Delivering Sleep Health, Wellness, and Medical Education in the Era of COVID-19: Lessons Learned and Paths to Explore
Who can attend?
- General public
Charlene Gamaldo, medical director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Sleep, and Rachel Salas, associate professor of neurology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, will discuss the importance of sleep, especially in the current COVID-19 climate, for Hopkins at Home, including the culprits of disturbed sleep, signs and symptoms of common sleep disorders, and new strategies attendees can employ now to improve sleep behaviors and practices.
Resources for sleep tips:
- Salas RME. How to Help Your Patients Get Better Sleep, Part 1, June 2018
- Salas RME. How to Help Your Patients Get Better Sleep, Part 2, June 2018
- Salas RME. Reader's Digest. 7 Clear Signs You Might Need Sleep Meds
- Salas RME. Johns Hopkins Health Review. Better Sleep.
- Salas RME. Johns Hopkins Health Review. Just Curious – Does Sleep Position Matter.
- SleepMatters App by: Dr. Gamaldo and Dr. Salas (free)
Dr. Charlene Gamaldo is a professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine with joint appointments in psychiatry, nursing, anesthesiology, and public health, and is the medical director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Sleep. She earned her medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine. After completing her neurology residency at the University of North Carolina Hospital, she became the first neurology clinical sleep research fellow at Johns Hopkins. As a nationally recognized leader in education, Gamaldo has worked on committees with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the American Academy of Neurology. She is a member of the AASM Advisory Panel, Obstructive Sleep Apnea Outcomes Monitoring Tool Committee, has served as chair of the board review course and the sleep apnea screening and assessment task force, member of the scoring manual editorial board, formal spokesperson for the AASM, and remains an active speaker at national courses. For the AAN, she is vice-chair of the joint coordinating council on equity, diversity, inclusion, and disparities, is a member of the board of directors; and has served on the sleep section leadership committee, medical student pipeline committee, undergraduate education subcommittee, and the minority scholars subcommittee. In addition, upon considering the projected shortage of sleep practitioners and the neurology pipeline as a whole, she has developed programs to involve and expose undergraduates, medical students, graduate students, post-docs, and residents, hoping to attract the best and the brightest early on in their career. Along with an inter‐professional Johns Hopkins team, Gamaldo has created educational apps that are being disseminated worldwide. Gamaldo is a certified strengths coach and uses a strengths-based approach in her educational and professional development programs. Dr. Gamado's research interest focuses on the impact of sleep on the manifestation and progression of neurologic diseases. Her activities have relied heavily on the interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaborative model for conducting sleep research using the efforts of a diverse and growing list of collaborators. Gamaldo is a 2020 Johns Hopkins University Provost Fellow.
Dr. Rachel Salas is an associate professor in the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins Medicine with a joint appointment in the School of Nursing. She is the director of the Neurology Clerkship. She earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston where she also completed her internship and residency. After her chief year, she came to Baltimore to complete her two-year sleep medicine fellowship. In 2018, she earned a Master of Medical Education at the Johns Hopkins School of Education. She is the past-chair of the American Academy of Neurology consortium of clerkship directors and the vice-chair of the undergraduate education subcommittee. Salas is an appointed member of the Alliance for Clinical Education. She is also the founder and co-director of the osler apprenticeship program (in Neurology), a medical education research program for senior medical students and the predoc program, a premedical college program. She is invested in an interprofessional approach to learning, focusing on the role of teams comprising individuals from different backgrounds and skillsets to enhance patient care. Salas is a certified strengths coach and uses a strength-based approach and coaching to connect to, support, and develop those involved with her educational mission and in her clinical practice. She is the director of the Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice for the School of Medicine. Nationally, she is a co-director for interprofessional teaming for the High Value Practice Academic Alliance where she works to promote teamwork through a strengths-based approach. Salas is a 2019-21 Josiah Macy Scholar and was also selected as one of the 2019-20 AMA Health Systems Science Scholars, which allowed her to develop, through the mentorship of the program, the pilot health systems science curriculum for the proposal which parallels her Macy project. Last year, Salas teamed up with interprofessional leaders at Johns Hopkins to roll out the Johns Hopkins Graduate Medical Education Distinction Track Program for trainees focused on the health systems science and health humanities pillars of medical education.
Who can attend?
- General public