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Troy, N.Y. -  9/12/2014

Mariana Figueiro Invited to Present at Mount Sinai Grand Rounds

Rensselaer Professor Mariana Figueiro, Light and Health Program Director at the Lighting Research Center, has been invited by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital to present at their Grand Rounds on September 30, 2014, in New York, NY. She has also been invited to present at Grand Rounds the following day at Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals. Figueiro will compare and contrast lighting characteristics affecting the visual and circadian systems of older adults, provide field data on the effects of a tailored lighting intervention on sleep and behavior in patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD), and discuss techniques to effectively deliver light therapy to ADRD patients.

Grand Rounds is a series of presentations designed to inform teaching faculty, staff and students about emerging issues and highlight best practices in medical education.

For more information, visit http://www.mountsinai.org.

About the Lighting Research Center
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the world's leading center for lighting research and education. Established in 1988 by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the LRC conducts research in light and human health, transportation lighting and safety, solid-state lighting, energy efficiency, and plant health. LRC lighting scientists with multidisciplinary expertise in research, technology, design, and human factors, collaborate with a global network of leading manufacturers and government agencies, developing innovative lighting solutions for projects that range from the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to U.S. Navy submarines to hospital neonatal intensive-care units. In 1990, the LRC became the first university research center to offer graduate degrees in lighting and today, offers a M.S. in lighting and a Ph.D. to educate future leaders in lighting. Learn more at www.lrc.rpi.edu.

About Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is America's first technological research university. Rensselaer encompasses five schools, 32 research centers, more than 145 academic programs, and a dynamic community made up of more than 7,900 students and more than 100,000 living alumni. Rensselaer faculty and alumni include more than 145 National Academy members, six members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, six National Medal of Technology winners, five National Medal of Science winners, and a Nobel Prize winner in Physics. With nearly 200 years of experience advancing scientific and technological knowledge, Rensselaer remains focused on addressing global challenges with a spirit of ingenuity and collaboration.