The American Sleep Medicine Foundation awarded four grants in the Physician Scientist Training Award category for 2008, including one funded in part through a generous grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Through these awards, the ASMF aims to support research training for physicians who wish to pursue careers as physician scientists in sleep medicine. Each recipient will receive a one year grant of $75,000 in funding, and will be recognized at the Discovering the Secrets of Sleep dinner at SLEEP 2008.

Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc. awarded a grant of $75,000 to the American Sleep Medicine Foundation (ASMF) for an additional sleep research year for graduates of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited sleep medicine fellowships. The recipient will be recognized at the Discovering the Secrets of Sleep dinner at SLEEP 2008.

The following are the award recipients:

Principal Investigator University Affiliation Project Title Type of Grant
Josna Adsumilli, MD Brigham and Women’s Hospital Effectiveness of Night Floats and Naps in reducing the risks of interns’ 24+ hour shifts Takeda Pharmaceuticals Grant for Sleep Medicine Post-Fellowship Research Year
Ina Djonlagic, MD Brigham and Women’s Hospital Sleep, Learning and Parkinson Disease Physician Scientist Training Award
Mikhail B. Litinski, MD Brigham and Women’s Hospital Modulating Effect of Circadian Rhythm and Sleep/Wake Cycle on Severity of Sleep Apnea Hypopnea Syndrome Physician Scientist Training Award
Dennis Hwang, MD NYU School of Medicine/Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine A Pilot Study Evaluating Changes in Pcrit after Therapy for OSA with Oral Appliance Therapy and Upper Airway Physician Scientist Training Award