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.

2014 YIRF Young Investigators and Faculty

Adam Bramoweth, PhD VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Andrew Varga, MD, PhD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Barry Fields, MD University of Pennsylvania
Carmela Alcantara, PhD Columbia University Medical Center
Christopher Morris, PhD Harvard University
Erin Koffel, PhD Minneapolis VA Medical Center
Florian Merkle, PhD Harvard University
Jaqueline Fairley, PhD Georgia Tech Research institute
Jason Gerstner, PhD University of Pennsylvania
Jessica Levenson, PhD University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Jonathan Jun, MD Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Kristine Wilckens, PhD University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Madalina Macrea, MD, PhD Salem VA Medical Center
Matthew Cribbet, PhD University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Megan Ruiter Petrov, PhD Arizona State University
Michael Calik, PhD University of Illinois at Chicago
Pedro Genta, MD, PhD Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Philippe Jaoude, MD State University of New York at Buffalo
Victoria Pak, PhD University of Pennsylvania
Vivek Pillai, PhD Henry Ford Hospital
Sanjay Patel, MD (Chair) Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Daniel Buysse, MD University of Pittsburgh
Christopher O’Donnell, PhD University of Pittsburgh
Ruth O’Hara, PhD Stanford University
Judy Owens, MD GWU School of Medicine
Sai Parthasarathy, MD University of Arizona
Kathleen Sarmiento, MD VA San Francisco Health Care System
Ken Wright, PhD University of Colorado-Boulder

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 2014 Program