Mary A. Carskadon Outstanding Educator Award

The Mary A. Carskadon Outstanding Educator Award honors excellence in education in sleep and circadian research. This award honors an individual for their contributions to training sleep and circadian professionals and/or educating the general public.

Selection criteria focus on educational contributions that may include:

  • Disseminating the knowledge base and research methods of the sleep and circadian field
  • Increasing awareness of the health and safety significance of the sleep and circadian field.
  • Teaching, mentoring, course development, educational publications (including textbooks, popular press books, or popular press articles), presentations (including mass media presentations), and/or outreach activities.

Please address questions to the SRS Coordinator, at coordinator@srsnet.org. Nominations for 2022 awards are open from September 1, 2021 through October 24, 2021.

2022 Recipient

Kenneth P. Wright, Jr., PhD
Kenneth P. Wright, Jr., PhD

“It is an honor to be the recipient of the 2022 Mary A. Carskadon Outstanding Educator Award and to be listed among the esteemed colleagues that have received the award in prior years. I am privileged to have mentored and to continue to mentor amazing trainees that share a passion for sleep and circadian science, and science communication. Many of my former trainees now have their own labs, are doing great science and mentoring their own students. I appreciate the many educational opportunities I have had to contribute to the professional development of trainees in the field, in outreach activities for government, professional, community, and commercial stakeholders, and to teach courses on sleep and circadian rhythms at the University of Colorado Boulder. Many thanks to the Sleep Research Society for this honor.”

Past Recipients

2021 – Girardin Jean-Louis, PhD
2020 – Allan I. Pack, MBChB, PhD
2019 – Martica Hall, PhD
2018 – Sharon A. Keenan, REEGT, RPSGT, PhD, DABSM
2017 – Colin A. Espie, PhD, DSc
2016 – Jodi A. Mindell, PhD
2015 – Daniel J. Buysse, PhD
2014 – Michael Chase, PhD
2013 – Meir Kryger, MD, FRCPC and Robert W. McCarley, MD
2012 – Thomas Roth, PhD
2011 – Charles Czeisler, MD, PhD
2010 – Allan Rechtschaffen, PhD
2009 – David F. Dinges, PhD
2008 – Richard Bootzin, PhD
2007 – Sonia Ancoli-Israel, PhD
2006 – William Dement, MD, PhD
2005 – Mary Carskadon, PhD