Young Investigators Research Forum

This career-building research retreat brings together early career investigators and renowned sleep investigators. The research forum provides guidance, tactics and strategies to better position early career investigators for a successful career in research.

2016 YIRF Young Investigators and Faculty

Elaine Boland, PhD University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Wai Sze Chan, PhD Dartmouth
Joseph Cheung, MD, MS Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine
Naima Covassin, PhD Mayo Clinic
Galit Levi Dunietz, MA, MPH, PhD University of Michigan Sleep Disorders Center
Brian Gonzalez, PhD Rutgers Cancer Institute
Erin Holcomb, PhD TIRR Memorial
Sarah Honaker, PhD, CBSM Indiana University
James Hungerford, MD University of Tennessee Health and Science Center
David Ingram, MD Children’s Mercy Hospital
Dayna Johnson, PhD, MPH, MSW, MS Emory University
Amanda McBean, PhD Stanford School of Medicine
Mary Beth Miller, PhD Brown University
Jennifer Molano, MD University of Cincinnati
Ariel Neikrug, PhD University of Utah
Hanna Maria Ollila, PhD Stanford University School of Medicine
Amee Patel, DO Texas Children’s Hospital
Emily Ricketts, PhD University of California – Los Angeles
Rebecca Robbins, PhD NYU School of Medicine
Sara Rostanski, MD Columbia University
Corey Rynders, PhD University of Colorado School of Medicine
Logan Schneider, MD Stanford University
Stacey Simon, PhD Children’s Hospital Colorado
Guido Simonelli, MD Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
Justin Thomas, PhD University of Alabama
Saurabh Thosar, PhD Oregon Institute
Alyssa Todaro Brooks, PhD National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Arlener Turner, PhD Rush University
Ying Zhao, MD, FRCPC Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Eric Zhou, PhD Harvard Medical School
Katherine Sharkey, MD, PhD (Chair) Brown University
Lynn Marie Trotti, MD (Vice Chair) Emory University
Daniel Buysse, MD University of Pittsburgh
Girardin Jean-Louis, PhD NYU Langone
Christopher O’Donnell, PhD University of Pittsburgh
Sai Parthasarathy, MD University of Arizona
Susan Redline, MD Harvard University
Ronald Szymusiak, PhD UCLA

The Young Investigators Research Forum consists of didactic presentations, workshops, and small group sessions covering scientific writing and stewardship, opportunities for funding and collaboration, navigating the academic environment, and networking. As active participants, early career investigators will have the opportunity to present their current research, provide feedback on each other’s research proposals and review a grant.

The Young Investigators Research Forum is held in-person with webinars done prior to and after the 3-day in-person meeting at Bethesda, Maryland. The program is subject to change as plans for the research forum are finalized.

Download 2016 Program