Carolina Smales (Latino Festival Art& Culture Director) joins Yolanda Puyana (Founder of HACIENDA) to talk about the Latino Festival 2017 at channel WBDJ7
For more than a decade, huge crowds of people have gathered at Elmwood Park to celebrate Hispanic heritage at the Roanoke Latino Festival with music, food, dancing, and more.
“It’s always been the opportunity that we the Latino community have to celebrate our heritage,”said Organizer Carolina Smales.
Carolina Smales is the art and culture director for non-profit group Hacienda, who organizes the event each year. She says they want to not only celebrate their culture but also share it.
Several Culture writers from PERSUNALITY contribute to the Latin Corner of the Colors VA magazine. Check out this article “Holding on to my heritage” by Carolina Smales, describing her journey as an immigrant while celebrating her Hispanic roots
Treatment of OSA with CPAP Is Associated with Improvement in PTSD Symptoms among Veterans.
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is common among veterans of the military, with sleep disturbance as a hallmark manifestation. A growing body of research has suggested a link between obstructive sleep apnea and PTSD, potentially due to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) related sleep disruption, or via other mechanisms. We examined the hypothesis that treatment of OSA with positive airway pressure would reduce PTSD symptoms over 6 months.
Other contributions to the development or execution of research studies
Evidence-Based Design Meets Evidence-Based Medicine: The Sound Sleep Study
National healthcare quality surveys have found that noise in hospitals is an urgent oncern. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the impact of hospital noise on all stages of human sleep by developing sleep arousal probability threshold curves for specific hospital-based sounds.
Carolina Smales was part of the Medical Chronobiology Program (MCP) at Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Harvard Medical School has a long and distinguished history in basic research in the fields of sleep and circadian rhythms and is home to advanced programs of both clinical care and patient-oriented research on the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.
Review some of Carolina’s publications during her work at the MCP :