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January 16, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Leake Community Room
250 First St
Woodland, CA 95695
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Science and Society Discussion Series: Staying Healthy by Understanding Your Body Clock

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Professor Chiu will discuss how this internal clock, termed the circadian clock, affects many important aspects of our lives, including the timing of when we feel tired and want to go to bed, the time-of-day our immune systems are most susceptible to pathogen attack, and even when medicines should be taken to give you “the most bang for your buck”. In addition, she will discuss the health consequences of when the circadian clock is “broken” or “off-kilter” because of work-schedule, jetlag, and light pollution. The Science & Society sessions provide opportunities for the public and those engaged in research and policymaking to share ideas and concerns. We hope such public discussions will become models for polite and meaningful engagement of participants with differing points of view and that they will increase understanding of the issues and contribute to more informed development of future public policies. All are welcome to attend.