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 evaluation and management of patients with insomnia. All [...]

2018-12-11T17:47:42+00:00 December 10th, 2018|Announcements, 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 within the Department of Pediatrics, and she conducts [...]

2018-03-29T16:23:01+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Spotlight|

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, Dr. Combs realized that sleep disorders, particularly sleep [...]

2018-03-29T16:22:59+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Spotlight|

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 children. She was surprised to learn that while [...]

2018-03-29T14:48:29+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Spotlight|

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 junior faculty in the sleep medicine division in [...]

2018-03-29T21:27:24+00:00 June 6th, 2013|Spotlight|

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 insomnia (when clarithromycin was combined with her other [...]

2018-03-29T21:28:14+00:00 June 6th, 2013|Spotlight|

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 in the dusty schoolyard of the [...]

2018-03-29T14:58:30+00:00 May 8th, 2013|Spotlight|

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 of Sleep Medicine Foundation (AASM Foundation) helped make [...]

2018-03-29T21:30:04+00:00 April 29th, 2013|Spotlight|

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 crossroads in her three-year journey. Shah had been [...]

2018-03-29T21:31:34+00:00 April 29th, 2013|Spotlight|

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 Academy of Sleep Medicine member Sairam Parthasarathy, MD, [...]

2018-03-29T21:34:14+00:00 April 23rd, 2013|Spotlight|