Eve Van Cauter, PhD
A lack of sleep has been connected to very serious health issues. Don’t miss the chance to learn from one of the world’s leading experts in the area of sleep research.
About our keynote speaker:
Dr. Eve Van Cauter is one of the world’s leading researchers on sleep. As Director of the Sleep, Metabolism, and Health Center at the University of Chicago, her research has focused on the impact of decreases in sleep duration and sleep quality on markers of health as well as the interaction of sleep loss with the aging process. Dr. Van Cauter’s research group identified sleep loss and poor sleep quality as risk factors for obesity and diabetes. Her seminal findings have led to a new field of inquiry regarding the current epidemic of obesity, diabetes, and the increased prevalence of age-related chronic diseases.
Dr. Van Cauter has received the Robert Walleghem Prize for medical research (1985), the Hoechst Belgium Prize for research in biological psychiatry (1986), the Soroptimist Prize on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Belgian Soroptimist Association (1989), the Pharmacia & Upjohn International Award for Excellence in Published Clinical Research in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (1999), the Pfizer Lectureship in Sleep (2005), the 2007 Gerald D. Aurbach Award of the Endocrine Society and the 2007 Outstanding Research Award of the Sleep Research Society.
She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, and an Associate Editor of the journal Sleep. She is the author of nearly 250 publications.