To encourage an interest in sleep medicine and sleep research at the high school level, the American Sleep Medicine Foundation (ASMF) sponsors an annual High School Topical Review in Sleep Science Contest. The contest recognizes excellence in the understanding of scientific research and in the preparation of a topical review paper related to sleep. The AASM congratulates the following winners of the 2011 contest:

  • Julia Deutsch, Scarsdale, N.Y.: 1st place – “The effect of time of day on cognitive function in adolescents”
  • Tailer Hensley, Utica, Ohio: 2nd place
  • Emily Mancini, Smithtown, N.Y.: 2nd place
  • Shana Zucker, Deerfield, IL: 2nd place
  • Camille Finn, Ossining, N.Y.: 3rd place
  • Tyler Senjem, Pine Island, Minn.: 3rd place

As the first-place prize winner, Ms. Deutsch will receive a $1,000 U.S. savings bond and a trip for her and a parent to Minneapolis, Minn., to attend SLEEP 2011, the 25th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC. There she will be recognized during the AASM General Membership Meeting, which will take place Monday, June 13, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. All of the contest entries will be published online in conjunction with the June 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.