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Sleep Disorders Research

Current research in our sleep laboratory consists of studies on anticonvulsant drugs on the structure of sleep, and effects of a sleep agent on sleep in patients with epilepsy.

Research Overview

Dr. Bazil's research interests include the pharmacology of sleep disorders and the impact of sleep disorders on neurological diseases, besides clinical care of patients with sleep disorders and epilepsy. 

Dr. Westwood has a strong interest in behavioral neurology with a particular interest in the relationship of sleep and neurodegenerative disorders. During medical school he worked with Dr. Goedert and Dr. Spillantini at Cambridge University, using an animal model of frontotemporal dementia. Dr. Westwood went on to work on the relationship of anxiety in aphasia with Dr. Martin Albert, Director of the Harold Goodglass Aphasia Research Center, and Dr. Cahana-Amitay. He has undertaken projects in neuroepidemiology in the Framingham Heart Study under the mentorship of Dr. Sudha Seshadri. These have included the relationship of insulin-like growth factor-1 and Alzheimer's disease, as well as sleep duration and development of dementia. In addition to clinical research, Dr. Westwood also has a strong interest in clinical teaching.

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