Young Investigators Research Forum
Application cycle for YIRF 2020 opens September 2019*
|Scheduled Issue Date:||September, 2019*|
|Scheduled Application Due Date:||November, 2019*|
|Scheduled Award Selection Notification:||January 2020*|
|Scheduled YIRF 2020 Date:||April 1-3 2020*|
The 3-day research forum is designed to aid the career development of promising young investigators in clinical and translational sleep medicine research. Successful applicants will be selected based on past research productivity and future promise in sleep medicine research. Travel and lodging will be coordinated and paid by the AASM Foundation for selected applicants.
*Exact dates will be finalized when the request for applications is issued. All dates are subject to change by the AASM Foundation Board of Directors.
This research retreat is aimed at providing guidance, tactics, and strategies to better position young investigators for a successful career in clinical sleep research. The aims are to:
- Foster the pursuit of clinical research in sleep medicine by junior faculty and fellows training in sleep medicine
- Disseminate vital information required for pursuing a career in research
- Serve as a primer for obtaining grant funding
- Provide an opportunity to network and establish extramural research mentorship
The YIRF will provide an opportunity for collegial interaction with other young investigators and established senior investigators across the broad spectrum of clinical sleep research, as well as with National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientific and program officers.
Upon completion of the YIRF, young investigators will be able to:
- Understand how to build a successful career in sleep research, including how to effectively write specific aims, foster collaborations and develop mentorship relationships
- Understand the policies and various mechanisms for sleep research funding
- Gain insight on the grant peer review structure and process
- Further develop specific aims for a grant proposal
- Early-career researchers (residents, clinical fellows, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty) at U.S.-based institutions who are actively engaged and planning to continue a career in clinical or translational sleep medicine research.
- Physicians (MD or DO) or researchers (PhD or other similar doctoral degree).
- Must members of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and/or Sleep Research Society.
The YIRF is a 3-day event and consists of didactic presentations, workshops, and small group sessions covering study design, presentation skills, grantsmanship, a mock grant review, and the mentor-mentee relationship. As active participants, young investigators will have the opportunity to present their current research, provide feedback on each other’s research proposals and review a grant.
Below, you’ll find a draft agenda based on the 2018 YIRF. The agenda will be similar but is subject to change slightly as we determine the most valuable topics for the research forum.
Travel and lodging expenses will be paid by the AASM Foundation for up to a maximum of $1,200 dollars per young investigator. Selected applicants will be provided detailed information for booking flights and reserving lodging accommodations.
2018 YIRF Young Investigators and Faculty
|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|
|Aaron Laposky, PhD||National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute|
|Beth Malow, MD||Vanderbilt University|
|Rachel Manber, PhD||Stanford University|
|Jennifer Martin, PhD||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Jason Ong, PhD||Northwestern University|
|Sai Parthasarathy, MD||University of Arizona|
|Michael Twery, PhD||National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute|