Spotlight 2018-03-15T15:03:52+00:00

Spotlight

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 […]

Alon Avidan, MD, MPH

2010 Focused Projects Award – Educational Projects

Alon Avidan, MD, MPH is working to bring sleep medicine principles to family physicians by offering continuing medical education (CME) programs online. A grant from the American Academy of […]

Jan Polak, MD, PhD, and Marina Hinojosa-Kurtzberg, PhD

2011 Strategic Research Awards

In 2009 the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation (AASM Foundation) created the Strategic Research Awards grant program to support research that addresses significant knowledge gaps in the field of sleep medicine. […]

Ina Djonlagic, MD

2010 ABSM Junior Faculty Research Award

Receiving a 2010 ABSM Junior Faculty Research Award from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation (AASM Foundation) helped clear the way for Ina Djonlagic, MD, to earn a grant […]

Kevin Hellman, PhD

2006 Career Advancement Study Award

The educational and professional path of American Academy of Sleep Medicine member Kevin Hellman, PhD, demonstrates how the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation (AASM Foundation) can play a vital role […]