Project Results

A growing number of AASM Foundation-funded projects are producing important results that are being disseminated to the sleep community. Learn more about these completed projects by reading their summary results, related peer-reviewed publications and presentations at national meetings.

Aging

Artificial Intelligence

Project Title Grant Recipient Grant Type
Deep neural network model for automatic detection of sleep-disordered breathing events from out-of-center level 3 sleep tests Kirsi Marja-Zitting, PhD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Strategic Research Grant

CIRCADIAN RHYTHM SLEEP-WAKE DISORDERS

Clinical Sleep Science

Community

Project Title Grant Recipient Grant Type
Community Acupuncture Sleep Intervention for Hispanic Immigrants: A Preliminary Study Tracy Rupp Hockmeyer, PhD
EbbTide Wellness Studio LLC
Focused Projects Grant – Humanitarian
Connecting Sleep Health Resources to State Education Requirements to Facilitate Utilization by Classroom Teachers Terra Ziporyn, PhD
Start School Later, Inc./Healthy Hours
Community Sleep Health Grant
Addressing Sleep Health in Low-Income, Disadvantaged Youth Through Data-Informed Trainings for School-based Staff/Counselors Jack Peltz, PhD
Daemen College and the Center for Youth
Community Sleep Health Grant
Juveniles’ Perceptions of Sleep Quality and Environment During Detention Amy R. Wolfson, PhD
Loyola University Maryland and Department of Juvenile Services, Maryland
Community Sleep Health Grant

Education

Project Title Grant Recipient Grant Type
An interdisciplinary sleep and circadian online course for first-year undergraduates Yu Sun Bin, PhD
University of Sydney
Focused Projects Grant – Educational
Empowering Social Work Students to Promote Sleep Health among Underserved Populations Christine Spadola, PhD & Danielle Groton, PhD
Florida Atlantic University
Focused Projects Grant – Educational

HIGH-RISK SLEEP POPULATIONS

Hypersomnolence

Project Title Grant Recipient Grant Type
A multidimensional assessment to improve the Evaluation and Treatment of Hypersomnolence David Plante, MD
University of Wisconsin
Strategic Research Grant
Behavioral Sleep Medicine for Hypersomnia: A Proof of Concept Study Jason Ong, PhD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Strategic Research Grant

Insomnia

Narcolepsy

Project Title Grant Recipient Grant Type
Mechanisms of Cataplexy Thomas Scammell, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
2018 Bridge to Success Grant for Mid-Career/Senior Investigators

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Project Title Grant Recipient Grant Type
Polysomnographic Markers of Clinical Sleep Apnea Outcomes Robert Thomas, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Strategic Research Grant
Effects of Treating Sleep Apnea-Induced Hypoxia with low-Flow Oxygen in Acute Stroke Patients: A Randomized Pilot Study Melissa C. Lipford, MD
Mayo Clinic
Physician Scientist Training Grant
Sleep Microarchitecture, Neuroimaging and Daytime Sleepiness in Obstructive Sleep Apnea and its Treatment Ankit Parekh, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Focused Projects Grant for Junior Investigators
Recognition and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea among Medicare Beneficiaries Tiffany Braley, MD
University of Michigan
Strategic Research Grant
Evaluation of a Novel Physiological Marker in Sleep Apnea Younghoon Kwon, MD
University of Virginia
Focused Projects Grant – Research
Effects of Cyclical Intermittent Hypoxia on Local (Primary Breast) and Distal (Metastases to the brain) tumors Diane Lim, MD
University of Pennsylvania
ABSM Junior Faculty Grant
Evidence-based Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric OSA Syndrome in Primary Care Sarah Honaker, PhD, CBSM
Indiana University
Strategic Research Grant
Interrater Reliability of In-person vs. Telemedicine Evaluation for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Michael Yurcheshen, MD
University of Rochester
Focused Projects Grant
Mechanisms of Liver Fibrosis in OSA Omar Mesarwi, MD
University of California, San Diego
Physician Scientist Training Grant
Sleep Apnea Effects on Memory: Consequences and Mechanisms Andrew Varga, MD, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
ABSM Junior Faculty Grant
Neurocognitive Impairment in Children with Congenital Heart Disease and Sleep Disordered Breathing Daniel Combs, MD
University of Arizona
ABSM Junior Faculty Grant
Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Surgical Timing – A Hypothesis Translational Model Arvind Chandrakantan, MD, MBA
Baylor College of Medicine
Bridge to Success Grant for Early Career Investigators
Acute Obstructive Sleep Apnea Impacts Diurnal Alzheimer’s Biomarkers Through Nocturnal Hypoxemia and State Transitions Korey Kam, PhD
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Focused Projects Grant for Junior Investigators
Leveraging Polysomnographic Physiological Signals for Improved Cardiovascular Risk Stratification on Obstructive Sleep Apnea Diego Mazzotti, PhD
University of Kansas
Strategic Research Grant
Multifactorial Approach to Increasing Oral Appliance Adherence in OSA Treatment Allen Firestone, DDS, MS
The Ohio State University
Dental Research Grant
Identification of optimal, evidence-based definitions of apnea and hypopnea leveraging the National Sleep Research Resource Ali Azarbarzin, PhD; Susan Redline, MD, MPH
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Strategic Research Grant
Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation for Obstructive Sleep Apnea on Sympathetic and Vascular Function (CARDIOSA-12) Raj Dedhia, MD
University of Pennsylvania
American Board of Sleep Medicine Junior Faculty Grant
Determinants of Occlusal Changes in Oral Appliance Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea – A Randomized Controlled Trial Benjamin Pliska, DDS, MS
University of British Columbia
Dental Research Grant