The AASM Foundation congratulates the 32 junior researchers awarded a scholarship to attend the Young Investigators Research Forum on April 1-3, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland. This unique sleep research educational event is a conduit in developing the clinical and translational sleep research careers of these trainees and provides them with an opportunity to interact with senior sleep investigators, peers and National Institutes of Health program officers.

Young Investigators Research Forum 2020 Trainees

Scholarships Funded by the AASM Foundation

Andrey Andreev, PhD
California Institute of Technology

Marvi Bikak, MD
Rush University

Oren Cohen, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Bhavim Desai, MD
Sleep Health MD

Maya Elias, PhD, RN
University of Miami

Stacey Elkhatib Smidt, MD
Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania

Allison Gaffey, PhD
Yale School of Medicine

Syed Moin Hassan, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Massachusetts General Hospital

Toshihiro Imamura, MD
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Melissa Jones, MD
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine

Jill Kaar, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Ellen Lee, MD
University of California San Diego

Naina Limbekar, MD, MPH
Brigham and Women’s Hospital & Massachusetts General Hospital

Brian Locke, MD
University of Utah

Maristella Lucchini, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center

Diego Mazzotti, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

Sara Mithani, RN, BSN, PhDc.
University of Illinois at Chicago and National Institutes of Nursing Research

Kevin Motz, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Neetu Nair, PhD
University of Missouri Hospital

Cinthya Pena Orbea, MD
Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Anita Peoples, PhD, MPH
Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah

Weston Powell MD, PhD
Seattle Children’s Hospital/University of Washington

Kristina Puzino, PhD
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

April Rogers, MD, MPH, MBA
St. John’s University

Alicia Roth, PhD
Cleveland Clinic

Thomas Tolbert, MD
Mount Sinai Hospital

Lauren Whitehust, PhD
University of California, San Francisco


Scholarships Funded by the SRS Foundation

Tony Cunningham, PhD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

Kristin Hoddy, PhD
Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Mairead Moloney, PhD
University of Kentucky

Katrina Speed, PhD
Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention

Caitlan Tighe, PhD
Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System

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