May 10, 2016

Huffington BookCOLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is hosting a community event featuring author and speaker Arianna Huffington at noon on May 13 at the Ohio Union, 1730 N. High Street. Tickets are $50 each, and include lunch and a copy of her latest book, The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life One Night at a Time. 

Huffington is the president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group and author the No. 1 New York Times bestseller Thrive. Her newest book centers on her belief that people are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis that has profound implications for mental and physical health. Concentration, coordination, memory and mood suffer without proper rest. Studies have shown that sleeping less than seven or eight hours a night has been linked to cognitive decline, memory loss and possibly even Alzheimer’s disease. Huffington will discuss how changing our relationship with sleep can improve our mood, memory, pain sensitivity and other cognitive functions. 

Media representatives are asked to contact Media Relations at 614-293-3737 to make arrangements to cover this event. Parking is available in the Ohio Union South Garage.

Earlier that day, Huffington will be a keynote speaker at the inaugural Global Brain Health and Performance Summit presented by Ohio State Wexner Medical Center’s Neurological Institute on May 11-13 at the Ohio Union. 

The summit will feature prominent scientists, military researchers and athletes discussing the “Sense, Assess, Augment” framework that seeks to increase functionality by determining a subject’s cognitive state, evaluating performance, providing critical information for commanders and coaches, and then making adjustments as necessary. Conference sessions will explore a variety of technologies that measure physiological responses and biomarkers related to brain health and overall readiness, performance optimization and recovery of physical function.

# # #

Media Contact: Eileen Scahill, Medical Center Media Relations, 614-293-3737,