The Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) recently announced that Mariana Figueiro, PhD has been appointed to lead two new programs focused on aging and on sleep and circadian research.

Figueiro, who is recognized and highly respected in the field of lighting and health as a professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and director of the Lighting Research Center, will take on her new roles at Rutgers as director of the new Center for Healthy Aging at the Institute for Health and chief of the new Division of Sleep and Circadian Medicine in the RWJMS Department of Medicine as of September 1, 2020.

The new center seeks to catalyze innovative research and synergistic collaborations between experts, clinicians, caregivers, patients, the lighting industry, and others to develop evidence-based care strategies that will improve the lives of older adults. The center will also bring together experts in sleep and circadian rhythms from across Rutgers.

Congratulations, Mariana!