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    Thank you for joining us today. Our webcast will begin in a few minutes.

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    We have begun

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    Again, thank you for joining us today. We are delighted to have with us today Arianna Huffington, Mark Rosekind, Jay Winsten, and Charles Czeisler. And our thanks to Richard Knox for moderating.

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    This PSA is from the #TakeABreakToStayAwake campaign from the Huffington Post

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    You can learn more about the campaign at huffpost.com/DrowsyDriving

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    This event is in collaboration with The Huffington Post.

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    Sleep deprivation is the new smoking — need a cultural shift, says Huffington. Adequate sleep is a productivity tool.

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    Arianna Huffington has authored a new book, The Sleep Revolution. More info about the book is here: http://ariannahuffington.com/books/the-sleep-revolution-hc. She has been engaged in a college tour to raise awareness about concerns about sleep deprivation. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/the-sleep-revolution-college-tour_b_9515194.html

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    Charles Czeisler heads a division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital that researches sleep science: http://www.brighamandwomens.org/Departments_and_Services/medicine/services/sleepmedicine/default.aspx

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    More about the research regarding the risk that truck drivers face is here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/congress-made-trucking-deadlier_us_56fd6f92e4b0a06d58052ee8?gka3m4mxrm8wipb9

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    We will have a brief Q&A towards the end of this event. If you have a question for the panelists, post them here or email them to theforum@hsph.harvard,edu

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    Information from NHTSA about drowsy driving, including a research plan: http://www.nhtsa.gov/Driving+Safety/Drowsy+Driving

  • Allison Edwards, MD

    Do self-driving cars create more safety in sleep-deficient driving? Or do you anticipate they’ll exacerbate it?

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      Thanks so much Allison. We plan to talk about driverless cars and other technologies in a few minutes, so your question is prescient. Thanks for sharing!

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    Jay Winsten was pioneering in introducing the concept of the designated driver in the U.S. He heads a center for health communication at our school: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/chc/

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    Post your questions for the panelists here or email to theforum@hsph.harvard.edu.

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    This clip is courtesy of Huffington Post.

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    This video will be available on demand tomorrow. We will post the video on this site.

  • Allison Edwards, MD

    Does reliable, easy-to-access public transportation have a role in this discussion?

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      Great question. I’ve passed it along.

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    We are in a crisis mode, says Mark Rosekind — need to take steps now (education, policy, research, strategies) as well as look at long term strategy

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    Quick reminder that we will post this video on demand on this site, as well as on YouTube and iTunesU. We also will post the audio on this site, SoundCloud, and iTunesU.

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    We will be wrapping up soon. Thank you all again for joining us today.

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    We thank you all again for joining us today. We also thank our terrific panelists and our moderator, Richard Knox. And The Huffington Post.

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    Quick reminder that you can learn more about The Huffington Post’s drowsy driving campaign at https://www.change.org/p/take-the-pledge-to-not-drive-drowsy-takeabreaktostayawake

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    Our event has ended. Thanks again!