Highlights from our lecture:
In June 2016, the Dr. Herman H. Stone Memorial Lecture, “Sleep: Are you getting enough and how is it affecting your life,” was held at California Baptist Unversity's Innovators Auditorium in Riverside, California.
Our speakers, Lauren Whitehurst and Negin Sattari, BS, PhD, addressed approximately 100 guests at our lecture.
Lauren Whitehurst is a 3rd year graduate student in the Sleep and Cognition Lab at the University of California, Riverside. She received a B.S. in Psychology and an M.A. in Experimental Psychology from James Madison University in 2011 and 2013, respectively.
Lauren’s research interests broadly entail exploring processes during sleep that are important for health and cognitive function. Her research explores the communication between the brain and the body during sleep and how these connections relate to health and memory outcomes. Additionally, Lauren is interested in investigating commonly used off-label medications that have been implicated in cognitive enhancement (Adderall, Ritalin) and their interaction with sleep and their long-term effects on memory consolidation and health. A list of Lauren’s peer-reviewed manuscripts and abstracts can be found at: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=fpnwensAAAAJ&hl=en
Negin Sattari, BS, PhD is a 1st year graduate student in Cognitive Psychology at the University of California, Riverside (UCR).
She received her B.S. in Computer Science in Iran in 2006. She has over two years of experience in software programming. She also worked as the director of international relations in a trading firm for 1 year in Iran. She moved to the United States to pursue her education in 2012. She worked as a volunteer in the Cognitive Science department of UC Merced for over a year in 2013. In 2014, she joined the UCR Sleep and Cognition (SaC) Lab as a lab manager. Later, in 2015, Negin continued her research in the SaC lab as a PhD student. Her research interests include the role of sleep in memory consolidation in humans. Specifically, she wants to understand the different roles of sleep on the interaction of memory and hormones between younger and older individuals. She is also interested in memory reactivation during sleep to see how memory can be enhanced by sleep.
Herman Hull Stone was born on an Illinois farm in 1915. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1941. Upon graduation, he was commissioned into the Army Medical Corps Reserve.
After serving in the Air Force, Dr. Stone joined the Riverside Medical Clinic in 1950. He became the 14th physician of record in a group practice that grew significantly over the years. He served as chairman of Riverside Medical Clinic and president of the Riverside County Medical Association. He also served two terms as Trustee of California Blue Shield, 25 years as a delegate to the California Medical Association, and 12 years in the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association.
Before retiring in January 1991, Dr. Stone had practiced medicine in Riverside for 41 years. Near the end of his career, he had a dream of opening a medical library where Riverside Medical Clinic patients and the community-at-large could go to find answers about their own health and medical questions. In 1992, the Patients' Information Library, later re-named the Dr. Herman H. Stone Medical Library, was open to the public, with Dr. Stone serving as the Library's Director. Until late 2004, Dr. Stone volunteered in the Medical Library on a regular bi-weekly basis.
Dr. Stone was married to his wife, Marie, for 65 years. They had two children, Richard and Patricia, and four grandchildren at the time of his passing in April 2006.