found that study participants “who were sleeping an average of six hours each night had waist measurements about 1.2 inches…more than those getting nine hours of sleep a night.” Participants “with less sleep also weighed more.” The findings were published in PLOS One. Forbes (7/31, 14.59M) contributor David DiSalvo also discusses the findings.
Upcoming and Past Events
Workshop: Interactive Technologies to Improve Sleep in Pediatric & Adult Populations
The CISSM hosted a workshop on April 26, 2019, with the following sessions:
- Research on Self-Management in Pediatric Diabetes – Dr. Margaret Grey
- Web-Based Interventions for Chronic Pain in Youth – Dr. Tonya Palermo
- Human-Centered Design of Sleep Technology – Dr. Julie Kientz
Please click here to view the presentations.
Click on the link above to hear the lecture by Kenneth Pike, PhD, Research Consultant in the Office for Nursing Research. (Please note, due to technical issues, the final 3 minutes of the recording are silent.)
Click on the link above to hear the lecture by Dr. Danuta Kasprzyk, Research Professor in Family and Child Nursing.
Click on the link above to hear the lecture by Dr. Fran Lewis, Professor in Family and Child Nursing.
Click on the link above to view to this talk by Cynthia Dougherty, ARNP, PhD.
Advances in the Science of Self-management
Shirley Moore, PhD, RN
Sleep Behavior Change: Using Social Cognitive Theory for a Realistic and Family-Centered Intervention
Michelle Garrison, PhD
Common Data Elements: On the Road to Big Data?
Dr. Hilaire Thompson’s talk was sponsored by the Office for Nursing Research and the Center for Innovation in Sleep Self-Management.
Watch the presentation HERE.