Newswise — Please consider the following researcher for in-person interviews at the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies in Denver, June 11 – 15.

Neuroscientist Dr. Paul Macey, an associate professor in UCLA’s School of Nursing, is a leading researcher on the relationship between the brain and physical and psychological stresses in people with obstructive sleep apnea. He uses MRI scanning in laboratories, and mobile health technology in people's homes, to test the effectiveness of physical and psychological interventions in sleep apnea, including the standard Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) treatment and blood pressure reduction using drugs or mindfulness. His ultimate goal is to help patients treat their full range of symptoms.

Dr. Macey will be speaking on “Reduced Gray Matter Volume in Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea” (Abstract #0300) on Wednesday, June 15 at 3 p.m.Additionally, he has three poster presentations. The research abstracts were published recently in an online supplement of the journal Sleep.

• Abstract #0307 “White Matter tract alterations associated with sleep apnea severity in obstructive sleep apnea”

• Abstract #0308 “Hippocampal Sub-regional Volume difference in obstructive sleep apnea”

• Abstract #0314 “Altered Insular Organization in Obstructive Sleep Apnea during the Valsalva Maneuver”

Dr. Macey will be at the conference from June 12 – 15. He can be reached on his cell at 310-775-5529 or contact Laura Perry, communications director for the UCLA School of Nursing.

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