What do we spend a third of our lives doing, even though nobody really knows why? Sleeping! In honor of National Sleep Awareness Week, let's take a moment to learn about the importance of sleep, how to tell if you're getting enough, and what you can do if you're not.
Even though so much time is spent doing it, no one really knows why animals evolved to need sleep. In fact, it seems almost anti-evolutionary for an animal to need to be unconscious for so long. Nonetheless, sleep is one of the most ubiquitous behaviors in Nature, so it's probably pretty important. There are plenty of theories, and some interesting new research, but no definitive answers yet.
The Ehrman Medical Library sustained considerable damage to its physical facility and IT infrastructure from Hurricane Sandy. We lost most of our staff work areas, our student study space, and almost all of the onsite print collection, to floodwaters. The area is still inaccessible and as such the Ehrman Medical Library remains closed until further notice.
Local and remote access is functioning as normal.
NYUHSL is pleased to announce that the work of one of its own staff members, Jose Dessources, has been featured in the NYULMC Employee Recognition Program's "Cultural Diversity" photography exhibition. We congratulate Jose on his achievement and invite all of our friends to check out his photographs and many more by talented employees from all corners of the Medical Center community. The photos are on display in the MSB Gallery (adjacent to the Smilow Research Center) through the end of December.