DARIEN, IL – On June 8, 2015, Michael J. Twery, PhD, received the Mark O. Hatfield Public Policy or Advocacy Award from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Dr. Twery was presented with the award at SLEEP 2015, the 29th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS).
Dr. Twery is the director of the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR) in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s (NHLBI) Division of Lung Diseases at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has led the NIH’s sleep and respiratory neurobiology scientific research group since 1996, and has served as director of the NCSDR since January 2006.
Established in 1996, the Mark O. Hatfield Public Policy or Advocacy Award acknowledges an individual who has developed public policy that positively affects the healthy sleep of all Americans. This contribution is unique yet vital to the advancement of the field.
About SLEEP 2015
More than 5,000 sleep medicine physicians and sleep scientists gathered at SLEEP 2015, the 29th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS), which was held June 6-10 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. The APSS is a joint venture of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society (www.sleepmeeting.org).
About the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Established in 1975, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) improves sleep health and promotes high quality patient centered care through advocacy, education, strategic research, and practice standards. With nearly 10,000 members, the AASM is the largest professional membership society for physicians, scientists and other health care providers dedicated to sleep medicine (www.aasm.org).
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