Spotlight on Research

An Interview with Dr. Stephanie Griggs

Stephanie Griggs, Ph.D., RN is an Assistant Professor in the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University.

Tell us about your sleep research interests.
I am interested in the role of […]

An Interview with Dr. Ariel Williamson

Ariel A. Williamson, PhD, DBSM, (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at […]

An Interview with Dr. Bubu

Omonigho (Michael) Bubu, MD, PhD, MPH, is a physician-scientist that is focused on Alzheimer’s Disease and sleep research among the Black community. He participated in the AASM […]

A Physician Scientist’s Voyage

Dr. Salma I. Patel is a physician-scientist and an AASM Foundation research grant recipient whose passion for sleep medicine research and education is making a difference in […]

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Connecting the Dots Between Sleep and Stroke

Dr. Eric Landsness is a physician scientist and a two-time AASM Foundation research award recipient who is on a quest to identify novel sleep-focused therapies that could enhance sleep and recovery after stroke.

Eric Landsness, MD, […]

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A Quest to Address the Sleep Health of Veterans

Mary Beth Miller, PhD, is a recipient of the 2018 Bridge to Success Award, which led to securing a National Institutes of Health career development award.

Heavy drinking and poor sleep health are commonly reported in […]

Better Together

Three award recipients collaborate to make a larger impact on sleep medicine

Three recipients of the 2017 Strategic Research Award have projects that focus on the role of telemedicine, using the AASM SleepTM platform, in the […]

Jessica Levenson, PhD

2017 Focused Projects Award

Dr. Levenson is a Clinical Psychologist and faculty member within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. She is also affiliated with the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Health […]

Daniel Combs, MD

2016 ABSM Junior Faculty Research Award

Daniel Combs, MD, entered medical school with interest in neurocognitive effects of chronic disease. During a sleep medicine rotation in his pediatric residency at University of Arizona College of Medicine, […]

Renée A. Shellhaas, MD, MS

2015 Strategic Research Award

Renée A. Shellhaas, MD, MS, chose to study the impacts of sleep physiology on newborn infants’ health and development after learning just how relevant complications were for both disabled and otherwise healthy […]

Brendan P. Lucey, MD

2013 Physician Scientist Research Award – Best Science

In 2012, Brendan P. Lucey, MD, transitioned from being on active duty in the United States Air Force to starting a career as a physician-scientist. He landed as […]

Lynn Marie Trotti, MD

2010 Strategic Research Award 

Lynn Marie Trotti, MD, decided to study clarithromycin mostly by chance. A patient with refractory sleepiness was prescribed clarithromycin by her primary care physician for an infection, and subsequently she developed profound […]

Sleeping Children Around the World (2013)

2011 Focused Projects Award – Humanitarian Projects

SCAW’s Debbie Dryden provides this personal update.

“I know who you are – you are the lady who gave me my blankets!”

This simple statement, chirped by a beaming little girl […]

Amy Amara, MD, PhD

2011 Physician Scientist Training Award – Best Science

Throughout medical school and residency, the goal of Amy Amara, MD, PhD, was to become a physician scientist. Receiving a 2011 Physician Scientist Training Award from the American Academy […]

Neomi Shah, MD, MPH

2012 Bridge to K Award

As a junior faculty trying to launch a career in research and successfully transition into the role of an independent investigator in sleep medicine, Neomi Shah, MD, MPH, had reached a […]

Marina Hinojosa-Kurtzberg, PhD

2011 Strategic Research Award 

After a five-year hiatus from research, Marina Hinojosa-Kurtzberg, PhD, was looking for an opportunity to restart her scientific career. Hoping to study sleep using animal models, she was fortunate to meet American […]

Case Western Reserve University

2011 Focused Projects Award – Humanitarian Projects

As an anthropologist, James Spilsbury, PhD, studies the social and cultural context of sleep, with a special focus on the effects of violence on disadvantaged children’s health and well-being. […]

David Plante, MD

2009 Physician Scientist Training Award

In 2009 David Plante, MD, received an American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation (AASM Foundation) Physician Scientist Training Award, a grant that supports a one-year sleep research fellowship either before or […]

Sleeping Children Around the World (2012)

2011 Focused Projects Award – Humanitarian Projects

One of four American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation (AASM Foundation) Humanitarian Projects Awards for 2011 was given to Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW), a registered Canadian charity […]

Sweet Dreamzzz

2011 Focused Projects Award – Humanitarian Projects

One of four American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation (AASM Foundation) Humanitarian Projects Awards for 2011 was given to Sweet Dreamzzz, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health, […]

Dean Beebe, PhD

2003 Young Investigator Award

In 2003, Dean Beebe was an assistant professor with a PhD in neuropsychology and an interest in sleep medicine, but his career path could have taken a couple of different […]