The AASM Foundation is honored to congratulate Dr. Reena Mehra, current AASM Foundation grant recipient and Young Investigators Research Forum faculty member. She was recently recognized by the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement (WAM) at the Cleveland Clinic, a non-profit organization founded by Maria Shriver.

The purpose of the WAM Research Award is to accelerate research to expedite new diagnostics and treatments for Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases in women.

Reena Mehra, MD, MS, received the AASM Foundation Bridge to Success Grant for Mid-Career/Senior Investigators in the amount of $100,000. This grant helps independent investigators stay in the field of sleep and circadian research by providing bridge funding while re-applying for research support.

Considerable evidence suggests that insufficient or poor sleep may contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s Disease. The focus of Dr. Mehra’s latest research is how sleep apnea and other disorders may place women at risk for faster progression of cognitive decline over time.

Dr. Mehra states, “I am tremendously grateful for this Women’s Alzheimer Movement Research Award with sincere gratitude to the incredibly inspiring Maria Shriver and her team for their steadfast, tour de force advocacy in this incredibly important area.”

We wish Dr. Mehra all the best in her continued research on such an important topic within sleep health!