Past Awardees 2018-07-09T15:35:43+00:00

Past Foundation Awardees

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SRSF Career Development Award

Yu Sun Bin
University of Sydney
“What is long sleep? Objective correlates of long sleep duration and prospective associations with healthcare utilization”

Anne Venner
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School
“Functional characterization of a genetically and anatomically defined sub-population underlying insomnia”

Christopher Depner, PhD
University of Colorado Boulder
“Mechanisms of insufficient sleep contributing to metabolic disease risk and impact from ‘weekend recovery’ sleep”

Jeffrey Donlea, PhD
University of California Los Angeles
“Using the fruit fly to identify consequences of sleep loss in memory-encoding circuits”

Heather E. Gunn, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
“Adolescent sleep, circadian rhythmicity, and cardiovascular disease risk: a dyadic approach”

Jon T. Willie, MD, PhD
Emory University School of Medicine
“Investigation of the effects of deep brain stimulation of amygdala upon laughter-induced changes in Hoffman reflex, a surrogate for cataplexy”

Josiane Broussard, PhD
University of Colorado Boulder
“Influence of physical activity status on the effects of insufficient sleep on metabolism”

Sara Biggs, PhD 
Monash University
“Identifying pathways for new treatment strategies for children with primary snoring”

Michael Scullin, PhD
Baylor University
“Slow-wave sleep and prospective memory consolidation in aging adults”

Joseph Dzierzewski, PhD
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
“Long-term Clinical Outcomes of Hypersomnia in At-Risk Older Adults”

Jimmy Fraigne, MD
University of Toronto
“Optogenetic Probing of Narcolepsy/Cataplexy Dopamine Circuitry”

See Wan Tham, MB, BS
Seattle Children’s Research Institute
“Sleep-wake Disturbances and Pain Responsivity in Adolescents”

Natalia Tulina, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
“Function of Sleep in the Regulation of stem cell activity”

J. Christian Gillin, MD, Research Grant

Nicholas Stavropoulos, PhD
NYU Neuroscience Institute
“Interrogation of protein degradation pathways regulating sleep”

Jon T. Willie, MD, PhD
Emory University School of Medicine
“Investigation of the effects of deep brain stimulation of amygdala upon laughter-induced changes in Hoffman reflex, a surrogate for cataplexy”

Thien Thang Dang-Vu, MD, PhD
Concordia University
“Pathophysiology of Idiopathic Hypersomnia: a Multimodal Neuroimaging Study”

Aric Prather, PhD
Regents of the University of California
“The effects of race-based social stress on objectively measured sleep and nocturnal autonomic functioning”

Irma Rukhadze, PhD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
“The role of medullary A1/C1 neurons in control of state-dependent activity of genioglossus muscle in behaving mice”

Sudha Arunachalam, PhD
Boston University
“Effects of Sleep on Word Learning in Preschoolers”

Olga Dergacheva, PhD
George Washington University
“Chronic Intermittent Hypoxia Alters a REM Sleep Pathway to Parasympathetic Cardiac Neurons in the Brainstem”

Michelle M. Garrison, PhD
Seattle Children’s Research Institute
“Healthy Sleep Intervention for Preschool Children”

Jamie Cvengros, PhD
Rush University Medical Center
“Changes in Eating Behavior Following Initiation of CPAP”

Christi S. Ulmer, PhD
Durham VA Medical Center (Duke University)
“Is Reduced Blood Pressure a Consequence of Improved Sleep Following a Behavioral Sleep Intervention for Adults With PTSD?”

Subhabrata Sanyal, PhD
Emory University School of Medicine – Cell Biology Department
“Genetic modeling of Restless Legs Syndrome in Drosophila”

Joanna E. MacLean, MD, PhD
University of Alberta, Department of Pediatrics
“A Follow-Up Study of Infants at High Risk of Sleep Disordered Breathing”

Stephanie Crowley, PhD
Rush University (Chicago), Biological Rhythms Research Lab
“A Light Phase Response Curve to Treat Delayed Sleep in Adolescents”

Katherine M. Sharkey, PhD
Brown University, Alpert Medical School
“Sleep and Circadian Phase Disruption in Postpartum Depression”

Robert (Vincent) Gerbasi, PhD
University of Chicago Medical School
“Molecular Signatures of Sleep Apnea in Endothelial Cell”

Carlos Blanco-Centurion, PhD
Harvard Medical School
“Effect of Multiple Lesions of the Arousal Neurons on the Sleep Homeostatic Response”

Jun Cai, MD, PhD
University of Louisville, Kosair Children’s Hospital
“Vulnerability of Defective Myelin to Intermittent Hypoxia during sleep”

Giancarlo Vannini, MD
University of Michigan
“Modulation of Sleep and Wakefulness by Extrasynaptic Y-Aminobutyric Acid A (GABAA) Receptors”

Yuka Sasaki, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
“MRI-constrained spectral imaging of spontaneous neuromagnetic activity during sleep in human cortex associated with visual learning”

Nancy Johnston, DVM
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
“Sleep fragmentation, the metabolic syndrome, and diabetes in mice”

Mirjam Munch, PhD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
“Circadian light effects and fMRI – a pilot study”

Anna Kalinchuk, PhD
Harvard Medical School-Boston VA Healthcare System
“Nitric oxide-mediated mechanisms of sleep regulation: spatial and temporal aspects”

Christoph Nissen, MD
Universitatsklinikum Freiburg in Freiburg, Germany
“Sleep-Related Neuroplasticity in Depression”

Robyn Stremler, PhD, RN
University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada
“Sleep Disturbances in Hospitalized Children”

Camellia Clark
University of California San Diego
“Sleep deprivation, polysomnography and functional MRI in minor depression”

Jonathan Emens
Oregon Health & Science University
“Determination of intrinsic circadian period in blind individuals with non-entrained circadian rhythm sleep disorders”

Fernando Louzada
Federal University of Parana, Brazil
“Home electric lighting effects on circadian rhythms”

Jonathan Wisor
SRI International
“Gamma-hydroxybutyrate for narcolepsy: role of the locus Coeruleus”

Dmitry Gerashchenko
SRI International
“Identification of neurons in the lateral hypothalamus playing critical role in arousal”

Lisa Meltzer
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
“Sleep patterns in children with autism and their caregivers”

Natalia Suntsova
UCLA/VA/Sepulveda Research Corporation
“Absence epilepsy and the hypothalamic/basal forebrain sleep promoting and arousal systems”

Kenneth P. Wright
University of Colorado
“The metabolic cost of extended wakefulness”

Elliott D. Weitzman, MD, Research Grant

Sigrid C. Veasey, MD
University of Pennsylvania
“OSA Biomarker”

Marcos Frank, PhD
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Neuroscience
“Astrocytic transducers of sleep propensity”

Hans Van Dongen, PhD
Washington State University, Spokane
“Biomarkers of Vulnerability to Sleep Loss”

Mary Carskadon, PhD
Brown University Medical School