The SRSF Career Development Award (CDA) has a tremendous impact on the sleep and circadian research community.

2018 CDA recipient Heming Wang, PhD, shares how the award impacted her career.

The SRSF Career Development Award helped me develop my research career from many aspects. This award allowed me to establish a good record of publications and transition to a faculty in sleep medicine. This award also promoted me further pursuing federal funding. One year after I received this award, I submitted my first NIH R01 grant proposal focusing on sleep and cardiovascular diseases. I would recommend this award to every postdoc in or even outside the sleep world. It starts a good track to independent research.