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.

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

Insomnia

CIRCADIAN RHYTHM SLEEP-WAKE DISORDERS

Project Title Grant Recipient Grant Type
Evaluating Circadian Response to Light in Delayed Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder Sabra Abbott, MD, PhD
Northwestern University
2016 ABSM Junior Faculty Grant

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

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

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

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

Hypersomnia

Project Title Grant Recipient Grant Type
Behavioral Sleep Medicine for Hypersomnia: A Proof of Concept Study Jason Ong, PhD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Strategic Research Grant

Aging

HIGH-RISK SLEEP POPULATIONS

Project Title Grant Recipient Grant Type
Improving Screening for Sleep Disorders in Children with Epilepsy Among Pediatric Providers Sejal Jain, MD
University of Arizona
Focused Projects Grant – Educational
Focal Slow Wave Sleep in Brain Repair and Recovery After Stroke Eric Landsness, MD, PhD
Washington University in St. Louis
Physician Scientist Training Grant