WESTCHESTER, Ill.Mohammed Shahriar Bobby Huda, MBChB, was recently named an honorable mention for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s (AASM) Young Investigator Award for 2007.

“On behalf of the AASM, I congratulate Dr. Huda on his selection for honorable mention for the Young Investigator Award,” said Alejandro D. Chediak, MD, new AASM president. “Dr. Huda is being recognized for his ongoing commitment to enhancing the public’s understanding of narcolepsy with cataplexy and the characteristics of this sleep disorder. His dedication to sleep medicine, and the medical field in general, makes him worthy of this honorable mention. I am confident that Dr. Huda will continue to positive influence the direction of sleep research in the years ahead.”

Dr. Huda will be acknowledged for this achievement at SLEEP 2007, the 21st Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, where he will give an oral presentation on the findings of his study entitled, “Changes in Circulating Plasma Ghrelin and Obestatin in Orexin-Deficient Narcolepsy-Cataplexy”.

Mohammed Shahriar Bobby Huda, MBChB, is a specialist registrar in diabetes and endocrinology and general internal medicine at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in London. He is involved in educating medical students and has traveled around the world to deliver lectures on a range of medical issues, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity — three of several health-related issues that can develop from having a sleep disorder.

He received a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from the University of Liverpool, where he was then a clinical research fellow and honorary specialist registrar.

SLEEP 2007 is a four-day scientific meeting that will feature an international body of over 5,000 leading researchers and clinicians in the field of sleep medicine.

More than 1,000 research abstracts will be presented at SLEEP 2007, a joint venture of the AASM and the Sleep Research Society. SLEEP 2007 will bring to light new findings that enhance the understanding of the processes of sleep and aid the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders such as insomnia, narcolepsy and sleep apnea.

AASM is a professional membership organization dedicated to the advancement of sleep medicine and sleep-related research.


Jim Arcuri

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