Leadership

2022 – 2023 Board of Directors

Namni Goel, PhD
President
H. Craig Heller, PhD
Immediate Past President
Stephanie J. Crowley, PhD
Secretary/Treasurer
Ravi Allada, MD
Suzanne M. Bertisch, MD Philip Gehrman, PhD
Chandra Jackson, PhD Girardin Jean-Louis, PhD
Miranda M. Lim, MD, PhD Sairam Parthasarathy, MD
Amy Wolfson, PhD Darlynn Rojo-Wissar, PhD
Trainee Member-at-Large
John A. Noel
Executive Director
Kaitlan M. Willis
SRS Coordinator

Standing Committees

The Sleep Research Society invites members to participate in a standing committee. Volunteer committee members provide an invaluable service to the organization and to members by contributing to initiatives and projects that are critical to the field of sleep and circadian research. Members also gain professional enrichment through the diverse activities of a committee.

Active Committees

Charge

The Communications Committee shall determine optimal communication strategies and tools, facilitate media outreach, and give members a greater sense of ownership in the Society. The Committee will implement novel strategies to engage the non-member sleep research community.

Committee Members

Rebecca Robbins, PhD – Chair James (Tim) McKenna, PhD – Vice Chair
Patricia Carter, PhD Jesse Cook
Erin Flynn-Evans, PhD Shivani Gianani
Heinrich Gompf, PhD Patricia L. Haynes, PhD
Paul Macey, PhD Everlyne Ogugu, PhD
Shameka Philips, MSN FNP-C Suzanne M. Bertisch, MD – Board Liaison
John A. Noel – Executive Director Kaitlan M. Willis – Coordinator

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Mandate

The goal of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is to broaden the perspectives and impact of sleep and circadian science. To that end, the committee will assess the SRS membership and leadership, and recommend strategies to improve diversity, equity and inclusion within the SRS’s leadership and membership. The Committee will identify barriers that may deter sleep/circadian researchers from underrepresented groups from becoming and remaining SRS members and continuing to contribute to the field in an academic or research environment of inclusive excellence. The committee will develop and implement initiatives to improve our recruitment and retention of members who would contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in the sleep and circadian science field.

Committee Members

Sanjay Patel, MD – Chair Rosemary Estevez Burns, PhD – Vice Chair
Mary Carskadon, PhD Kun Hu, PhD
Dimitrios Kantas, MD Morenikeji Komolafe, MBBS
Ralph Lydic, PhD Brooke Mason
Selena Thi Nguyen-Rodriquez, PhD Carleara Weiss, PhD
Chandra Jackson, PhD – Board Liaison
John A. Noel – Executive Director
Kaitlan M. Willis – Coordinator

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Mandate

The Membership Committee will determine benefits the SRS provides, to allow maximum membership values all the while increasing membership revenue. The Committee will find methods to recognize Members’ contributions and excellence while implementing novel strategies to engage the non-member sleep research community.

Committee Members

Jared M. Saletin, PhD – Chair Tony J. Cunningham, PhD – Vice Chair
Cassandra Godzik-Dziobek, PhD Jessica Levenson, PhD
Sariel Chia-Ling Li, PhD Joyce K. Lee-Iannotti, MD
Jessica Lunsford-Avery, PhD Oleksii Shandra, MD, PhD
Ari Shechter, PhD Marie-Pierre St-Onge, PhD
Anjana Subramoniam Shumenghui Zhai, BSN, MPH
Girardin Jean-Louis, PhD – Board Liaison
John A. Noel – Executive Director
Kaitlan M. Willis – Coordinator

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Mandate

The Pipeline Development Committee will work to increase trainee selectivity, target training activities at appropriate levels, improve metrics to measure success of training programs, develop cross lab training opportunities–including global opportunities and facilitate Jr/Sr networking and mentoring.

Committee Members

Jennifer Goldschmied, PhD – Chair     Andrew Beaudin, PhD – Vice Chair 
Philip Cheng, PhD – TEAC Representative     Cathy Alessi, MD
Lauren Covington, PhD, RN     Michael Grandner, PhD
Lauren Hartstein, PhD     Daniel Joyce, PhD
Misol Kwon     Alexandria Reynolds, PhD
Katrina Rodheim     Michael Scullin, PhD
Kathy Sexton-Radek, PhD     Kristen Stone, PhD
Robert Joseph Thomas, MD     Miranda M. Lim, MD, PhD – Board Liaison  
John A. Noel – Executive Director     Kaitlan M. Willis – Coordinator

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Mandate

To develop an SRS-only meeting in the off year from the Gordon Conference. Provide feedback to Program Committee and Board about the SRS component of the APSS meeting, including identifying hot topics.

Committee Members

Jamie M. Zeitzer, PhD – Chair      Kathryn Reid – Vice Chair
Rebecca Cox, PhD      Nour Makarem, PhD
Erik Musiek, MD, PhD      Sara Nowakowski, PhD
Ketema Paul, PhD      Megan E. Petrov, PhD
Jingyi Qian, PhD      Andrea Spaeth, PhD
Sridhar Sunderam      S. Justin Thomas, PhD
Giancarlo Vanini, MD      Ravi Allada, MD – Board Liaison     
John A. Noel – Executive Director           Kaitlan M. Willis, Coordinator

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Mandate

The Scientific Review Committee will make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding the Society’s award programs; oversee the full award process, from implementation to evaluation of the Early-Stage Investigators Award Program, including the scoring of applications to the Society’s award programs. This committee abides by current NIH COI recommendations in all review matters.

Committee Members

Mark R. Zielinski, PhD – Chair      Nayantara Santhi, PhD – Vice Chair
Chighaf Bakour, MD, PhD      Omonigho Michael Bubu, MD, PhD, MPH
Elaine M. Boland, PhD      Shameka L. Cody, PhD
Reut Gruber, PhD      Shahah Haghayegh, PhD
Tianyi Huang      Elias G. Karroum, MD, PhD
Satvinder Kaur, PhD      Rajesh Kumar, PhD
Kristina Puzino Lenker, PhD      Faith Luyster, PhD
Natalie Michael, PhD      Freda Patterson, PhD
Sabine Plancoulaine, MD, PhD      Kathryn Roecklein, PhD
Richa Saxena, PhD      Nancy Stewart, DO
Ivan Vargas, PhD      Huan Yang, PhD
Amy Wolfson, PhD – Board Liaison      John A. Noel – Executive Director
Christine A. Davis – Development Manager     

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Mandate

The Trainee Education Advisory Committee (TEAC) implements career development activities at the annual SLEEP meeting.

Committee Members

Sabra Abbott, MD, PhD – Chair     Philip Cheng, PhD – Vice Chair
Noah Andrews     Bilgay Balserak, PhD
Allison Brager, PhD     Jaime K. Devine, PhD
Idiatou Diallo, MPH     Afik Faerman, MS
Chenlu Gao, PhD     Katharina Graw-Panzer, MD
Cassie Hilditch, PhD     Nana Jiao
 Daniel Kay, PhD
Miranda Chappel-Farley, MS  – Trainee Member-at-Large Elect
Darlynn Rojo-Wissar, MPH – Trainee Member at Large/Board Liaison 
John A. Noel – Executive Director     Kaitlan M. Willis – Coordinator

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