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.

Volunteering on a Committee

Members can share their professional expertise and volunteer for an SRS standing committee. Volunteers must be able to participate in committee conference calls as frequently as once per month. While we accept volunteer submissions all year long, committee members are placed on the respective committee in April of each year for the upcoming three-year term, which begins in June each year.

To volunteer, please complete the following online form and submit your CV summary, no longer than two pages, or an NIH Biosketch to coordinator@srsnet.org or by mail to 2510 North Frontage Road, Darien, IL 60561.

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     Maria Inês Clara, MS
Jesse Cook     Erin Flynn-Evans, PhD
Brianna George     Shivani Gianani
Luciana Giorgio Cosenzo, PhD, MSW     Zlatan Krizan, PhD
Steven Miller     Sadia Naqshbandi, MBBS, RPSGT, RST
Suzanne M. Bertisch, MD – Board Liaison        John A. Noel – Executive Director
Jenny Bogda – Coordinator

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Charge

The Conflict of Interest Committee’s mandate is to assist the Board of Directors with the annual review of the SRS’s conflict of interest policies and implementation of the conflict of interest policy. The committee serves as a panel to review potential conflicts of interest and make final determinations about resolution of potential conflicts. All determinations of the committee will be considered final and do not require approval from the Board of Directors.

The committee shall consist of three members. The Secretary/Treasurer will serve as Chair of the COI Committee. The other two members will be the Immediate Past President and a member-at-large as elected by the SRS membership for a two-year term.

Committee Members

Stephanie J. Crowley, PhD H. Craig Heller, PhD
Helen Burgess, PhD John A. Noel – Executive Director
Jenny Bogda – 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

Rosemary Estevez Burns, PhD – Chair         Carleara Weiss, PhD, Vice Chair
Sammy Dhaliwal, PhD     Kun Hu, PhD
Dimitrios Kantas, MD     Kelly Kim, BS
Morenikeji Komolafe, MBBS     Ralph Lydic, PhD
Brooke Mason     Selena Thi Nguyen-Rodriguez, PhD
Darlynn Rojo-Wissar, PhD, MPH     Melanie Stearns, PhD
Ivan Vargas, PHD     Chandra Jackson, PhD – Board Liaison
John A. Noel – Executive Director     Jenny Bogda – 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
Allison Brager, PhD Lovemore Kunorozva, PhD
Jessica Levenson, PhD Joyce K. Lee-Iannotti, MD
Jessica Lunsford-Avery, PhD Andrew McHill, PhD
Oleksii Shandra, MD, PhD Ari Shechter, PhD
Marie-Pierre St-Onge, PhD Anjana Subramoniam
Girardin Jean-Louis, PhD – Board Liaison John A. Noel – Executive Director
Jenny Bogda – 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 
Cassie Hilditch, PhD – TEAC Representative          Lauren Covington, PhD, RN
Michael Grandner, PhD     Lauren Hartstein, PhD
Daniel Joyce, PhD     Bomin Jeon, PhD, MSN, RN
Satvinder Kaur, PhD     Misol Kwon
Michele Okun, PhD     Katrina Rodheim
Kathy Sexton-Radek, PhD     Rupsha Singh, PhD
Kristen Stone, PhD     Robert Joseph Thomas, MD
Miranda M. Lim, MD, PhD – Board Liaison       John A. Noel – Executive Director
Jenny Bogda – 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

Kathryn Reid, PhD – Chair     Erik Musiek, MD, PhD – Vice Chair
Rebecca Cox, PhD     Chenlu Gao, PhD
Nour Makarem, PhD     Jessica Mong, PhD
Sara Nowakowski, PhD     Ketema Paul, PhD
Ana Pocivavsek, PhD     Jingyi Qian, PhD
Aarti Sathyanarayana, PhD     Andrea Spaeth, PhD
Sridhar Sunderam     S. Justin Thomas, PhD
Giancarlo Vanini, MD     Cathy Alessi, MD – Board Liaison
John A. Noel – Executive Director          Jenny Bogda, 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      Reut Gruber, PhD
Shahah Haghayegh, PhD      Tianyi Huang
Rajesh Kumar, PhD      Faith Luyster, PhD
Natalie Michael, PhD      Freda Patterson, PhD
Yueqing Peng, PhD      Marie-Hélène Pennestri, PhD
Sabine Plancoulaine, MD, PhD      Kathryn Roecklein, PhD
Yeonsu Song, PhD, RN, FNP      Nancy Stewart, DO
Martina Vendrame, PhD      Mark Wu, MD, PhD
Megan E. Petrov, PhD – Board Liaison           John A. Noel – Executive Director   
Jenny Bogda – Coordinator     

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Mandate

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

Committee Members

Philip Cheng, PhD – Chair                    Cassie Hilditch, PhD – Vice Chair    
Noah Andrews     Ruth Brombach, MS
Jaime K. Devine, PhD     Idiatou Diallo, MPH
Amy Hartman, PhD, OTR/L     Rachel Jansen, PhD
Nana Jiao     Daniel Kay, PhD
Chooza Moon, PhD, RN     Alexandria Reynolds, PhD
Cynthia Tchio, PhD – Trainee Member at Large Elect     Courtney Wright
Miranda Chappel-Farley, MS – Trainee Member-at-Large/Board Liaison          John A. Noel – Executive Director
Jenny Bogda – Coordinator

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