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American Academy of Sleep Medicine Awards
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) congratulates the following recipients of the 2017 AASM Awards. Each recipient will be recognized on Monday, June 5, during the plenary session of SLEEP 2017, the 31st Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS).
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Nathaniel Kleitman Distinguished Service Award
Established in 1981, the Nathaniel Kleitman Distinguished Service Award honors individuals dedicated to the sleep field who have made significant contributions in the areas of administration, public relations and government affairs. One of the world’s eminent sleep scientists, Nathaniel Kleitman formed the foundation for many areas of current sleep medicine by conducting groundbreaking research that included studies of REM sleep, circadian rhythms and the effect of drugs on sleep. Through his inventiveness and achievement, Dr. Kleitman left a vast impression on the sleep medicine field.
2017 Recipient: David F. Dinges, PhD
Dr. Dinges has been a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) since 1990. Dr. Dinges is currently a tenured professor of psychology in psychiatry, and he serves as chief of the Division of Sleep and Chronobiology and vice chair for faculty affairs and professional development in the Department of Psychiatry at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine.
William C. Dement Academic Achievement Award
Established in 1994, the William C. Dement Academic Achievement Award recognizes members of the sleep field who have displayed exceptional initiative and progress in the areas of sleep education and academic research. The award’s namesake, William C. Dement, MD, PhD, is one of the nation’s leading sleep researchers. His extensive publication of research, studies of REM sleep and development of the Multiple Sleep Latency Test greatly advanced the sleep medicine field. The William C. Dement Academic Achievement Award embodies the pursuit of knowledge, a commitment to teaching and an unceasing quest to disseminate truth.
2017 Recipient: Susan Redline, MD, MPH
Dr. Redline has been a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) since 1988. Dr. Redline is the Peter C. Farrell Professor of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School and directs a Program in Sleep Medicine Epidemiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Her research focuses on understanding the risk factors and outcomes of sleep disorders across populations, the role of sleep interventions in improving health, and use of web-based resources to enable exchange and analysis of sleep data.
Mark O. Hatfield Public Policy or Advocacy Award
Established in 1996, the Mark O. Hatfield Public Policy or Advocacy Award acknowledges an individual who has developed public policy that positively affects the healthy sleep of all Americans. This contribution is unique yet vital to the advancement of the field. U.S. Senator Mark O. Hatfield (R-Ore.) continually supported sleep medicine initiatives and policy until his death at the age of 89 years in 2011. His work on behalf of the field was instrumental at increasing NIH funding for sleep, raising public awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), establishing the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research, and supporting the nationally recognized sleep disorders research at the Oregon Health & Science University. Sen. Hatfield also chaired the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, introducing the driver fatigue initiative, which passed in 1995.
2017 Recipient: Anne Ferro
Anne Ferro was named President & CEO of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) in 2014 after serving 5 years as administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). She leads AAMVA in supporting member agencies (government agencies in the United States and Canada who are responsible for driver licensing, vehicle registration & title services, and traffic law enforcement) to deliver safe drivers, safe vehicles, and secure identities.
Excellence in Education Award
Established in 2002, the Excellence in Education Award is presented to those individuals who have made outstanding contributions in the teaching of sleep medicine. The award serves to recognize and honor dedicated individuals who have skillfully taught and enhanced the knowledge of professional and lay people in the areas of sleep and sleep medicine.
2017 Recipient: Michael H. Silber, MBChB, FAASM
Dr. Silber has been a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) since 1991. He is a professor of neurology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, dean of the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences, and a past co-director of the Mayo Center for Sleep Medicine. He earned his medical degree at the University of Cape Town, completing his neurology residency there and at Mayo Clinic. He served as program director of the Mayo Fellowship in Sleep Medicine for 14 years, educating 60 fellows.
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Essential Readings in Sleep Medicine 2017 (eBook)
AASM Standards and Guidelines for the Practice of Sleep
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