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Brain Cleansing Technology: Better Sleep For A Better Tomorrow‪?‬ What's work got to do with it?

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Dr. Miranda Lim is a neurologist with board certification in Sleep Medicine. She is an Associate Professor in Neurology with secondary appointments in Behavioral Neuroscience and Medicine in the OHSU School of Medicine, as well as an Affiliate faculty for our Institute, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences. Miranda also has a joint appointment as a Staff Physician and Research Investigator at the Veterans Affairs Portland Health Care System.

Dr. Lim’s research program, Sleep & Health Applied Research Program (SHARP), focuses on understanding the function of sleep in neurological disorders across the lifespan. Some examples include autism spectrum disorder, traumatic brain injury (TBI), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and aging/neurodegenerative disease. As a translational neuroscientist, her research program is known for its bidirectional, translational research spanning preclinical (rodent) and human studies. Methods used include conducting sleep studies (such as sleep manipulations and sleep interventions), quantitative analyses of sleep, implementing non-obtrusive long-term wearables (e.g., actigraphy, mattress sensors), and using machine learning to quantify sleep.

Over the years, Miranda’s research has been published in high-impact journals Nature, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Science Translational Medicine, and Science Advances, as well as support from many federal and foundation sources, such as the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, American Sleep Foundation, Center for Aging and Technology, Portland VA Research Foundation, and more!

Learn more about Dr. Lim's research:

Dr. Lim's Research featured on GeekWire: https://www.geekwire.com/2021/neurosciences-startup-gets-defense-dept-funds-test-headband-improve-sleep-clean-brain

OPB: https://www.opb.org/article/2022/06/01/the-science-of-sleep-pacific-northwest-researchers-explore-secrets-of-a-good-nights-rest

OHSU News: Physician-scientist focuses on a good night’s sleep https://news.ohsu.edu/2019/05/13/ohsu-physician-scientist-focuses-on-a-good-nights-sleep

OHSU News: Rare sleep disorder common among veterans with PTSD
https://news.ohsu.edu/2019/10/10/rare-sleep-disorder-common-among-veterans-with-ptsd

VA Career Development Awardee Profiles, Miranda Lim, M.D., Ph.D.
https://www.research.va.gov/about/awards/cda/default.cfm

A Local Neurologist Thinks a Baby’s Dream State May Affect Their Adult Life
https://www.pdxmonthly.com/health-and-wellness/2019/12/a-local-neurologist-thinks-a-baby-s-dream-state-may-affect-their-adult-life

OHSU doctor says we’re starved for sleep but hope isn’t lost
https://www.columbian.com/news/2021/jan/10/ohsu-doctor-says-were-starved-for-sleep-but-hope-isnt-lost

VA Blog: Studying sleep problems that affect Veterans
https://blogs.va.gov/VAntage/84912/studying-sleep-problems-affect-veterans

Save-the-date for Oregon Healthy Workforce Center's 2022 Summer Institute on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 on "Total Worker Health® approaches in industry and academia: Key elements and implementation." Learn more here: https://www.ohsu.edu/oregon-healthy-workforce-center/summer-institute-occupational-health-psychology-total-worker


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Episode information:
What's Work Got to Do With Brain Cleansing Technology?

Guest: Dr. Miranda Lim, M.D., Ph.D.
Hosted and Edited by: Helen Schuckers, MPH
Produced by: Helen Schuckers, MPH and Anjali Rameshbabu, PhD
Music by: Sam Greenspan, MPH

Connect with us Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and Oregon Healthy Workforce Center on social media:
Twitter: twitter.com/OHSUOccHealth
Facebook: www.facebook.com/occhealthsci.ohsu
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/occhealthsci
Blog: blogs.ohsu.edu/occupational-health-sciences

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Dr. Miranda Lim is a neurologist with board certification in Sleep Medicine. She is an Associate Professor in Neurology with secondary appointments in Behavioral Neuroscience and Medicine in the OHSU School of Medicine, as well as an Affiliate faculty for our Institute, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences. Miranda also has a joint appointment as a Staff Physician and Research Investigator at the Veterans Affairs Portland Health Care System.

Dr. Lim’s research program, Sleep & Health Applied Research Program (SHARP), focuses on understanding the function of sleep in neurological disorders across the lifespan. Some examples include autism spectrum disorder, traumatic brain injury (TBI), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and aging/neurodegenerative disease. As a translational neuroscientist, her research program is known for its bidirectional, translational research spanning preclinical (rodent) and human studies. Methods used include conducting sleep studies (such as sleep manipulations and sleep interventions), quantitative analyses of sleep, implementing non-obtrusive long-term wearables (e.g., actigraphy, mattress sensors), and using machine learning to quantify sleep.

Over the years, Miranda’s research has been published in high-impact journals Nature, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Science Translational Medicine, and Science Advances, as well as support from many federal and foundation sources, such as the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, American Sleep Foundation, Center for Aging and Technology, Portland VA Research Foundation, and more!

Learn more about Dr. Lim's research:

Dr. Lim's Research featured on GeekWire: https://www.geekwire.com/2021/neurosciences-startup-gets-defense-dept-funds-test-headband-improve-sleep-clean-brain

OPB: https://www.opb.org/article/2022/06/01/the-science-of-sleep-pacific-northwest-researchers-explore-secrets-of-a-good-nights-rest

OHSU News: Physician-scientist focuses on a good night’s sleep https://news.ohsu.edu/2019/05/13/ohsu-physician-scientist-focuses-on-a-good-nights-sleep

OHSU News: Rare sleep disorder common among veterans with PTSD
https://news.ohsu.edu/2019/10/10/rare-sleep-disorder-common-among-veterans-with-ptsd

VA Career Development Awardee Profiles, Miranda Lim, M.D., Ph.D.
https://www.research.va.gov/about/awards/cda/default.cfm

A Local Neurologist Thinks a Baby’s Dream State May Affect Their Adult Life
https://www.pdxmonthly.com/health-and-wellness/2019/12/a-local-neurologist-thinks-a-baby-s-dream-state-may-affect-their-adult-life

OHSU doctor says we’re starved for sleep but hope isn’t lost
https://www.columbian.com/news/2021/jan/10/ohsu-doctor-says-were-starved-for-sleep-but-hope-isnt-lost

VA Blog: Studying sleep problems that affect Veterans
https://blogs.va.gov/VAntage/84912/studying-sleep-problems-affect-veterans

Save-the-date for Oregon Healthy Workforce Center's 2022 Summer Institute on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 on "Total Worker Health® approaches in industry and academia: Key elements and implementation." Learn more here: https://www.ohsu.edu/oregon-healthy-workforce-center/summer-institute-occupational-health-psychology-total-worker


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Episode information:
What's Work Got to Do With Brain Cleansing Technology?

Guest: Dr. Miranda Lim, M.D., Ph.D.
Hosted and Edited by: Helen Schuckers, MPH
Produced by: Helen Schuckers, MPH and Anjali Rameshbabu, PhD
Music by: Sam Greenspan, MPH

Connect with us Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and Oregon Healthy Workforce Center on social media:
Twitter: twitter.com/OHSUOccHealth
Facebook: www.facebook.com/occhealthsci.ohsu
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/occhealthsci
Blog: blogs.ohsu.edu/occupational-health-sciences

Community feedback is important to us. If you love our podcast and want to further support our podcast, please consider leaving us a 5-star review. Thank you!

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