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.

2018 YIRF Young Investigators

Omavi Bailey, MD, MPH
University of Arizona

Sarah Ballou, PhD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Anuja Bandyopadhyay, MBBS
Indiana University School of Medicine

Priya Borker, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Sergio Cananzi, PhD
Louisiana State University Health Science Center

Cecilia Castro-Diehl, MD, DrPH
Boston University

Diana Chirinos, PhD
Northwestern University

Jonathan Elliott, PhD
University of Portland

Danielle Goldfarb, MD
Brown University Alpert Medical School

Jennifer Goldschmied, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

Sasikanth Gorantla, MBBS
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria

Elias Karroum , MD, PhD
George Washington University School of Medicine

Lynn Kataria, MD
George Washington University School of Medicine

Ilia Kritikou, MD
University of Pennsylvania

Vaishnavi Kundel, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Younghoon Kwon, MD
University of Virginia

Dominique Low, MD
Johns Hopkins University

Jennifer Marsella, MD
University of Rochester

Saif Mashaqi, MBBS
University of North Dakota

Katherine Miller, PhD
VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Brienne Miner, MD
Yale University

Christopher Schmickl, MD, PhD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Aarti Shakkottai, MD
University of Michigan

Danica Slavish, PhD
University of North Texas

Christine Spadola, PhD
Harvard University

Allison Wilkerson, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina

Lynn Marie Trotti, MD (Chair) Emory University
Alberto Ramos, MD (Vice Chair) University of Miami
M. Safwan Badr, MD Wayne State University
Ruth Benca, MD, PhD University of California, Irvine
Martica Hall, PhD University of Pittsburgh
Beth Malow, MD Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Rachel Manber, PhD Stanford University
Jennifer Martin, PhD University of California, Los Angeles
Christopher O’Donnell, PhD University of Pittsburgh
Jason Ong, PhD Northwestern University
Sai Parthasarathy, MD University of Arizona

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 2018 Program