Category: In the News

March 6, 2019: SBM Citation Award Abstract Recipient: Dr. Phil Chow

Congratulations to Dr. Philip Chow, whose submission entitled "Mobile Distress Screening in Cancer Patients" for the Society of Behavioral Medicine 4oth Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions has been chosen by…

February 11, 2019: Innovator of the Year: Dr. Lee Ritterband

The highest honor bestowed on University of Virginia innovators, the Edlich-Henderson Innovator of the Year award recognizes an individual or team each year whose research discovery is making a major…

November 19, 2018: Menopause brings additional complications to sleep disturbances

Women’s sleep in midlife can be influenced by general aging and menopause — often at the same time — but health care providers can learn to spot differences to more…

November 14, 2018: University researchers investigate relationship between poor sleep and cognitive decline

Could a good night’s sleep help to prevent future cognitive decline in older adults? A professor at the University hopes to find out if individuals with mild cognitive impairment could…

October 5, 2018: Online CBT May Improve Daytime Effects of Insomnia

Adding digital cognitive-behavioral therapy (dCBT) to treatment as usual for insomnia disorder, compared with sleep hygiene education alone, can significantly improve multiple daytime effects from poor sleep, including moodiness and…

October 4, 2018: Southwest Virginia Residents Sought to Direct Region’s Battle Against Cancer

A new University of Virginia Cancer Center initiative will empower Southwest Virginia residents to lead projects to better detect and prevent cancer in the region. The effort has earned $244,589…

Some Apps May Help Curb Insomnia, Others Just Put You To Sleep

Paige Thesing has struggled with insomnia since high school. "It takes me a really long time to fall asleep — about four hours," she says. For years, her mornings were…

Clinical Challenges: Delivering CBT to the Sleepless

Few people escape the occasional restless night of tossing and turning, followed by the inevitable crushing fatigue the following day. But for the as many as one in 10 adults…

Bedtime: A Boon For The Aging Brain?

Could teaching individuals with mild cognitive decline how to sleep better actually stave off their descent into dementia? That’s Meghan Mattos’ focus. And with support from a $300,000 Translational Health…

What Lies Ahead for the Treatment of Insomnia (Theravive)

Although CBTi is a promising long-term solution because patients can practice the skills on their own, there is a limit to the number of professionals that are certified to deliver…