Marquam Hill Lecture: The 24-hour clock and human health, Steven Shea, Mar. 17

The 2016 Marquam Hill Lecture Series continues this month with OHSU’s Steven Shea, Ph.D., presenting, “The 24 hour clock and human health.”

Marquam Hill Lecture
Thursday, Mar. 17
7 p.m.
OHSU Auditorium

About the lecture
Did you know heart attacks occur most frequently in the morning? And asthma is generally worst at night? What’s behind this connection between the 24-hour clock and the body clock? Steven Shea, Ph.D., director and senior scientist at the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, seeks to uncover why the severity of many diseases varies across the 24-hour period. If scientists can understand the biological basis behind these changes, it may provide insight into the underlying cause of the disease and could lead to better therapy.

Shea’s research also includes studies of sleep and circadian rhythms as they relate to accidents and the overall health of shift workers and people suffering from sleep disorders.

Attend this lecture to learn more about the fascinating interplay between being asleep, being awake and being healthy.

Lectures are free and open to the public, but seating is limited and reservations are requested. Register today.


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  1. Yikes, sounds terrifying. Are there any way to see these lectures after they’ve occurred or for non-students to see them?

  2. Yes! Recordings of past Marquam Hill lectures are available here.

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