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.

2009 YIRF Young Investigators and Faculty

Rohit Budhiraja, MD University of Arizona
Ting-hsu Chen, MD Boston University School of Medicine
Susmita Chowdhuri, MD Wayne State University
Danny Eckert, PhD Flinders University
Brian Gehlbach, MD University of Chicago
Jingtao Huang, PhD University of Pennsylvania Children’s Hospital
Shih-Yu Lee, PhD Georgia State University
Brandon Lu, MD Northwestern University
Jennifer Martin, PhD UCLA Department of Medicine
Reena Mehra, MD Cleveland VA Medical Center
Anne Mooney, MD NYU Sleep Disorders Center
Michele Okun, PhD University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Jason Ong, PhD Rush University Medical Center
David Plante, MD Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Melanie Pogach, MD Harvard Medical School
Tracy Rupp, PhD Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
Abdul Ghani Sankri-Tarbichi, MD, PhD, MS Wayne State University
Graciela Silva, MD Arizona State University
Margaret Souders, PhD Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Mihaela Teodorescu, MD University of Wisconsin
Richard Berry, MD (Chair) University of Florida
M. Safwan Badr, MD Harper Hospital
Mary Carskadon, PhD Brown University
Clete Kushida, MD, PhD, RPSGT Stanford University
Susan Redline, MD Case Western Reserve University
Sairam Parthasarathy, MD University of Arizona
Steven Shea, PhD Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Phyllis Zee, MD, PhD Northwestern University

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 2009 Program