Enhancing Health and Quality of Life through Better Sleep

April 30
CANCELED, more info below.

We’ve been monitoring rapidly changing conditions and new information about the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Following recent recommendations from public health officials and guidelines established by UW–Madison leadership, we have decided to cancel all alumni events through April 30, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this cancellation, and we appreciate your continued support of UW–Madison.

About the event

As scientific and clinical knowledge of sleep continues to grow, researchers now recognize that sleep is a powerful medicine that can enhance health, quality of life, and longevity. Join Barczi during this talk, when he will review some of the mechanisms for how we sleep and why we need to. He’ll discuss the interrelationship between sleep and health — with particular emphasis on why our sleep changes with aging. He will also explore evidence-based strategies and behaviors that can optimize our sleep for better health, cognition, and well-being.

The speaker

Steven Barczi, professor, UW–Madison Department of Medicine

About the speaker

Barczi is a professor of medicine and the clinical codirector of the Division of Geriatrics at UW–Madison. He also is clinical director at the Madison VA Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center and the associate program director of the UW’s Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program. Barczi is nationally recognized as a medical educator, chairing the American Geriatric Society Education Committee and serving on several other committees for the Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine and the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education. He has received national and local awards of excellence as an educator and leads various clinical programs in geriatrics at both the UW Hospital and the Madison VA Hospital. He plays a major role at the UW in directing and advising the institution on establishing new directions in geriatric clinical models, education, and curriculum development.

This event is free and open to all, but registration is strongly requested.

Free parking is available in the ramp across the street from the building’s main entrance. You will need to pull a parking ticket and take it to the lecture, where Capitol Lakes staff will validate it before you leave.

Learn more about living a healthy life from UW–Madison experts at these Healthy Aging Series events, brought to you by the Wisconsin Alumni Association® and Capitol Lakes Retirement Community.

Questions? Contact Joe D’Amato ’15 at joe.damato@supportuw.org or 608-308-5537.

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