Every year, the American Academy of Sleep Medication (AASM) and the Sleep Analysis Society (SRS) choose excellent leaders in sleep medication as recipients of awards. The awards are given out yearly on the SLEEP convention, which in 2019 takes place in June in San Antonio.
The 2019 AASM award recipients, who had been chosen by the AASM board of administrators, are:
Patrick J. Strollo, Jr., MD
Nathaniel Kleitman Distinguished Service Award for dedication to the sleep area and vital contributions within the areas of administration, public relations, and authorities affairs
Strollo is a professor of medication and medical and translational science and vice chair of medication for Veterans Affairs on the College of Pittsburgh, and he’s chairman of medication on the VA Pittsburgh Well being System. Strollo has made quite a few contributions all through greater than 30 years as an AASM member, particularly by main the AASM because the 2010 – 2011 president, serving because the AASM doctor consultant to the American Medical Affiliation (AMA) Doctor Consortium for Efficiency Enchancment, and representing the AASM throughout the AMA Home of Delegates. He additionally has made a long-lasting, optimistic influence on the sleep area as chair of the Nationwide Coronary heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Sleep Problems Analysis Advisory Board and thru his analysis exploring the novel therapy of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the influence of OSA on cardiovascular danger.
Sonia Ancoli-Israel, PhD
William C. Dement Tutorial Achievement Award for distinctive initiative and progress within the areas of sleep training and tutorial analysis
Ancoli-Israel is a professor emeritus of psychiatry and professor of analysis on the College of California San Diego College of Medication. All through 35 years as an AASM member, she has made a long-lasting influence on the sleep area as a clinician and educator, together with her service as analysis and training director on the UC San Diego Sleep Medication Heart. She additionally has helped advance the sphere of sleep and circadian science by means of her analysis in areas of essential significance, reminiscent of growing older and most cancers, and thru her management in positions reminiscent of deputy director of the UC San Diego Stein Institute for Analysis on Getting older and co-director of the UC San Diego Common Scientific Analysis Heart Gillin Laboratory of Sleep and Chronobiology.
Loretta Colvin, ACNP-BC
Excellence in Training Award for excellent contributions within the instructing of sleep medication
Colvin is a medical assistant professor of nursing at Maryville College and a nurse practitioner at SSM Well being in St. Louis. All through almost 10 years as an AASM member, she has served as chair of the AASM APRN/PA Process Power, two-time chair of the Sleep Problems for the APRN/PA course, and member of each the AASM Training Committee and the AASM Range & Inclusion Process Power. Her work has helped advance training for all members of the sleep workforce, and he or she has been a pacesetter in advocating for the vital position of superior follow suppliers within the area of sleep medication.
Senator Anthony Portantino
Mark O. Hatfield Public Coverage or Advocacy Award for growing public coverage that positively impacts the wholesome sleep of all Individuals
Senator Anthony Portantino represents California’s 25th State Senate District. He lately reintroduced SB-328, “Pupil attendance: faculty begin time,” which made all of it the best way to the governor’s desk in 2018 earlier than being vetoed. The invoice would require the college day for center colleges and excessive colleges within the state to start no sooner than 8:30 am, which is in settlement with an AASM place assertion. The invoice demonstrates that laws selling wholesome sleep for teenagers can garner bipartisan help, and it supplies a mannequin for different state legislators all through the nation.
The 2019 SRS award recipients, who had been chosen by the SRS board of administrators, are:
Louis Ptáček, MD
Distinguished Scientist Award for vital, unique and sustained scientific contributions of a primary, medical, or theoretical nature to the sleep and circadian analysis area, revamped a complete profession
Ptáček is a distinguished professor of neurology on the College of California, San Francisco. Ptáček’s and his colleagues’ work has opened an entire new area of human genetics in sleep that has spanned from research of human topics/phenotypes and identification of genes/mutations to molecular characterization of practical penalties and in vivo research. Ptáček is a pioneer in establishing genetic research of human sleep habits. His stature within the area has led to his election to the Nationwide Academy of Medication, the American Affiliation of Arts and Sciences, and the Nationwide Academy of Science.
Because the SRS Distinguished Scientist Award recipient, Ptáček additionally receives the distinction of presenting an invited lecture on the SLEEP 2019 annual assembly. He’ll current the lecture, “Homo sapiens as a mannequin system for circadian rhythm genetics and biology.”
Frank A.J.L. Scheer, PhD and Steven A. Shea, PhD
Excellent Scientific Achievement Award for novel and seminal discoveries of a primary, medical, or theoretical nature which have made a big influence on the sleep area
In 2009, Scheer and Shea, along with their colleagues, revealed a landmark paper within the Proceedings of the Nationwide Academy of Science, “Opposed metabolic and cardiovascular penalties of circadian misalignment.” Their work demonstrated that disruption of the alignment between the interior circadian system and the sleep/meal cycle results in opposed cardiometabolic penalties in people. This work additionally sparked many follow-up research internationally. Their examine confirmed that the mistiming of behaviors has sturdy and detrimental results on cardiometabolic management, elevating scientific and medical curiosity into circadian misalignment and timing of habits internationally.
Along with the worth of the publication, Scheer and Shea are scientists on the forefront of clinically related human circadian analysis, utilizing refined laboratory protocols. Scheer is director of the Medical Chronobiology Program at Brigham and Girls’s Hospital in Boston, and Shea is director and professor at Oregon Institute of Occupational Well being Sciences at Oregon Well being & Science College, every main their unbiased laboratories increasing their work on circadian misalignment and main the best way in finding out mechanisms, translation, and therapeutic interventions.
Martica Corridor, PhD
Mary A. Carskadon Excellent Educator Award for excellence in training associated to the sleep and circadian analysis area
Corridor is a professor of psychiatry, psychology, and medical and translational science on the College of Pittsburgh College of Medication. She can be co-director of the College of Pittsburgh Heart for Sleep and Circadian Science. Since starting her profession in sleep analysis within the mid-1990s, one among her long-standing passions has been educating researchers exterior the sphere of sleep medication on the significance of sleep to well being and functioning. She has skilled a big variety of college students and guided them to promising careers by which sleep is a central or secondary focus. Corridor has been the driving pressure behind the institution of a complete campus of sleep researchers on the College of Pittsburgh by offering mentorship to quite a few college students, organizing the weekly Multidisciplinary Sleep Grand Rounds, and growing the (now annual) Sleep Analysis Day on campus.